The National Crystallography Service is a single crystal X-ray diffraction service for chemical crystallography.

If you are new to the NCS follow the links below to learn about our academic and commercial services. If you already have an allocation with us go to Portal2.

A few Words About Us

Welcome

The UK National Crystallography Service (NCS) is a world leading, unique facility providing a service and researching in chemical  crystallography.   We focus on the technique of single crystal diffraction applied to samples submitted by UK Chemistry, and related, disciplines. 

The service is an amalgamation of resources at two centres; laboratory-based facilities in the Chemical Crystallography Laboratory at the School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, together with provision of a synchrotron-based facility on station I19 at the Diamond Light Source facility.

Access a single crystal X-ray diffraction service for chemical crystallography

Users from chemistry, defence, pharmacy, biochemistry and many more

Our users originate from over 30 different institutions

We have a team of scientists dedicated to supporting our community of users

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Upcoming Beamtime

We currently have no upcoming beam time scheduled at I19 Diamond.