A New Twist on Molecular Moviemaking (IMAGE) DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Caption A diffraction pattern made by X-rays scattering off an iodine molecule into an detector at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Hundreds of these patterns from the lab's X-ray free-electron laser were strung together to create a "molecular movie" showing how the molecules responded in unexpected ways when hit with two photons of light at once. Scientists say this new approach should work with bigger and more complex molecules, too. Credit Bucksbaum group/PULSE Institute Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.