Time-resolved structural studies at synchrotrons and X-ray free electron lasers: opportunities and challenges.

@article{Neutze2012TimeresolvedSS,
  title={Time-resolved structural studies at synchrotrons and X-ray free electron lasers: opportunities and challenges.},
  author={Richard Neutze and Keith Moffat},
  journal={Current opinion in structural biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={651-9}
}
X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) are potentially revolutionary X-ray sources because of their very short pulse duration, extreme peak brilliance and high spatial coherence, features that distinguish them from today's synchrotron sources. We review recent time-resolved Laue diffraction and time-resolved wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) studies at synchrotron sources, and initial static studies at XFELs. XFELs have the potential to transform the field of time-resolved structural biology, yet… CONTINUE READING