X-ray Free-electron Lasers and Serial Crystallography
- Plats: Biomedical Center (BMC), room C8:321
- Föreläsare: Filipe R.N.C. Maia
- Arrangör: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
- Kontaktperson: Filipe Maia
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology hereby invite all interested to a docent (associate professorship) lecture in the subject Physics with specialization in Biophysics.
Chairperson: Professor David van der Spoel
Representative of the Associate Professorship Board: Professor Monika Schmitz
The lecture will be given in English.
Abstract: In 2009 the world’s first hard X-ray laser, the LCLS in Stanford California, started user operations. It provided researchers with a billion fold increase in peak intensity, compared to previously available X-ray sources, and much shorter pulses. This tremendous technological advance has been explored by researchers to carry out a variety of, previously impossible, experiments.
In this lecture I will introduce X-ray Free-electron Lasers, the concept of diffraction before destruction, and how serial crystallography has developed in the last 10 years to become a commonly used method with a large user community at X-ray lasers and which is now spreading to synchrotrons worldwide.