Tomographic femtosecond X-ray diffractive imaging

Kevin Schmidt, John Spence, Uwe Weierstall, Richard Kirian, X. Wang, D. Starodub, H. N. Chapman, M. R. Howells, R. B. Doak

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A method is proposed for obtaining three simultaneous projections of a target from a single radiation pulse, which also allows the relative orientation of successive targets to be determined. The method has application to femtosecond x-ray diffraction, and does not require solution of the phase problem. We show that the principal axes of a compact charge-density distribution can be obtained from projections of its autocorrelation function, which is directly accessible in diffraction experiments. The results may have more general application to time resolved tomographic pump-probe experiments and time-series imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115507
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 12 2008

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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