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


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 Riddle Solved by Research at the Advanced Photon Source

A nearly 50-year-old mystery of how nature produces a large class of bioactive chemical compounds has been solved.

Science for a Better Life from the Advanced Photon Source

An improved understanding of the role of collagen could lead to insights into the treatment of diseases.

Another advance in the fight against disease

Understanding how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature can help scientists prospect for new classes of antibiotics through DNA sequencing and genome mining.

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.

Research with Impact:

X-ray experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source could help researchers design valuable porous materials for high-pressure applications.

Another discovery by users of the APS

A sixth phase discovered in block copolymers has potential for new properties and utility.

Here's to Our Health: Research at the Advanced Photon Source

The goal of this research is improved pharmaceuticals that alter a protein’s activity, bringing relief from detrimental symptoms. 

Research with impact from the Advanced Photon Source

This work provides a new guideline for materials design and also demonstrates potential applications in the industrialization of cost-effective and efficient energy conversion devices. 

Research with impact from the Advanced Photon Source

Focusing on the why and how of capacity fade in promising Li-ion battery materials.

New research by users of the Advanced Photon Source

A new study uncovered the long-sought-after, 3-D structure of a toxin primarily responsible for devastating Clostridium difficile infection

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."

Argonne National Laboratory

National Scientific User Facilities

Propelling discovery

Argonne is home to five national user facilities, which enable scientific users from universities, national laboratories, industry and federal agencies to carry out experiments and pursue groundbreaking discoveries that would otherwise not be possible.

Advanced Photon Source

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides ultra-bright, high-energy storage ring-generated X-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines.

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility provides supercomputing capabilities to the scientific and engineering community to advance fundamental discovery and understanding in a range of disciplines.

Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System

The prime national facility for nuclear structure research. The Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions at energies in the vicinity of the Coulomb barrier.

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Research Facility – Southern Great Plains

ARM is the world’s premier ground-based observations facility advancing atmospheric research.

Center for Nanoscale Materials

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instrumentation and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research.

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