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Desktop synchrotron to capture molecular action

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 6 years ago

Biotech 1

Syncrhronymous Coward (666) writes "Researchers led by Dino Jaroszynski of Strathclyde University have developed a desktop synchrotron particle accelerator that could soon freeze-frame the motion of atoms and molecules, according to this article over at New Scientist. Using a laser, some gas, and a row of magnets, his team put together a source of "synchrotron light", which they say can be easily upgraded to produce intense, ultra-short pulses of X-rays — ideal for probing the intricate structure of many kinds of matter. Instead of a conventional ring of magnets and microwave cavities, they use an experimental technology called plasma wakefield acceleration. The research paper can be found in Nature Physics."

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Where can you get the paper.... (1)

John Miles (108215) | more than 6 years ago | (#21666855)

... without dealing with a paywall?

Is there an arxiv.org link?
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