Diffraction data of core-shell nanoparticles from an X-ray free electron laser

Xuanxuan Li, Chun Ya Chiu, Hsiang Ju Wang, Stephan Kassemeyer, Sabine Botha, Robert L. Shoeman, Robert M. Lawrence, Christopher Kupitz, Richard Kirian, Daniel James, DIngjie Wang, Garrett Nelson, Marc Messerschmidt, Sébastien Boutet, Garth J. Williams, Elisabeth Hartmann, Aliakbar Jafarpour, Lutz M. Foucar, Anton Barty, Henry ChapmanMengning Liang, Andreas Menzel, Fenglin Wang, Shibom Basu, Raimund Fromme, R. Bruce Doak, Petra Fromme, Uwe Weierstall, Michael H. Huang, John Spence, Ilme Schlichting, Brenda Hogue, Haiguang Liu

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X-ray free-electron lasers provide novel opportunities to conduct single particle analysis on nanoscale particles. Coherent diffractive imaging experiments were performed at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), SLAC National Laboratory, exposing single inorganic core-shell nanoparticles to femtosecond hard-X-ray pulses. Each facetted nanoparticle consisted of a crystalline gold core and a differently shaped palladium shell. Scattered intensities were observed up to about 7 nm resolution. Analysis of the scattering patterns revealed the size distribution of the samples, which is consistent with that obtained from direct real-space imaging by electron microscopy. Scattering patterns resulting from single particles were selected and compiled into a dataset which can be valuable for algorithm developments in single particle scattering research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number170048
JournalScientific Data
StatePublished - Apr 11 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences


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