The Advanced Photon Source
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Nearly 50 years after the last lunar mission, some of the original materials brought back to Earth will soon land at the GSECARS x-ray beamlines at the U.S. Department of Energy’s APS, allowing an unprecedented look at samples unsullied by Earth’s atmosphere.
With the right tools, scientists can have Superman-like X-ray vision that reveals hidden features buried within objects — but it’s highly complicated. The Advanced Photon Source gives scientists access to highly penetrating X-rays that can illuminate — at the atomic level — materials contained deep within other structures.
The 2019 APS/IIT XAFS Summer School was successfully held July 7-12, 2019. The school takes place annually at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s main campus in Chicago, Illinois, and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) STAR Team for the years 2019-2021 based upon experiments conducted at the Advanced Photon Source and at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source at Cornell University.
It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of our colleague, Dr. Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, long-time Associate Director of the Northeastern Collaborative Access Team.
The goal of replenishing and strengthening the management team of the Argonne X-ray Science Division in the Advanced Photon Source has been achieved with the appointment of Dean Haeffner as Associate Division Director for Beamline Development, and Alec Sandy as Associate Division Director for Beamline Technologies.
Ashley Weiland, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, will have the opportunity to use x-rays to study such crystal growth as it unfolds — without having to open the oven.
Mikhail Solovyev, who is working toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark, will be spending the next year at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory working on a first-of-its-kind analysis that may help develop the next generation of materials used for energy production and storage.
Light filters through large windows at Claire Zurkowski’s apartment, where she sits at her loom, weaving bright yellow-orange thread into a rug already filled with the colors of the rainbow. Her works are inspired by the refraction patterns of the crystals she studies as a graduate student in geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago.
The report on the “Workshop on Biological Science Opportunities Provided by the APS Upgrade” held at Argonne on August 20-21, 2018, is now available.
Physicists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source think they have achieved one of the most coveted goals of their discipline: creating a superconducting material that works at near-room temperature.
Imaging and measuring the atomization process in a gas turbine combustor using the bright x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has been chosen by RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory under the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), as one of the 2018 top 10 “coolest” advances.
Brian H. Toby and Robert Von Dreele of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory have been selected as the recipients of the American Crystallographic Association 2019 Trueblood Award.
Deadline for submission: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is seeking user science proposals and requests for beam time on existing proposals.
David Keavney of the Argonne National Laboratory X-ray Science Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has been awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources.
Argonne National Laboratory will be taking over the operations management role for the High-Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HP-CAT), at Sector 16 of the APS currently filled by the Carnegie Institution for Science, effective later this month. The sponsor will continue to be the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.
Three Argonne National Laboratory researchers, including one from the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source, have earned the DOE’s 2018 Early Career Research Program awards.
The APS hosted the June 2018 EPICS Collaboration Meeting, an international conference of users and developers of the EPICS Control System software tool-kit.
The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience and nanotechnology research. The CNM provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for design, synthesis, characterization, and theory and modeling in order to significantly advance the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanoscale systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain.