Young of XSD Named Associate Editor of New Journal “Structural Dynamics”

JULY 24, 2013

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Linda Young

Linda Young, Director of the Argonne X-ray Science Division at the Advanced Photon Source has been appointed an Associate Editor of the new journal, Structural Dynamics.

The journal is positioned as an open-access and online-only journal aimed at “providing a forum for the community of scientists working on the development, implementation and use of new tools for the determination of static and time-evolving structures.” It will begin accepting submissions in the fall of 2013.

Co-published by the American Crystallography Association and American Institute of Physics Publishing, it will highlight research articles on structural determination and dynamics of systems enabled by emerging new instruments (e.g., x-ray free-electron lasers, electron sources, etc.), and new experimental and theoretical methodologies.

Topics will include structural dynamics of molecular systems, biological systems, solid materials, liquids and solutions, surfaces and interfaces, static structural determination, static imaging techniques, studies using highly coherent sources, dynamical studies of systems both in and out of equilibrium with a time resolution from femtoseconds to milliseconds, spatial resolutions from 1 Å to 1 μm, and electronic structure studies connected to molecular/lattice/protein structure.

“This timely new journal addresses the multidisciplinary researchers that form the heart of time-resolved x-ray studies — a field that will be dramatically enhanced by the Short-Pulse X-ray (SPX) Facility of the upgraded Advanced Photon Source,” said Young. “The SPX will be the world's first ultrastable, high-repetition-rate, widely tunable, ultrafast, polarized, synchrotron-based x-ray source.”

The editor of Structural Dynamics is Professor Majed Chergui of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Joining Young as associate editors are Thomas Elsaesser, Director of the Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy; Franz Pfeiffer of the Technische Universität München; George N. Phillips, Jr., Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University; and Gwyn P. Williams, Deputy Division Head, Free Electron Laser, Jefferson Lab.

More information on the new publication can be found at

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