Tidsperiod: 2011-01-01 till 2011-12-31

Projektledare: Janos Hajdu

Medarbetare: Inger Andersson, David van der Spoel, Nicusor Timneanu

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 3 060 000 SEK

We propose to provide bio-imaging instrumentation for the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser. The instrument will permit near-atomic resolution coherent imaging of non-periodic objects by ultra-fast diffraction methods. This concept was invented by us, and first experiments at the FLASH free-electron laser in Hamburg have successfully demonstrated its feasibility. A working imaging instrument for soft X-ray radiation has been tested and will be used as a starting point for developing the new hard X-ray imaging instrument for XFEL. The planned In-Kind Contribution builds on technical developments that have enabled these earlier studies, and the project will be guided by an appropriate R&D effort on sample handling and diagnostics. This will include tests at FLASH in Hamburg and at the Linac Coherent Light Source at Stanford (we have access to these facilities). The project at its completion will create first class bio-imaging instrumentation for the European XFEL.