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Smaller, faster, more complex? Watching a phase transition with X-ray eyes

Vapor condensing on your mirror after a shower, molten iron cooling into solid bars, and diamonds forming under intense pressure – these are all examples of phase transitions, when a material transforms from one state to another. But while phase transitions are defined by their... click to read more

  • Allan Johnson | Assistant Research Professor at IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience
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Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 18, 2023
An eye-opening molecular explosion

Many macroscopic processes that are part of our everyday lives have their origins in the tiniest motions: a molecule absorbs light, causing atoms to move by fractions of the distance between them, individual bonds to form or break. This determines whether a plant can transform... click to read more

  • Rebecca Boll | Scientist at European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • Till Jahnke | Professor at European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
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Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 19, 2022