Christmas image of the week: X-ray scattering

This star is the second of our festive Images of the Week for December.  The image comes from Influence of wavelength and pulse duration on single-shot x-ray diffraction patterns from nonspherical nanoparticles by Katharina Sander et al.

Far-field 2D scattering images from an icosahedral silver cluster

Far-field 2D scattering image from an icosahedral silver cluster, from Katharina Sander et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 204004

The image itself is the scattering pattern produced in a simulation of shining x-rays onto silver nanoparticles.  The x-rays are produced by a Free-Electron Laser, which you can read more about in JPhysB’s special issue on Frontiers of Free-Electron Laser Science Series II.


CC-BY logoThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Thumbnail image adapted from Katharina Sander et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 204004. Copyright IOP Publishing 2015.



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