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

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

Findings based on research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source are critical to our understanding of nucleation and growth dynamics, which underlie the desired properties and use of soft and hard materials in a variety of applications, including pressure sensitive adhesives, thermoplastics, microelectronics, and cardiovascular stents.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Work based on research at two U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources including the Advanced Photon Source is part of a new study that solves a key, fundamental barrier in the electrochemical water splitting process and demonstrates a new technique to reassemble, revivify, and reuse a catalyst that allows for energy-efficient water splitting.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Converting carbon dioxide and water into ethanol efficiently and cheaply could reduce the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere. Researchers designed a novel catalyst to break down CO2 with maximum efficiency and characterized it using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

With an eye toward better ceramic foams for packaging, transportation, and infrastructure, researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to characterize cuttlefish shell in three dimensions to see what happened to the shell's microstructure when it was compressed .

Another discovery by users of the APS

Homogenized milk, skin cream, and mayonnaise are just a few examples of Pickering emulsions. Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to understand how sound waves overcome the energy barriers to Pickering emulsification, hopefully leading to more efficient manufacturing of drug, food, and chemical emulsions.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

New research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source examined the crystal structure of the silica mineral quartz under shock compression and is challenging longstanding assumptions about how this ubiquitous material behaves under such intense conditions.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Developing hydrogen as a fuel is important for both economic and environmental reasons.  This work carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source advances our understanding of the charge-separation dynamics that occur in bio-inspired photocatalytic systems for the hydrogen evolution reaction.

Discovery science at the Advanced Photon Source

Research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source reveals key details about how SARS-CoV-2 modifies its messenger RNA and evades immune responses in its host, improving our understanding of mRNA capping in coronaviruses and providing a strategy by which scientists could develop small-molecule drugs to fight and treat the diseases caused by coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

A growing body of evidence suggests an intimate connection between electronic nematic phases and high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductivity. Research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source extends our knowledge about that phenomenon.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

X-ray data from mamba snake toxin collected at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source reveal important information that create the possibility of exploiting snake venom to improve patient health.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Individuals living with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and dementia  may be helped by new research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source.

FROM THE APS DIRECTOR

Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS user program is currently operational to support:

  • Mail-in/remote access work for any research involving low-risk samples and most medium-risk samples (as defined on the ESAF form), including limited in-situ research (set-up with a single beamline staff member, and ability to carry out majority of experiment remotely).

Please get in touch with the beamline contact to determine the ability of a specific beamline to support mail-in/remote access. We will post a table of available beamline capabilities as soon as possible.

The health and safety of our employees, users, students, and visitors remains our top priority. We are working to define the path to allow in-person users back on site, taking into account the dynamic public health situation. We will continue to monitor and adapt to changing conditions onsite, in the surrounding communities, in our state and nationwide.

Information on APS Operations and General User Programs During the COVID Pandemic