Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - X-Ray

Laboratory of Chemical Crystallography

Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Chemistry

Brook-Taylor-Str. 2

12489 Berlin

Room 0'212- 0'215



Our Lab is equiped with three diffractometers:

  • one Bruker D8 VENTURE with both, Cu and Mo microfocus sources
  • two STOE 2Theta Image Plate diffractometers, Mo radiation


We can perform various studies such as: 


  • Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction 
  • low and high temperature measurements (80 K- 400 K)
  • measurements of highly air and moisture sensitive compounds
  • measurements of temperature sensitive compounds (radicals, metastable compounds) 
  • Phase transition
  • Polymorphism
  • Crystal engineering
  • Poweder Diffraction (as phase purity study)
  • Crystallization
  • Cambridge Structural Database searches


2016, here we are starting from 'fuchsia' in clockwise direction: Santina Hoof, Philipp Wittwer, Remi Trifon, Nicolas Frank, Katrin Warm, Beatrice (Braun) Cula, Reik Laubenstein







2015, here we are: 

From left to right, upper row: Rémi Tirfoin, Beatrice Braun, Reik Laubenstein, Santina Hoof. Bottom row: Nicolas Frank, Roy Herrmann