The extremely intense X-ray flash knocks so many electrons out of the iodine atom (right) such that it pulls in the electrons of the methyl group (left) like an elecetromagnetic version of a black hole, before finally spitting them out. | DESY/Science Communication Lab

X-Ray Barrage Creates ‘Molecular Black Hole’

The X-ray technique can give scientists extremely detailed images of organic materials on the atomic level, potentially leading to new therapies and medicines.

June 1, 2017
11:53 AM EDT