Scope of research

Our research is focused on the application and development of X-ray diffraction methods for the analysis of structures of compounds in the solid state and on the development of methods which translate structural information into new directions for design and synthesis of new compounds and materials.

We participate in many chemical and physical projects which involve identification and determination of structures and structural properties of compounds and materials. Although our experimental techniques are focused on properties of the solid state, in most cases the examination of single crystals or crystalline powders by X-ray diffraction also provides an indirect way to obtain information about compounds in solution.
Identification of molecules but also the determination of accurate geometries is very important for chemists and physicists in the process of design, synthesis and examination of new compounds and materials. We can give a significant contribution to other research in the form of accurate crystal structures, information from powder diffraction studies, method development and/or studies of structural databases.