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Research into radiation damage in macromolecular crystallography has matured over the last few years, resulting in a better understanding of both the processes and timescales involved. In turn this is now allowing practical recommendations for the optimization of crystal dose lifetime to be suggested. Some long-standing questions have been answered by recent investigations, and from these answers new challenges arise and areas of investigation can be proposed. Six papers published in this volume give an indication of some of the current directions of this field and also that of single-particle cryo-microscopy, and the brief summary below places them into the overall framework of ongoing research into macromolecular crystallography radiation damage.

Original publication

DOI

10.1107/S0909049512050418

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Synchrotron Radiat

Publication Date

01/2013

Volume

20

Pages

1 - 6

Keywords

Crystallography, X-Ray, Macromolecular Substances, Microscopy, Electron, Ultraviolet Rays, X-Rays