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October 31 : Friday

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APS Seminar | 401-A1100 @ 12:00 PM

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4th Diffraction Limited Storage Ring (DLSR) Workshop
November 19, 2014 - November 21, 2014

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Science and Research Highlights

Peering Deep inside Nongraphitic Anodes with Synchrotron Microtomography

Peering Deep inside Nongraphitic Anodes with Synchrotron Microtomography

October 22, 2014

Finding new ways to non-destructively peer inside an operating battery is of critical importance in order to understand how battery materials change during cycling. Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source developed a new technique that provides the first detailed observations of structural and electrochemical phenomena in candidates for new, high-capacity Li-ion battery anode materials.
How Magnetic Dimers Interact to Create Long-Range Order

How Magnetic Dimers Interact to Create Long-Range Order

October 9, 2014

Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have shed new light on how magnetic long-range order forms and remains stable despite the presence of disruptive quantum fluctuations, results that may provide insights that have eluded thorough understanding for nearly 30 years.
Improving Solar Cell Efficiency

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency

October 7, 2014

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory carrying out research at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source.
How to Remove Tangles in Your DNA

How to Remove Tangles in Your DNA

October 6, 2014

Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source revealed the elegant way a repair enzyme recognizes, positions, and cuts DNA, and then secures the two ends to avoid a new tangle, furthering our understanding of the mechanisms of DNA repair, with positive implications for fields such as reproduction, cancer, and aging.
Stressing Out Copper TSVs with Temperature

Stressing Out Copper TSVs with Temperature

September 23, 2014

Investigations at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source revealed how thermal cycling leads to mechanical stresses and failure in the integrated circuits that are essential components of electronic devices.
Lights, Conformational Change… Action!

Lights, Conformational Change… Action!

September 17, 2014

How do organisms convert light into a biological action? Experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source fill in critical steps in our understanding of these complex sensory systems, manipulation of which may have many future applications in agriculture.
Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals for Electrochemical Applications

Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals for Electrochemical Applications

August 29, 2014

Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source have characterized a new electrolyser catalyst with the potential to improve the production of hydrogen for input into fuel cells. Their study is the first to focus on methods for predicting how to synthesize well-defined oxide surfaces with the specific characteristics necessary for electrolysers, and for tailoring those characteristics to different engineering needs.

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APS User Peter Crane Awarded the 2014 International Prize for Biology from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

APS User Peter Crane Awarded the 2014 International Prize for Biology from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

October 27, 2014

Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a long-time user of the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source, has been awarded the 2014 International Prize for Biology, administered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, for his work on the evolutionary history of plants.
ACS Division of Energy and Fuels 2014 Distinguished Service Award to Winans of XSD

ACS Division of Energy and Fuels 2014 Distinguished Service Award to Winans of XSD

October 9, 2014

The 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Energy & Fuels Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Randy Winans of the Argonne X-ray Science Division in the Advanced Photon Source at the annual dinner in August 2014.
A World′s Top-10 X-ray Crystal Structure

A World′s Top-10 X-ray Crystal Structure

October 7, 2014

An x-ray crystal structure solved by Philip Coppens, a founding member of ChemMatCARS at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.

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