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Title: The role of transient resonances for ultra-fast imaging of single sucrose nanoclusters

Abstract

Intense x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses hold great promise for imaging function in nanoscale and biological systems with atomic resolution. So far, however, the spatial resolution obtained from single shot experiments lags averaging static experiments. Here we report on a combined computational and experimental study about ultrafast diffractive imaging of sucrose clusters which are benchmark organic samples. Our theoretical model matches the experimental data from the water window to the keV x-ray regime. The large- scale dynamic scattering calculations reveal that transient phenomena driven by non-linear x- ray interaction are decisive for ultrafast imaging applications. Our study illuminates the complex interplay of the imaging process with the rapidly changing transient electronic structures in XFEL experiments and shows how computational models allow optimization of the parameters for ultrafast imaging experiments.

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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
  2. Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
  3. Uppsala Univ. (Sweden); Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
  4. Uppsala Univ. (Sweden); ; European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL), Hamburg (Germany)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
  6. La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, VIC (Australia). ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging
  7. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Pulse Inst.
  8. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  9. Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany). Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik
  10. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  11. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); Paul-Scherrer Inst. (Sweden); Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division, Washington, DC (United States); Swedish Research Council, Stockholm (Sweden); Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Stockholm (Sweden); European Commission (EC); Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Stockholm (Sweden)
Contributing Org.:
Volkswagen Foundation, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1581764
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Ho, Phay J., Daurer, Benedikt J., Hantke, Max F., Bielecki, Johan, Al Haddad, Andre, Bucher, Maximilian, Doumy, Gilles, Ferguson, Ken R., Flückiger, Leonie, Gorkhover, Tais, Iwan, Bianca, Knight, Christopher, Moeller, Stefan, Osipov, Timur, Ray, Dipanwita, Southworth, Stephen H., Svenda, Martin, Timneanu, Nicusor, Ulmer, Anatoli, Walter, Peter, Hajdu, Janos, Young, Linda, Maia, Filipe R. N. C., and Bostedt, Christoph. The role of transient resonances for ultra-fast imaging of single sucrose nanoclusters. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13905-9.
Ho, Phay J., Daurer, Benedikt J., Hantke, Max F., Bielecki, Johan, Al Haddad, Andre, Bucher, Maximilian, Doumy, Gilles, Ferguson, Ken R., Flückiger, Leonie, Gorkhover, Tais, Iwan, Bianca, Knight, Christopher, Moeller, Stefan, Osipov, Timur, Ray, Dipanwita, Southworth, Stephen H., Svenda, Martin, Timneanu, Nicusor, Ulmer, Anatoli, Walter, Peter, Hajdu, Janos, Young, Linda, Maia, Filipe R. N. C., & Bostedt, Christoph. The role of transient resonances for ultra-fast imaging of single sucrose nanoclusters. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13905-9.
Ho, Phay J., Daurer, Benedikt J., Hantke, Max F., Bielecki, Johan, Al Haddad, Andre, Bucher, Maximilian, Doumy, Gilles, Ferguson, Ken R., Flückiger, Leonie, Gorkhover, Tais, Iwan, Bianca, Knight, Christopher, Moeller, Stefan, Osipov, Timur, Ray, Dipanwita, Southworth, Stephen H., Svenda, Martin, Timneanu, Nicusor, Ulmer, Anatoli, Walter, Peter, Hajdu, Janos, Young, Linda, Maia, Filipe R. N. C., and Bostedt, Christoph. Thu . "The role of transient resonances for ultra-fast imaging of single sucrose nanoclusters". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13905-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581764.
@article{osti_1581764,
title = {The role of transient resonances for ultra-fast imaging of single sucrose nanoclusters},
author = {Ho, Phay J. and Daurer, Benedikt J. and Hantke, Max F. and Bielecki, Johan and Al Haddad, Andre and Bucher, Maximilian and Doumy, Gilles and Ferguson, Ken R. and Flückiger, Leonie and Gorkhover, Tais and Iwan, Bianca and Knight, Christopher and Moeller, Stefan and Osipov, Timur and Ray, Dipanwita and Southworth, Stephen H. and Svenda, Martin and Timneanu, Nicusor and Ulmer, Anatoli and Walter, Peter and Hajdu, Janos and Young, Linda and Maia, Filipe R. N. C. and Bostedt, Christoph},
abstractNote = {Intense x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses hold great promise for imaging function in nanoscale and biological systems with atomic resolution. So far, however, the spatial resolution obtained from single shot experiments lags averaging static experiments. Here we report on a combined computational and experimental study about ultrafast diffractive imaging of sucrose clusters which are benchmark organic samples. Our theoretical model matches the experimental data from the water window to the keV x-ray regime. The large- scale dynamic scattering calculations reveal that transient phenomena driven by non-linear x- ray interaction are decisive for ultrafast imaging applications. Our study illuminates the complex interplay of the imaging process with the rapidly changing transient electronic structures in XFEL experiments and shows how computational models allow optimization of the parameters for ultrafast imaging experiments.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-019-13905-9},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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