Basic Chemical Crystallography

Applications Training Class

P/N 862-088500

Bruker Nano, Inc.
Madison, WI Training Center

Bruker Training Facility
Bruker Nano, Inc.
5465 East Cheryl Pkwy
Madison, WI 53711-5373, USA
1 (800) 234- XRAY

About the course

This course is designed for new users of the Bruker D8 QUEST or D8 VENTURE systems for X-ray crystal structure determination (chemical crystallography). The course includes instruction and lab time. The training is in English, so participants should have strong English skills.

Attendance Fee

The course fee is $1,980 USD per person. 

Class Size

Because our courses are interactive and learner-oriented, we limit class size to a minimum of three and a maximum of six. Early enrollment is encouraged as registrations are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis.

**Each participant will be provided with class materials and lunch daily. We have computers on-site, but it is encouraged to bring a laptop. It is highly recommended to fly into Madison (MSN) on Sunday afternoon/evening and fly out late Wednesday evening or Thursday morning to be able to attend the full course.

Course Agenda

This course runs 9am-5pm, Monday - Wednesday and covers the following:

  • Introduction to single crystal diffraction (crystal systems, space groups, X-ray diffraction theory)
  • Overview of instrument hardware and software
  • Techniques for selection and mounting of specimens for X-ray analysis
  • Discussion of data collection techniques and strategies
  • Hands-on use of a Bruker D8 series system for routine structure determinations
  • Instruction and practice with APEX3 software package, including
  • Data integration and analysis techniques using APEX3
  • Structure determination and refinement - use of SHELXTL software package
  • Use of Cambridge Crystallographic Database
  • preparation of final reports, tables, diagrams and CIF files
  • Students are encouraged to bring his/her own samples and problem data


For course content questions please contact:

Michael Ruf
Product Manager, SC-XRD

For registration and other questions please contact:

Caitlin Heitman
Marketing Specialist