Sample injector and diagnostic system

Coordinating university or institute

Uppsala University,



Project description

The Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at Uppsala University provided parts of the bio-imaging instrumentation as a Swedish in-kind contribution to the European XFEL. The instrumentation will permit ultra-fast coherent diffraction studies on non-crystalline objects, such as single virus particles or biomolecuies. The project included tests of prototypes at FLASH in Hamburg and at the LCLS at Stanford.




Uppsala University:

  • Janos Hajdu, Professor, molecular biophysics, specialist in extreme photon science, ultra-fast diffractive imaging, biophysics, structural sciences
  • Jakob Andreasson, Specialist in AMO and laser science

Core deliverables

Uppsala developed a sample injector and diagnostic instrumentation for the European XFEL.

Total budget

EUR 520,000

Procurement codes

Optics and photonics

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