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Structural dynamics probed by X-ray pulses from synchrotrons and XFELs
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 22 (2021) no. S2, pp. 75-94.

This review focuses on how short X-ray pulses from synchrotrons and XFELs can be used to track light-induced structural changes in molecular complexes and proteins via the pump–probe method. The upgrade of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to a diffraction-limited storage ring, based on the seven-bend achromat lattice, and how it might boost future pump–probe experiments are described. We discuss some of the first X-ray experiments to achieve 100 ps time resolution, including the dissociation and in-cage recombination of diatomic molecules, as probed by wide-angle X-ray scattering, and the 3D filming of ligand transport in myoglobin, as probed by Laue diffraction. Finally, the use of femtosecond XFEL pulses to investigate primary chemical reactions, bond breakage and bond formation, isomerisation and electron transfer are discussed.

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DOI: 10.5802/crphys.85
Keywords: Structural dynamics, Synchroton radiation, Pump and probe, Single shot X-ray experiment, Photolysis, Dissociation dynamics

Matteo Levantino 1; Qingyu Kong 2; Marco Cammarata 1; Dmitry Khakhulin 3; Friedrich Schotte 4; Philip Anfinrud 4; Victoria Kabanova 5; Hyotcherl Ihee 6; Anton Plech 7; Savo Bratos 8; Michael Wulff 1

1 ESRF — The European Synchrotron, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, 30043 Grenoble Cedex, France
2 Soleil Synchrotron, L’Orme des Merisiers, 91190 Saint-Aubin, France
3 European XFEL, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany
4 National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
5 PSI, SwissFEL, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
6 Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
7 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
8 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 75252, France
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