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by Kirk Davis
October 01, 2018
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Little laser focuses on proteins at work

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.

Banner image: Visitors investigate the vault that will house the 10-meter long X-ray laser at the grand opening of the Biodesign Institute Building C.