• Chemistry - Materials
  • Complex systems and software engineering

CRISTAL: Cristallography and structure of condensed matter

Technological platform


CRISTAL is one of the light lines of the SOLEIL synchrotron. It is an inverter-based diffraction line, dedicated to the study of single crystals and powders between 4 and 30 keV. This high-performance inverter-based line offers a set of state-of-the-art techniques using coherent diffraction, time-resolved diffraction, high angular resolution (powder diagram) and spatial resolution (study of electron densities).


  • Mr Eric ELKAÏM
  • Mr Pierre FERTEY
  • Mrs Claire LAULHÉ
  • Mr Fabien LEGRAND
  • Mr Sylvain RAVY

Innovation themes

Map and access

Route de l'Orme aux Merisiers
Saint-Aubin BP 48

Formations offers

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Establishments of affiliation

Graduate schools