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

Toward Better, Safer Materials with Research at the APS

To shed light on the mysterious, exact process by which cement transforms from a fresh paste into a solid, researchers utilized high-brightness x-rays with imaging methods at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source.

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy's APS to study a promising class of thermoelectric materials with the goal of converting waste heat into electricity, or replacing mechanical cooling systems that rely on fossil fuels with more environmentally friendly solid-state devices.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Researchers using high-brightness x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source obtained important data that furthered research into an anti-cancer compound that has shown “profound” activity in mouse models against two subtypes of leukemia — representing up to 40% of patients.

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

High-speed phase contrast x-ray imaging of wave propagation in additive manufacturing-fabricated polymer lattice structures demonstrates interesting, unexpected classical mechanical phenomena in a novel AM structure and promises that a better understanding of the dynamic behavior of these unique materials is within reach.

Discovering the secrets of materials with the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers used the unique capabilities of the Advanced Photon Source to detail for the first time how copper, magnesium, or zinc change the nanoscale structure of aluminum, and to explore how we might control the metallurgy to design even better aluminum alloys with even more desirable properties.

2020 APS/CNM Users Meeting - April 20-24, 2020

Highlights this year include: 7 Workshops, 9 Training and Short Courses, Poster Session, Meeting Banquet, Exhibitors, and More!!

Moving the boundaries of the possible with the Advanced Photon Source.

Researchers using the APS carried out the first proof-of-concept experiments using high-viscosity sample injection combined with pink-beam serial crystallography, offering a glimpse into the possibilities of molecular moving pictures.

Unlocking nature's secrets with the Advanced Photon Source

A new study by researchers using high-brightness x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source shows that insects also experience effects of gravity on their cardiovascular systems and that they exhibit active responses to combat these.  

Next-generation materials research with the Advanced Photon Source

Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source promises new insights for the optimization of high-performance materials for aerospace applications and power generation.

Discovery science by users of the Advanced Photon Source

A long-sought-after class of "superdiamond" carbon-based materials with tunable mechanical and electronic properties was predicted and synthesized by a research team from the Carnegie Institution for Science and characterized at the Advanced Photon Source.

To Your Health: Life science research at the Advanced Photon Source

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled cellular replication, but there can be no cellular replication without DNA replication. Doctors have been using DNA-damaging drugs to kill cancer for decades, but often malignant cells overcome the DNA damage and continue to replicate, leading to poor health outcomes. Research at the Advanced Photon Source may offer doctors a new tool to kill even the most obstinate cancers.

Coronavirus Update - 02/07/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on February 5, 2020, intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As result of the new guidance and due to the recent acceleration of 2019-nCoV transmission across China, Argonne has updated its site access protocols for users, visitors, and staff.

Users and visitors who have arrived in the U.S. after travel to or through mainland China on February 3 or later are requested to reschedule their visit to Argonne for a time at least 15 days after their date of arrival to the U.S.

We continue to ask all users and visitors who are ill, particularly if they are exhibiting respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, to reschedule their visit and seek medical guidance.

This is a temporary measure that will help Argonne maintain a safe, healthy, and productive workplace. We appreciate your patience and willingness to help stop the spread of this virus. Continue to check back with us for updates.

Conferences, Workshops, Meetings

Feb 28 2020

Mar 30 2020 to Mar 31 2020

Apr 01 2020 to Apr 02 2020

Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020

Argonne National Laboratory

May 10 2020 to May 15 2020

May 18 2020 to May 19 2020

Seminars, Training, Schools, Etc

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