Flow crystallography is a technique where crystallization processes can be studied in situ by passing a crystallization mixture through an X-ray beam and detecting diffraction from crystals and crystallites.
FlowXl is a new research facility at the University of Leeds that enables state-of-the-art analysis of crystallization processes in-situ through combined Raman spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction.
Dr Thomas Turner is a post-doctoral research associate in instrument design and flow systems at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, where his research interests were focused on crystallization and the characterization of organic and pharmaceutical materials, in particular the study of nucleation using in-situ synchrotron X-ray scattering. Currently, his research focus is on the development of a new EPSRC funded national facility, FlowXl, which utilizes state of the art in-situ X-ray diffraction combined with Raman spectroscopy to probe nucleation and crystallization processes of materials in flow.