Little laser focuses on proteins at work

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ASU’s new compact X-ray free electron laser will create movies of proteins at work. It will help scientists create drugs without side effects, understand how nature makes fuel from sunlight, and more — at a fraction of the size of existing particle accelerators.

By Kirk Davis

Oct. 1, 2018

ASU’s new compact X-ray free electron laser, the CXFEL, will create movies of proteins at work. It will help scientists create drugs without side effects, understand how nature makes fuel from sunlight, and more — at a fraction of the size of existing particle accelerators. The CXFEL will be located in the basement of Biodesign C, which has its grand opening last month.

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