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World’s largest and most powerful X-ray laser begins operation

11th September 2017

International scientists have commenced experiments using the largest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world, which has officially been inaugurated.

The European XFEL laser is housed in Hamburg and produces extremely bright and ultrashort light pulses at a rate up to 27,000 per second – 200 times more than other X-ray lasers.

This allows for new insights such as the ability to map the three-dimensional structure of biomolecules and other biological particles faster and with more detail than ever before, or to take single snapshots of particles that can be combined into "molecular movies" to chart the progress of biochemical and chemical reactions.

Other applications include aiding the development of new materials and substances, optimising storage media for computers or investigating extreme matter conditions found within exoplanets.

The first two experiments conducted at the facility will examine fast reactions and investigate the structure and transformation of biological particles such as viruses and cell components.

Professor Dr Johanna Wanka, German minister for education and research, said: "The establishment of the European XFEL has created a unique cutting-edge research facility, which promises groundbreaking insights into the nanocosmos. The foundations for tomorrow’s innovations are laid by today’s basic research."

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