X-ray Powder Diffractometer

The Faber group operates an X-ray powder diffractometer, a PANalytical X'Pert Pro located in Steele 339, with a wide range of capabilities. As a service to the Caltech community, we generally provide access to this instrument. Users should kindly recognize their access of this equipment as a privilege and not a right.

Some features and capabilities of the instrument are as follows:

Access and Usage Policies:

On-Campus Rate**
Training $30 (one-time)
Standard operation $15/hr
Capillary $30/hr
High temperature stage $100 first hr + $25/hr thereafter
Operator assistance* additional $15/hr to rates listed above