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Ultrafast X-ray photography

A super-fast, lensless microscope has been developed that works by decoding the diffraction patterns of bright, laser-like flashes of X-rays. This advance should enable ultrafast events at the nanoscale to be recorded.

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Figure 1: Decoding the notes.

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Murnane, M., Miao, J. Ultrafast X-ray photography. Nature 460, 1088–1090 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4601088a

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