Nature Photonics: Femtosecond X-ray Fourier holography imaging of free-flying nanoparticles

Ultrafast X-ray imaging on individual fragile specimens such as aerosols, metastable particles, superfluid quantum systems and live biospecimens provides high-resolution information that is inaccessible with conventional imaging techniques. Coherent X-ray diffractive imaging, however, suffers from intrinsic loss of phase, and therefore structure recovery is often complicated and not always uniquely defined. Here, we introduce the method of in-flight holography, where we use nanoclusters as reference X-ray scatterers to encode relative phase information into diffraction patterns of a virus.

An important scientific article of ELI Beamlines team, which is involved in ELIBIO project, has been published and is featured on the front cover of Nature Photonics (March 2018).

The on-line published version of the article please find here.