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Research at XRD1

XRD1 and its Users

The XRD1 beamline was among the first to become operational at Elettra and has been recently upgraded after more than ten years of function. Proposals requesting beamtime at XRD1 are submitted to the Elettra Proposal Review Panel for evaluation from heterogeneous group of researchers affiliated with national and international research centers and universities. The beamline is also actively involved in collaborations with industrial partners.
Users submitting a proposal for the first time are warmly invited to browse our publications, in order develop a clear view on the typical applications of our setup and its capabilities.

Research Fields

The XRD1 beamline has been designed primarily for macromolecular crystallography, but the characteristics of the beamline permit to perform a wide variety of experiments: the beamline hosts small molecules, protein crystallography, powder diffraction, high pressure physics and solid-state experiments. Research takes place in fields related to biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, materials science, archeometry, food science, geophysics, solid state and superconductors physics.
The light source with a useful energy range from 4 to 21 keV and the availability of a kappa goniometer make XRD1 a powerful tool: selected examples of XRD1 applications can be found in our Highlights section.


Browse our Publications

Read our Highlights

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:14