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Title: New 'Molecular Movie' Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in Motion

Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst open and unraveled. Ring-shaped molecules are abundant in biochemistry and also form the basis for many drug compounds. The study points the way to a wide range of real-time X-ray studies of gas-based chemical reactions that are vital to biological processes.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1187775
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY CYCLOHEXADIENE, HEXATRIENE, MOLECULAR MOVIE, XRAY SCATTERING, DRUG COMPOUND, SCATTER, MOLECULAR REACTION