When photons meet polymers: examples from SLS and SwissFEL

Celestino Padeste (PSI)

Photon sources such as synchrotrons and X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) offer great opportunities for the material sciences. I will present some examples from the field of polymer technology including our work on lithographic polymer grafting, which relies on the unique capabilities of the EUV-interference lithography beamline at the Swiss Light Source to produce functional polymer nanostructures on polymer substrates. In addition, I will report on our recent developments of polymer supports for serial protein crystallography at XFELs.

Overview D-MATL Seminar 2019