C&EN Webinar: The Rise Of X-ray Free Electron Lasers


Source: SLAC
In crystallography experiments at the Coherent X-ray Imaging experimental station at LCLS, a liquid jet delivers nanoscale crystals into this chamber, where X-ray laser pulses strike them.

With X-ray beams a billion times brighter than that available from traditional synchrotron sources, and the ability to record changes that happen in mere femtoseconds, X-ray free electron lasers are changing the field of X-ray crystallography. Want to film a chemical reaction as it happens? Determine the structure of a single particle of a virus? X-ray free electron lasers are opening up these and other previously unexplored areas of experimentation. In this webinar, C&EN brings you a conversation with two of the field’s pioneers, Uwe Bergmann and Cluadio Pellegrini.



Uwe Bergman

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Stanford University

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Claudio Pellegrini

Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory



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