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Serial crystallography - Decoding biomolecules at PSI

In serial crystallography, crystals are injected into an x-ray beam. When the beam and crystal collide, light beams are deflected. The deflected light beams are recorded by a detector. The structure of the crystals can be determined from the light patterns that many identical crystals create on the detector. (Video: Mahir Dzambegovic / PSI)

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