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

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Treating COVID-19 by Inhibiting Viral Replication:  Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source provides information about the mechanistic steps and molecular interactions that initiate viral replication, which can be used to inform antiviral therapeutic development for COVID-19, as well as other conditions for which that the protein MPro may be responsible.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Fine-Grained Differences in Polycrystalline Nickel-Rich Li-Ion Battery Cathodes:  A team of investigators used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to study a largely overlooked solution to the problem of thermal instability in Li-ion batteries, involving the precise tailoring of grain microstructure in cathode materials. 

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Zigzagging Through NaxIrO3:  The future of computing is in quantum physics, which will enable computers to perform faster and far more complex calculations than are physically possible with our current silicon-based computers. Researchers employed high-brightness x-ray beams from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to study the orbital and magnetic excitation spectra of one of the prime quantum spin liquid candidates.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

The More Things Change, the More They Become the Same in Uranium-Niobium:   Experimenters used synchrotron x-ray studies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to investigate the intriguing realm above the U-Nb alloy temperature where phase and compositional homogenization occurs.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Bacteria Oversee Their Own Death While Fighting Viruses:  Scientists carrying out studies at two U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source, have discovered a set of proteins that have clinical applications and contribute to a fundamental understanding of bacteria, viruses, and immune systems, including ours.

Probing the Diffusion of Active Viruses:  Scientists using the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source have shown that advances in the synchrotron coherent x-ray scattering technique allow for probing the dynamics of live viruses in an aqueous environment that closely mimics their biological surroundings, providing real-time information of their motions at a length scale similar to the virus size.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Increasing the Efficiency of Carbon Conversion:  One method of combating climate change would be to capture carbon emissions at the source and convert them into some other material, preferably one with some economic value. Researchers, using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source  have shown how a particular catalyst can help the conversion process along.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

A Novel Way to Fight Multiple Cancers at Their Root:  Scientists are striving to develop an immunotherapy targeting proteins resulting from mutations in cancer-driving genes. Research using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source provides insights into developing a targeted therapy that fights a variety of cancers, in multiple patients, at the cancer’s source.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Laser Excitation Alters the Structure and Light Emission of Perovskite Thin Films:  Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites show exceptional promise for use in multiple optoelectronic applications. Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source produced dramatic results which provide important new insights into the dynamic behavior of these materials, which are being developed for advanced sensors, light-emitting diodes, and photovoltaic devices.

Another discovery by users of the Advanced Photon Source

Magnesium-Ion Battery Prospects Get Energized:  Never cheap, lithium is becoming increasingly more expensive, driving a search for cheaper, more abundant metallic ions. Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source characterized properties of a promising material that can store more energy than lithium.

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.

FROM THE APS DIRECTOR
AUGUST 24, 2022

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS PER CDC GUIDANCE

Argonne continues to implement necessary safety measures to protect our employees and users from the negative impacts of COVID-19 while delivering on our scientific mission. The most recent COVID-19 safety requirements, based on updated guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be found here.

 

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