Bruker AXS LLC
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Training Center
Basic Chemical Crystallography Applications Training
*Classes are subject to change or cancellation with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic. Bruker will abide by all state and local regulations in effect at the time the class is scheduled.

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.


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

Training Date

 No dates scheduled


 Bruker AXS LLC

5465 E. Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI 53711. USA
(608) 276-3000

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Michael Ruf
Product Manager, SCD

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Caitlin Heitman
Marketing Specialist


Bruker AXS LLC
5465 E. Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI 53711-11