Crystallographic data processing for free-electron laser sources Academic Article uri icon


  • A processing pipeline for diffraction data acquired using the `serial crystallography' methodology with a free-electron laser source is described with reference to the crystallographic analysis suiteCrystFELand the pre-processing programCheetah. A detailed analysis of the nature and impact of indexing ambiguities is presented. Simulations of the Monte Carlo integration scheme, which accounts for the partially recorded nature of the diffraction intensities, are presented and show that the integration of partial reflections could be made to converge more quickly if the bandwidth of the X-rays were to be increased by a small amount or if a slight convergence angle were introduced into the incident beam.


  • White, Thomas A
  • Barty, Anton
  • Stellato, Francesco
  • Holton, James M
  • Kirian, Richard A
  • Zatsepin, Nadia A
  • Chapman, Henry N

publication date

  • July 1, 2013