December 3, 2013Using bright x-rays from the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory to study the incredibly strong adhesive material of the common jingle shell bivalve, researchers discovered connections between the material’s design and its function, and demonstrated the value of diffraction tomography in the detailed study of complex materials.
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December 2, 2013New composite materials based on selenium sulfides that act as the positive electrode in a rechargeable lithium-ion battery could boost the range of electric vehicles by up to five times, according to groundbreaking research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
November 25, 2013Certain unusual properties of water have intrigued researchers for decades, but are hard to investigate owing to inherently small length scales and complex interactions. Now researchers using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne have achieved the first experimental observation of the arrangements and mobility of soft nanoparticles in dense suspensions that mirror the anomalies observed in complex liquids like water in a colloidal suspension. This finding extends the toolbox of researchers interested in using suspensions to mimic molecular liquids.
November 22, 2013Successful development of new pharmaceuticals could be the payoff from five-dimensional crystallography, a new experimental technique employed by researchers carrying out studies at the BioCARS facility at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source.
November 20, 2013A new kind of x-ray multilayer grating that could open a pathway for high-sensitivity, hard x-ray phase contrast full-field imaging of large samples has been developed at the National Institutes of Health and at Argonne National Laboratory. In tests the device produced phase-contrast images of vascular structures in a mouse kidney specimen that rival those obtained with magnetic resonance imaging and that were previously invisible with conventional attenuation-based x-ray imaging methods.
November 14, 2013The first atomic-level structure of the tripartite human immunodeficiency virus envelope protein—long considered one of the most difficult targets in structural biology and of great value for medical science—has been determined by scientists using data obtained at three synchrotron x-ray light sources including the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
October 18, 2013By examining a cuprate under high pressure at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source, a team of researchers probed the relationship between stripe ordering and superconductivity. Their work is an important step in understanding high-Tc superconductivity and eventually achieving practical room-temperature superconductors.
October 22, 2013The 2013 U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology has been awarded to Argonne Distinguished Fellow Kwang-Je Kim of the Advanced Photon Source.
October 22, 2013The inaugural Award for Excellence in Beamline Science at the Advanced Photon Source was presented to Argonne Physicist Jan Ilavsky of the Advanced Photon Source.
October 22, 2013Ali Khounsary of the APS Engineering Support Division has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.