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ABSTRACT: The ultrafast pulses from X-ray free-electron lasers will enable imaging of non-periodic objects at near-atomic resolution . These objects could include single molecules, protein complexes, or virus particles. The specimen would be completely destroyed by the pulse in a Coulomb explosion, but that destruction will only happen after the pulse. The scattering from the sample will give structural information about the undamaged object. There are many technical challenges in carrying out such experiments at an XFEL. We are addressing some of these challenges with experiments at the FLASH soft-X-ray FEL at DESY.
Article: Massively parallel X-ray holographyNature Photonics 2(2008),560-563.