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Simple convergent-nozzle aerosol injector for single-particle diffractive imaging with X-ray free-electron lasers

Kirian, Richard; Awel, Salah; Eckerskorn, Niko; Fleckenstein , Holger; Wiedorn, Max; Adriano, Jean-Marc; Bajt, S; Barthelmess, M; Bean, R; Beyerlein, K. R.; Chavasit, Visith; Chavas, L. M. G.; Domaracky, M; Heymann, M; Horke, D. A.; Knoska, J; Metz, M.; Morgan, A; Oberthuer, D; Roth, N; Sato, T; Xavier, P. L.; Yefanov, O; Rode, Andrei V; Kupper, Jochen; Chapman, Henry


A major challenge in high-resolution x-ray free-electron laser-based coherent diffractive imaging is the development of aerosol injectors that can efficiently deliver particles to the peak intensity of the focused X-ray beam. Here, we consider the use of a simple convergent-orifice nozzle for producing tightly focused beams of particles. Through optical imaging we show that 0.5 μm particles can be focused to a full-width at half maximum diameter of 4.2 μm, and we demonstrate the use of such a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Structural Dynamics
DOI: 10.1063/1.4922648


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