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High-intensity X-ray beams can influence the kinetics in a time-resolved experiment

X-ray induced structural damage is well known, but the potential for changes in the kinetics of physical and chemical processes is rarely recognized or considered. These can happen over a wide intensity range, are difficult to predict and often escape detection. The problem deserves more attention from experimentalists.

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This manuscript has been authored by UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the US Department of Energy (DOE). The US government retains and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges that the US government retains a nonexclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript, or allow others to do so, for US government purposes. DOE will provide public access to these results of federally sponsored research in accordance with the DOE Public Access Plan. W.B.’s and D.A.A.M.’s contribution is based upon work supported by the DOE Office of Science, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (CSGB) Division.

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Bras, W., Newton, M.A., Myles, D.A.A. et al. High-intensity X-ray beams can influence the kinetics in a time-resolved experiment. Nat Rev Methods Primers 2, 22 (2022).

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