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Double vision

By cunningly diffracting X-rays twice from an exploding nanometre-scale sphere, holographic images can be made of a tiny system evolving at lightning speed. The technique could be used to picture atomic dynamics.

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Figure 1: Nano-explosion.

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Cavalleri, A. Double vision. Nature 448, 651–652 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/448651a

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