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The rise of X-ray science: Uncovering the hidden structure of liquids

X-ray science has evolved rapidly in the 21st century with the appearance of large-scale sources, such the world’s most brilliant synchrotron, MAX IV in Lund. This colossal electron ring works like a giant microscope that allows us to see down to the level of molecules. Another revolutionary step came with the invention of X-ray lasers, like the novel European X-ray Free electron in Hamburg. These kilometer long accelerators can generate ultrashort X-ray pulses a billion times brighter than that of traditional X-ray sources. What can we do with those amazing new technologies? Come and learn about the unique science capabilities that allows us to capture the hidden structure of liquids in real time.