The Physics and Status of X-ray Free-electron Lasers
Overcoming Data Processing Challenges for Breakthrough Crystallography
Dynamic and Static X-ray Scattering from Biological Systems on the Femtosecond to Nanosecond Time Scale
Elucidating Ultrafast Structural Motions in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers with XFEL Radiation
Damage-free Electronic and Geometric Structure Determination of Metalloproteins
Chemical Dynamics in Liquid Water and at Catalytic Surfaces
Ultrafast Photochemical Reaction Trajectories Revealed by X-ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy Using X-ray Free Electron Laser Sources
Tracking Excited State Dynamics in Photo-excited Metal Complexes with Hard X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy
Orbital-specific Mapping of Chemical Interactions and Dynamics with Femtosecond Soft X-ray Pulses
Visualizing Chemical Reactions in Solution with Femtosecond X-ray Scattering
Perspectives for Ultrafast Light-induced Control of Atomic-scale Structure in Condensed Matter Systems
Ultrafast Time Structure Imprints in Complex Chemical and Biochemical Reactions
High Viscosity Microstream Sample Delivery for Serial Femtosecond Crystallography
Ultrafast Laser-pumped, X-ray-probed Quantum Dynamics at Short-pulsed Light Sources
Opportunities for Structure Determination Using X-ray Free-electron Laser Pulses
Machine-learning Routes to Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Work Cycles of Biological Nanomachines
New Science Opportunities and Experimental Approaches Enabled by High Repetition Rate Soft X-ray Lasers
About this book
The ultra-bright femtosecond X-ray pulses provided by X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) open up opportunities to study the structure and dynamics of a wide variety of systems beyond what is possible with synchrotron sources. This book introduces the principles and properties of currently operating and future XFELs, before outlining applications in materials science, chemistry and biology. Edited by pioneers in this exciting field, and featuring contributions from leading researchers, this book is ideal for researchers working with XFELs, synchrotron radiation, ultrafast and femtosecond crystallography and femtosecond spectroscopy.
Uwe Bergmann is a Distinguished Staff Scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA. His research activities focus on the development and application of novel x-ray spectroscopy techniques.
Vittal Yachandra is a Senior Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. His main research interest has focused on the study of photosynthetic water oxidation and the structure and mechanism of the Mn4Ca cluster by spectroscopy.
Junko Yano is a Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a PI of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Berkeley. Her research areas include the water oxidation in natural photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis, catalytic reactions in metalloenzymes, application of synchrotron X-ray radiation and X-ray free electron laser techniques to biological and inorganic systems.