The Advanced Photon Source
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Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are using highly sensitive x-ray machines to study microstructures of the skull that are informing new military helmet designs. To date, it's the most detailed study of the human skull, according to Argonne, so we should expect better helmets to protect the tiny bones, as a result.
The human skull is extremely complex. To build helmets that protect it well, we need a detailed understanding of its structure and behavior.
The characteristics that truly set haute chocolate apart can be seen at the microscale thanks to pivotal research performed by researchers using the Advanced Photon Source.
Mark Rivers (The University of Chicago/Center for Advanced Radiation Sources) received the International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems Lifetime Achievement Award, and Andrew Johnson (Advanced Photon Source) was presented with the ICALEPCS Leadership in Mentoring Award.
Congratulations to the new Nobel laureates M. Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino! The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is proud to have supported research by Whittingham and Goodenough.
His nomination and election attests to the high regard colleagues have for his scientific activities as he joins a distinguished group of individuals who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, and petrology.
Scientists are working to understand why and when lithium-ion batteries in phones and other applications lose charge or fail. One of the best tools in this investigation is x-rays from the Department of Energy's advanced light sources.
Cunming Liu and Niranjan Parab, postdocs in the APS X-ray Science Division, are among seven recipients of 2019 Argonne Postdoctoral Performance Awards.
Jim Kerby, APS Upgrade Chief Project Officer, will deliver an Argonne Out Loud talk on October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, in the APS Conference Center.
"For tireless efforts to increase the participation of women and minorities in physics, especially through one-on-one mentoring and educating minorities in elementary school through college about opportunities in the field."
"In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of synchrotron radiation techniques and their scientific applications based on the Mössbauer effect."
"For his seminal, time-resolved measurements of dynamics in FEL oscillators and the elucidation of microbunching in relativistic electron beams and SASE FELs."
How do electrons arrange themselves in potential superconductors? Research at the APS counts the ways.
The Advanced Photon Source community is mourning the loss of Mark Beno, who passed away suddenly at the age of 68 on August 24, 2019.
A planned $815 million upgrade will be a “scientific game-changer,” said Robert Hettel, director of the APS upgrade project.
Shashank Kaira’s research at the APS earned a competitive Acta Student Award for the impact of its results.
The Charles Hatchett Award is concerned with technical excellence and originality, and the social, economic and environmental advantages of any proposed application of niobium.
The grant will support the construction of a second beamline at the ChemMatCARS research facility.
The Argonne National Laboratory project will increase the brightness of the facility’s beamlines by two to three orders of magnitude. (Physics Today)
Dr. Ercan Alp of the X-ray Science Division has been selected as a recipient of an Argonne Distinguished Fellow award for 2019.