The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Fighting Diseases with Research from the Advanced Photon Source

Revealing the precise mechanism that makes a certain protein an effective antiviral in some cases is a critical first step toward better methods for attacking viruses that manage to dodge it.

Research at the Advanced Photon Source

With an assist from the Advanced Photon Source, UChicago scientists’ breakthrough creates films just a few atoms thick.

To your health: Research from the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers using the Advanced Photon Source have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics.

Research with impact from the Advanced Photon Source

This research provides a viable guide for materials design applied to the large-scale implementation of electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, an efficient strategy for solving energy and environmental problems. 

Powering technology with research from the Advanced Photon Source

For wider adoption in electric cars, Li-ion batteries will need to have shorter charging times closer to consumers’ expectations.

To your health: Research from the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers found an antibody that advances the design of a universal vaccine that could treat or protect people against all strains of the influenza virus. 

Fighting Disease with Research at the Advanced Photon Source

This study will inform future research in drug-delivery systems designed to optimize nanomedicine composition for pharmaceuticals targeting diseased tissue sites.

Another discover at the Advanced Photon Source

Engineers carrying out studies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have discovered a crystalline material with ultra-low thermal conductivity, which could lead to the design of novel energy conversion materials and devices.

Research with impact from the Advanced Photon Source

Plastic materials that can be switched from their normal character as heat insulating materials to ones that can conduct heat well by simply turning the lights on could have a wide range of applications in engineering.


The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come from new materials so small they make nanomaterials look like lumpy behemoths.

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new device for quickly acquiring high-resolution x-ray images over large sample areas.

The Advanced Photon Source delivers world-class science and technology by operating an outstanding synchrotron radiation research facility accessible to a broad spectrum of researchers in order to further the U.S. DOE Office of Science mission to "...transform our understanding of nature and to advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States."

Conferences, Workshops, Meetings

Dec 09 2019 to Dec 13 2019

Mar 30 2020 to Mar 31 2020

Apr 01 2020 to Apr 02 2020

Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020

Argonne National Laboratory

Jul 13 2020 to Jul 17 2020

Sep 21 2020 to Sep 22 2020