The Oslo node of RECX is based in the X-ray laboratory of the University of Oslo and managed by the inorganic and materials research group, headed by Professor Helmer Fjellvåg. The lab is equipped with state of the art instrumentation and software for Powder, thin film and single crystal diffraction and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). As well as routine X-ray diffraction work such as phase identification, quantitative analysis, crystallite size analysis, unit cell refinement and single crystal structure determination, we have expertise in structural analysis from powder diffraction data; thin film diffraction and reflectometry; structural studies at high temperature, in situ studies of chemical reactions using XRD and SAXS; and characterization of polymers and nanopartiocles using SAXS.

More details on the specific capabilities of our instruments


The NTNU node of RECX is based in the Institute for Materials Technology and was established in its modern form in 1997, and has grown since then to service the needs of both IMA and the wider NV Faculty. Currently we boast state of the art diffraction facilities for the analysis of powders, nanopowders, solid compacts and thin films and we are open to users from all NTNU, SINTEF departments and external companies. We currently have five instruments with various sample stages and ancillary equipment enabling the collection of data on a broad variety of specimens and under non-ambient environmental conditions. The head of the research group in charge of the instruments is Associate Professor Ingrid Hallsteinsen.

Information about the NTNU RECX node can be found on the NTNU website:

and the NTNU materials characterization wiki:

The Swiss-Norwegian Beamlines (SNBL)

The Pilatus 2M detector at BM01 of the SNBL was part funded by RECX.