X-ray Free Electron Lasers

A Revolution in Structural Biology

  • Sébastien Boutet
  • Petra Fromme
  • Mark S. Hunter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sébastien Boutet, Makina Yabashi
    Pages 1-21
  3. Mark S. Hunter, Petra Fromme
    Pages 23-58
  4. Jesse Coe, Alexandra Ros
    Pages 59-85
  5. Zina Al-Sahouri, Ming-Yue Lee, Dianfan Li, Wei Liu, Martin Caffrey
    Pages 87-107
  6. Raymond G. Sierra, Uwe Weierstall, Dominik Oberthuer, Michihiro Sugahara, Eriko Nango, So Iwata et al.
    Pages 109-184
  7. Carl Caleman, Andrew V. Martin
    Pages 185-207
  8. Chun Hong Yoon, Thomas A. White
    Pages 209-233
  9. Richard A. Kirian, Joe P. J. Chen, John C. H. Spence
    Pages 235-252
  10. Kartik Ayyer, Oleksandr M. Yefanov, Henry N. Chapman
    Pages 253-300
  11. Benjamin Stauch, Linda Johansson, Andrii Ishchenko, Gye Won Han, Alexander Batyuk, Vadim Cherezov
    Pages 301-329
  12. Jacques-Philippe Colletier, Giorgio Schirò, Martin Weik
    Pages 331-356
  13. Christopher Kupitz, Marius Schmidt
    Pages 357-376
  14. Roberto Alonso-Mori, Junko Yano
    Pages 377-399
  15. Andrew Aquila, Anton Barty
    Pages 401-426
  16. Mike Dunne, Robert W. Schoenlein
    Pages 441-466
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 467-479

About this book


The timely volume describes recent discoveries and method developments that have revolutionized Structural Biology with the advent of X-ray Free Electron Lasers. It provides, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of this cutting-edge technology. It discusses of-the-moment topics such as growth and detection of nanocrystals, Sample Delivery Techniques for serial femtosecond crystallography, data collection methods at XFELs, and more. This book aims to provide the readers with an overview of the new methods that have been recently developed as well as a prospective on new methods under development. It highlights the most important and novel Structural Discoveries made recently with XFELS, contextualized with a big-picture discussion of future developments.


Spectroscopy Femtosecond Nanocrystals Biomolecules Lipidic Cubic Phases

Editors and affiliations

  • Sébastien Boutet
    • 1
  • Petra Fromme
    • 2
  • Mark S. Hunter
    • 3
  1. 1.SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.School of Molecular SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkUSA

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