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Sample Injector Fabrication and Delivery Method Development for Serial Crystallography using Synchrotrons and X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Abstract Sample delivery is an essential component in biological imaging using serial diffraction from X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) and synchrotrons. Recent developments have made possible the near-atomic resolution structure determination of several important proteins, including one G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) drug target, whose structure could not easily have been determined otherwise (Appendix A). In this thesis I describe new sample delivery developments that are paramount to advancing this field beyond what has been accomplished to date. Soft Lithography was used to implement sample conservation in the Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle (GDVN). A PDMS/glass composite microfluidic injector was created and given the capability of milliseco... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Nelson, Garrett (Author) / Spence, John C (Advisor) / Weierstall, Uwe J (Advisor) / Schmidt, Kevin E (Committee member) / Beckstein, Oliver (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biophysics / Physics / 2-Photon Polymerization / GDVN / Injector / Serial Crystallography / Viscous Jet / XFEL
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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