News from the CIF

Posted: November 8th, 2017


Single-Crystal XRD system

A new Single-Crystal XRD system is now available to CIF-trained users and can be found in CHEMR, room 204L.

The Bruker D8 QUEST ECO is a full-featured research instrument providing complete 3D structures, complementary to NMR and mass spec, enabling not only the full range of service crystallography but also charge density and absolute structure investigations.

It features the new PHOTON 50™ CMOS detector which is capable of high speed data collection in shutterless operation mode ensuring excellent quality of data and unprecedented data acquisition speed. A full-sphere of data can typically be collected in about 2 hours!

If you are interested in learning more about utilizing this system in your research, please contact for more information.



The Central Instrument Facility (CIF) is one of the Specialized Core Facilities  at Colorado State University, operated by the Department of Chemistry. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure and education services in support of advanced chemical and materials sciences. To learn more about the Central Instrument Facility, please visit their website!