Qultrafast coherent diffraction imaging with X-ray free-electron lasers

H. N. Chapman, S. Bajt, A. Barty, W. H. Benner, M. J. Bogan, Matthias Frank, S. P. Hau-Riege, R. A. London, S. Marchesini, E. Spiller, A. Szöke, B. W. Woods, J. Hajdu, M. Bergh, F. Burmeister, C. Caleman, G. Huldt, F. R.N.C. Maia, M. M. Seibert, D. Van Der SpoelU. Uppsala, S. Boutet, K. O. Hodgson, D. A. Shapiro

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The ultrafast pulses from X-ray free-electron lasers will enable imaging of non-periodic objects at near-atomic resolution [1]. These objects could include single molecules, protein complexes, or virus particles. The specimen would be completely destroyed by the pulse in a Coulomb explosion, but that destruction will only happen after the pulse. The scattering from the sample will give structural information about the undamaged object. There are many technical challenges in carrying out such experiments at an XFEL. We are addressing some of these challenges with experiments at the FLASH soft-X-ray FEL at DESY.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Aug 27 2006Sep 1 2006


Other28th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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