Category Archives: xray

Week of 10/10/08

In attempt to make these posts more regular I will be trying a different approach of simply posting links to various papers of interest, without much graphics or commentary. V. A. Martinez, G. Bryant and W. van Megen, “Slow Dynamics … Continue reading

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3D object reconstruction from random orientations

The featured item this time is “Structure from Fleeting Illumination of Faint Spinning Objects in Flight with Application to Single Molecules” by Russell Fung and co-authors at U Wisconsin Milwaukee. The promise of solving atomic-resolution 3D structure of biological proteins … Continue reading

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Recent Coherent X-ray Literature Round-Up

Electrospray approach to single-particle diffraction at XFEL facilities: M. Bogan, W. Benner, S. Boutet et al., “Single Particle X-ray Diffractive Imaging,” Nano Letters 8, 310-316 (2008) A study of SiN etched “logo” pattern x-ray induced destruction, similar to Chapman’s Nature … Continue reading

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More coherent x-ray lens-less image reconstructions

New paper in Science by Pierre Thibault et al. “High-Resolution Scanning X-ray Diffraction Microscopy” Science 321, 379 (2008). Authors use an approach identical to ptychography  to demonstrate the power of the technique by reconstructing the Fresnel Zone Plate – similar … Continue reading

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Physics Today: Fe-based Superconductors, first dedicated synchrotron facility

May-2008 issue of Physics Today has an article on recently discovered Fe-based superconductors. In the same issue there’s an article on evolution of a dedicated synchrotron facility, a 240 MeV storage ring in Winsconsin named Tantalus.

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two PRLs on x-ray phasing

Two new PRLs are dealing with x-ray phasing. The first paper is de Jonge et al., “Quantitative Phase Imaging with a Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscope” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 163902 (2008). Typically the differential phase contrast measurements become non-trivial for … Continue reading

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sub-picosecond movies of nucleation dynamics

A shortlived SPPS facility is still producing papers – this week it’s the PRL paper by Aaron Lindenberg and some 28 co-authors ” X-Ray Diffuse Scattering Measurements of Nucleation Dynamics at Femtosecond Resolution” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 135502 (2008). This … Continue reading

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