X-ray Free-electron Lasers and Serial Crystallography

  • Datum:
  • Plats: Biomedical Center (BMC), room C8:321
  • Föreläsare: Filipe R.N.C. Maia
  • Arrangör: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Kontaktperson: Filipe Maia
  • Docentföreläsning

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.