Single Molecule Imaging Using X-ray Free Electron Lasers

  • Andrew Aquila
  • Anton Barty


The potential to image single molecules in action with a resolution sufficiently high to reveal atomic information at room temperature without the need for crystallization is one of the most exciting applications of X-ray free electron lasers. Significant progress has been made towards this goal over the past years. Here we discuss the current status and describe the steps still required to realize atomic resolution X-ray single particle imaging.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Linac Coherent Light SourceSLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESYHamburgGermany

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