X-ray laser resolves atomic structure of biomolecules

Mon, 2012-06-04

An international team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and including members from ASU, has shown how the world's most powerful X-ray laser can assist in cracking the atomic code of biomolecules. The team’s experiments, described this week in Science, used SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source to obtain ultrahigh-resolution views of nano-crystals of biomolecules. In the process, the work is helping pioneer critical new investigative avenues in biology. Read more here


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