X-ray crystallography

  • Crystal-free crystallography

    A new twist can make seeing tricky molecules crystal clear.

    How do we know that DNA is a double helix, or that coronavirus spike proteins are spike-shaped? One technique – X-ray...

    Chemistry January 20, 2022
  • Polly Porter rolls the stones

    As a Victorian-era girl, Mary Winearls Porter was kept from education, making her later scientifi...

    Polly Porter. The name sounds more like a character in a young-adult adventure story from the early 20th century than...

    Chemistry November 14, 2021
  • The world’s biggest X-ray laser blasts into action

    European XFEL unlock unseen details of the molecular world.

    It’s on. The world’s most powerful X-ray laser, the European X-ray Free Electron Laser, has blasted its first sample....

    Physics September 14, 2017
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