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

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Probing the Structure of a Promising NASICON Material:  Research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source provides fresh insights into the process of homogeneous nucleation and identifying superstructural units in glass ― a necessary step in engineering effective solid-state electrolytes with enhanced ionic conductivity. 

A Riddle Solved by Research at the Advanced Photon Source

Probing Thin-Film Superconductivity at the Picoscale:  Researchers in this study employed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to obtain new data that are expected to aid in understanding the exact mechanisms responsible for thin-film superconductivity, which is essential for applying these materials to practical high-temperature superconducting devices and developing better performing superconductors.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

A Crystal-Clear Way to Save Time:  Researchers collaboratively used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source in their discovery of a better way to make a new class of soft materials—reducing a process that used to take five months down to three minutes.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Capturing How DNA-Repair Enzymes Bridge the Gaps:  It is well known that DNA is critical to life itself, playing a role in almost everything we do and impacting our health as well as disease. Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source is providing insights about DNA repair that will enhance our understanding of cancer and other diseases in which DNA breaks may play a role.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Making Better Drugs by Controlling Membrane Mechanics:  Cellular membranes are the body's wall of defense against invaders, with the tricky task of blocking the bad guys while letting beneficial molecules come and go. Measurements obtained at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source paint a detailed picture of how a potential membrane-targeting treatment protects cells from pathogens, providing insights that could bolster the next generation of pharmaceutical defenses.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Existing Drug is Shown to Inhibit SARS-Cov-2 Virus:  A new University of Chicago study based on research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has found that the drug masitinib may be effective in treating COVID-19.

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

A Cold-Spray Solution for AM Metal Fatigue:  This work, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, shows that the integration of additive manufacturing with the cold spray coating process can offer an intriguing way to overcome limitations and further increase the versatility of additive manufacturing techniques. 

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Deconstructing the Infectious Machinery of SARS-CoV-2:  Scientists from three U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories have published research at those DOE laboratories that – alongside other recent, complementary studies of coronavirus proteins and genetics – represents the first step toward developing treatments for COVID-19.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Solving the Structure of BRCA2 Protein Complex Important in DNA Repair:  The initials BRCA2 may be best known for a gene associated with many cases of breast cancer, and the protein encoded by the BRCA2 gene is critical to repairing breaks in DNA. Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to determine the structure of a complex of two proteins that allows repairs to happen efficiently in cells undergoing cell-splitting, called meiosis. Their results have major implications for cancer and infertility.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Sniffing Out a Better Covalent Organic Framework:  Research on covalent organic frameworks at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source will open the way to effective manufacturing techniques to make them commercially viable materials.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Buzz about Thermoelectrics Heats Up with Promising New Magnesium-Based Materials:  Looking for the next leap in thermoelectric technologies, researchers using three U.S. Department of Energy research facilities gained new fundamental insights into two magnesium-based materials that have the potential to significantly outperform traditional thermoelectric designs and would also be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to manufacture.

FROM THE APS DIRECTOR

UPDATE 7/29/21: Based on the most recent CDC guidance, all individuals regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks while on site. Face coverings must be worn in all public and work areas within a building (e.g., shared offices and labs, hallways, elevators, restrooms). Face coverings are required in all face-to-face meetings and at security checkpoints (though security may ask you to lower your face covering to verify identity). Face coverings are also required inside government-owned vehicles when another person is in the vehicle. Face coverings may be removed when alone in an enclosed space or when necessary to eat, provided you are six feet away from other people. Face coverings are required outdoors only when you are within six feet of another person.

All employees and APS users must maintain a minimum of six feet of distance from others while onsite.

Argonne and the APS remain in a state of limited operations. Mail-in/remote experiments continue, and on-site experimenter presence is permitted ONLY for experiments that have gone through a pre-approval process based on need for access. The number of users allowed on site also remains capped on a per-experiment basis.

External users should be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

Requests for onsite experiment access and any general questions concerning the policy above should be sent to apsuser@anl.gov

 

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