Grant to support new X-ray diffractometer

A Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal from the NSF entitled, “MRI: Acquisition of a Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer for Structure Determination and Diffuse Scattering on Small Molecules, Macromolecules, and Materials,” has been awarded to PI Dr. Elizabeth Papish and co-PIs Dr. Jared Allred, Dr. Jack Dunkle, and Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy.  The grant will provide over $300,000 to partially support the purchase of a new single crystal X-ray diffractometer with the remaining funds coming from UA cost match.  The new instrument will expand the department’s capabilities to determine the solid state structure of small molecules, biomolecules, and solid state materials.