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Future Technologies

Artificial intelligence is helping to evaluate an unimaginably vast amounts of data efficiently and exploit the facilities’ full potential for research.

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Repairing genetic damage with sunlight

SwissFEL Fundamentals of Nature

An international research team at SwissFEL of PSI has discovered how an enzyme repairs DNA damage with the help of sunlight.

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John Beale au-dessus du SwissFEL

Bringing SwissFEL light to industrial users

Large Research Facilities SwissFEL Industrial co-operation

High throughput experiments will enable new structural biology users to benefit from XFEL light.

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Gas Attenuators

A compact gas attenuator for the SwissFEL ATHOS beamline realized using additive manufacturing

Gas attenuators are important devices providing accurate variation of photon intensity for soft X-ray beamlines. In the SwissFEL ATHOS beamline front-end the space is very limited and an innovative approach has been taken to provide attenuation of three orders of magnitude up to an energy of 1200 eV. Additive manufacturing of a differential pumping system vacuum manifold allowed a triple pumping stage to be realized in a space of less than half a meter. Measurements have shown that the response of the device is as expected from theoretical calculations.

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Physikerin Cecilia Casadei

An algorithm for sharper protein films

Media Releases SwissFEL Biology Data Science Fundamentals of Nature SLS

A newly developed algorithm allows measurements performed at X-ray free-electron lasers to be evaluated more efficiently.

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Hercules 20223

The Hercules School visits PSI

20 international students visited PSI as part of the renowned Hercules School to learn about our state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies at our large scale facilities.

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