Structure of a single particle from scattering by many particles randomly oriented about an axis: Toward structure solution without crystallization?

D. K. Saldin, V. L. Shneerson, M. R. Howells, S. Marchesini, H. N. Chapman, M. Bogan, D. Shapiro, Richard Kirian, Uwe Weierstall, Kevin Schmidt, John Spence

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In this paper is demonstrated a complete algorithm for determining the electron density of an individual particle from diffraction patterns of many particles, randomly oriented about a single axis. The algorithm operates on angular correlations among the measured intensity distributions. We also demonstrate the ability to recover the angular correlation functions of a single particle from measured diffraction patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035014
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2010


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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