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X-ray free electron laser News (2 articles)

The First Atomic X-Ray Laser

A new perspective on the nanoworld: free-electron laser elicits extremely short and brilliant X-ray pulses from neon gasJanuary 30, 2012-- In future, scientists should be able to observe more closely how plants generate sugar from the energy in sunlight or how electricity is generated from...

Published on 30 January 2012, 07:02

Extreme X-ray pulses create unique image of intact virus

An international research team has managed to capture an image of an intact virus and a membrane structure from a photosynthetic bacterium with the aid of extremely intensive and ultra-short X-ray pulses from the world’s first free electron laser. This new advance in structural biology is...

Published on 3 February 2011, 08:47