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Femtosecond X-ray protein nanocrystallography
X-ray crystallography provides the vast majority of macromolecular structures, but the success of the method relies on growing crystals of sufficient size. In conventional measurements, the necessaryExpand
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Single mimivirus particles intercepted and imaged with an X-ray laser
X-ray lasers offer new capabilities in understanding the structure of biological systems, complex materials and matter under extreme conditions. Very short and extremely bright, coherent X-ray pulsesExpand
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X-ray diffraction from isolated and strongly aligned gas-phase molecules with a free-electron laser
We report experimental results on x-ray diffraction of quantum-state-selected and strongly aligned ensembles of the prototypical asymmetric rotor molecule 2,5-diiodobenzonitrile using the LinacExpand
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Nanoplasma dynamics of single large xenon clusters irradiated with superintense x-ray pulses from the linac coherent light source free-electron laser.
The plasma dynamics of single mesoscopic Xe particles irradiated with intense femtosecond x-ray pulses exceeding 10(16)  W/cm2 from the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser areExpand
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Identification of twinned gas phase clusters by single-shot scattering with intense soft x-ray pulses
Scattering experiments on xenon nanoclusters with high-intensity soft x-ray laser pulses from the Free-Electron LASer in Hamburg (FLASH) are performed to investigate different cluster morphologies inExpand
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Ultra-efficient ionization of heavy atoms by intense X-ray free-electron laser pulses
Researchers create high ionization states, up to Xe36+, using 1.5 keV free-electron laser pulses. The higher than expected ionization may be due to transient resonance-enhanced absorption and theExpand
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Generation and structure of extremely large clusters in pulsed jets.
Extremely large xenon clusters with sizes exceeding the predictions of the Hagena scaling law by several orders of magnitude are shown to be produced in pulsed gas jets. The cluster sizes areExpand
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Diffractive imaging of a rotational wavepacket in nitrogen molecules with femtosecond megaelectronvolt electron pulses
Imaging changes in molecular geometries on their natural femtosecond timescale with sub-Angström spatial precision is one of the critical challenges in the chemical sciences, as the nuclear geometryExpand
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Femtosecond response of polyatomic molecules to ultra-intense hard X-rays
X-ray free-electron lasers enable the investigation of the structure and dynamics of diverse systems, including atoms, molecules, nanocrystals and single bioparticles, under extreme conditions. ManyExpand
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