Special Issue "Radiation Effects in Bio-Molecular and Organic Crystals"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomolecular Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Vivian Stojanoff

Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Synchrotron Light Source -II, USA
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Interests: high energy; radiation effects; crystallogenesis; imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advances in X-ray sources that produce photon flux densities that can be focused in to micro- or even nano- sized beams and detection systems allow for an unprecedented amount of diffraction data in very short time. The promise of atomic resolution however is limited by the high dose deposited, causing severe damage to samples.  Leading to an overall sample degradation, radiation damage is known to affect specific sites within biological molecules; disulfide bond breakage and decarboxylation are examples of site-specific damage by radiation. In spite of several reports and systematic studies a conclusive model that describes the mechanism has remained elusive. This is the reason for this Special Issue on “Radiation Effects in Bio-Molecular and Organic Crystals” to be published in Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/crystals). We encourage all specialists and experts on this topic to submit original contributions to this journal, and to the thematic issue for consideration and publication.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • simulations of radiation damage
  • femtosecond crystallography
  • dose dependence of radiation damage
  • temperature dependence of radiation damage
  • energy dependent radiation damage effects
  • radiation damage in cryo-electron microscopy
  • radiation damage dependence on molecular size and nature
  • radiation effects in microcrystals
  • radiation effects in macrocrystals
  • radiation damage effects and molecular dynamics.

Dr. Vivian Stojanoff
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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