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14 July 1993 Biophysics applications of free-electron lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1854, Free-Electron Laser Spectroscopy in Biology, Medicine, and Materials Science; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148032
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
There has been a significant financial effort poured into the technology of the Free Electron Laser (FEL) over the last 15 years or so. Much of that money was spent in the hopes that the FEL would be a key element in the Strategic Defense Initiative, but a small fraction of money was allocated for the Medical FEL program. The Medical FELs program was aimed at exploring how the unique capabilities of the FEL could be utilized in medical applications. Part of the Medical FEl effort has been in clinical applications, but some of the effort has also been put into exploring applications of the FEL for fundamental biological physics. It is the purpose of this brief text to outline some of the fundamental biophysics I have done, and some plans we have for the future. Since the FEL is (still) considered to be an avant garde device, the reader should not be surprised to find that much of the work proposed here is also rather radical and avant garde.
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Robert H. Austin "Biophysics applications of free-electron lasers", Proc. SPIE 1854, Free-Electron Laser Spectroscopy in Biology, Medicine, and Materials Science, (14 July 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148032
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