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Title: X-ray Vision for Aerosol Scientists: LCLS Snapshots of Soot (Narrated)

This short conceptual animation depicts how scientists can now simultaneously capture fractal morphology (structure), chemical composition and nanoscale imagery of individual aerosol particles in fligmore »ht. These particles, known as "PM2.5" because they are smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter, affect climate by interacting with sunlight and impact human health by entering the lungs. The single LCLS laser pulses travel to the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (AMO) laboratory in the Near Experimental Hall. As we zoom in, we see deep inside a simplified aerosol inlet, where the complex fractal structure of the soot particles, each one completely unique, is shown. Individual soot particles are then delivered into the pulses of the LCLS beam, which destroys them. X-rays are scattered to the detector before the particle is destroyed, giving information about the morphology of the particle. Ion fragments released in the explosion are sent into a mass spectrometer, which measures their mass-to-charge ratio -- giving scientists information about the chemical composition of the particle. Many different particles are analyzed in this manner, allowing scientists to probe variations in the particles due to changes in their environment before being sent through the aerosol inlet. The final visual of aerosols emitted from a factory is representative of the goal that such LCLS aerosol dynamics experiments can provide critical feedback into modeling and understanding combustion, aerosol processes in manufacturing or aerosol effects on climate change.« less
Title: X-ray Vision for Aerosol Scientists: LCLS Snapshots of Soot (Narrated)
Publication Date: 2012-10-22
OSTI Identifier: 1133000
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ; AEROSOL PARTICLES ; FRACTAL MORPHOLOGY ; SPECTROMETERS ; X-RAY IMAGING ; LCLS LASER
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:04
System Entry Date: 2018-01-26