Single-Molecule Imaging with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Dream or Reality?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/552991
Title:
Single-Molecule Imaging with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Dream or Reality?
Authors:
Fratalocchi, Andrea ( 0000-0001-6769-4439 ) ; Ruocco, G.
Abstract:
X-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL) are revolutionary photon sources, whose ultrashort, brilliant pulses are expected to allow single-molecule diffraction experiments providing structural information on the atomic length scale of nonperiodic objects. This ultimate goal, however, is currently hampered by several challenging questions basically concerning sample damage, Coulomb explosion, and the role of nonlinearity. By employing an original ab initio approach, we address these issues showing that XFEL-based single-molecule imaging will be only possible with a few-hundred long attosecond pulses, due to significant radiation damage and the formation of preferred multisoliton clusters which reshape the overall electronic density of the molecular system at the femtosecond scale.
KAUST Department:
PRIMALIGHT Research Group; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Single-Molecule Imaging with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Dream or Reality? 2011, 106 (10) Physical Review Letters
Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Issue Date:
9-Mar-2011
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.105504
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0031-9007; 1079-7114
Additional Links:
http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.105504
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Articles; PRIMALIGHT Research Group; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorRuocco, G.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-17T20:45:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-17T20:45:40Zen
dc.date.issued2011-03-09en
dc.identifier.citationSingle-Molecule Imaging with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Dream or Reality? 2011, 106 (10) Physical Review Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007en
dc.identifier.issn1079-7114en
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.105504en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552991en
dc.description.abstractX-ray free-electron lasers (XFEL) are revolutionary photon sources, whose ultrashort, brilliant pulses are expected to allow single-molecule diffraction experiments providing structural information on the atomic length scale of nonperiodic objects. This ultimate goal, however, is currently hampered by several challenging questions basically concerning sample damage, Coulomb explosion, and the role of nonlinearity. By employing an original ab initio approach, we address these issues showing that XFEL-based single-molecule imaging will be only possible with a few-hundred long attosecond pulses, due to significant radiation damage and the formation of preferred multisoliton clusters which reshape the overall electronic density of the molecular system at the femtosecond scale.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.105504en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Physical Review Lettersen
dc.titleSingle-Molecule Imaging with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers: Dream or Reality?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPRIMALIGHT Research Groupen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185, Rome, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionIPCF-CNR, c/o Department of Physics, Sapienza University, P.le Aldo Moro 2, 00185, Rome, Italyen
kaust.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
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