Electron Laser Imaging

X-ray diffraction pattern of a single Mimivirus particle imaged at the LCLS (Image courtesy Tomas Ekeberg, Uppsala University.)
Three-dimensional rendering of the X-ray diffraction pattern for the Photosystem I protein, reconstructed from several thousand single nanocrystal snapshots taken at the LCLS (Image courtesy Thomas White, DESY.)

As an idealist and a photographer, I can see beauty everywhere.  Now with the help of laser imaging, we can see beautiful images from deep inside a world that was not previously accessible to us.  It is now possible to view viruses with the first hard X-ray free-electron laser.  This 10 ton, 7 million dollar imaging system is producing some amazingly beautiful images, not to mention, giving us some incredible scientific information.



What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s