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Slides

Online Courses

  • Scattering and diffraction -  Chapter 5 of the Crystallography website from CSIC's Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology (from Prof. Martin Martinez-Ripoll)
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    • Topics: Waves, Interference, Interaction of x-rays, Elastic scattering, Phase, Diffraction, Laue equations, Bragg equations, Ewald sphere

  • Experimental diffraction - Chapter 6 of the Crystallography website from CSIC's Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology (from Prof. Martin Martinez-Ripoll)
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    • Topics:  The Laue method, The Weissenberg method, The precession method, The oscillation method, Four-circle goniometers, Area detectors

  • The revolution of XFELs - Chapter 13 of the Crystallography  website from CSIC's Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology (from Prof. Martin Martinez-Ripoll)
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    • Topics: What is an XFEL?, Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SFX), SFX to determine the structure of macromolecules, Structural dynamics and molecular movies with XFELs, Experimental considerations for conducting serial crystallography experiments, Serial crystallography at synchrotron light sources, Compact pulsed X-ray light sources

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