October 9, 2014Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have shed new light on how magnetic long-range order forms and remains stable despite the presence of disruptive quantum fluctuations, results that may provide insights that have eluded thorough understanding for nearly 30 years.
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October 31, 2014
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4th Diffraction Limited Storage Ring (DLSR) Workshop
November 19, 2014 - November 21, 2014
October 7, 2014New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory carrying out research at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source.
October 6, 2014Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source revealed the elegant way a repair enzyme recognizes, positions, and cuts DNA, and then secures the two ends to avoid a new tangle, furthering our understanding of the mechanisms of DNA repair, with positive implications for fields such as reproduction, cancer, and aging.
September 23, 2014Investigations at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source revealed how thermal cycling leads to mechanical stresses and failure in the integrated circuits that are essential components of electronic devices.
September 17, 2014How do organisms convert light into a biological action? Experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source fill in critical steps in our understanding of these complex sensory systems, manipulation of which may have many future applications in agriculture.
Stability vs. Activity: Characterizing Strontium Ruthenate Crystals for Electrochemical Applications
August 29, 2014Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source have characterized a new electrolyser catalyst with the potential to improve the production of hydrogen for input into fuel cells. Their study is the first to focus on methods for predicting how to synthesize well-defined oxide surfaces with the specific characteristics necessary for electrolysers, and for tailoring those characteristics to different engineering needs.
August 26, 2014When is an electron hole like a quasiparticle? More specifically, what happens when a single electron hole is doped into a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet? Quasiparticle phenomena in such a system are predicted by theory, but have eluded observation, complicating the understanding of electron behavior in high-temperature superconducting cuprates. Experimenters working at the U.S. Department of Energy′s Advanced Photon Source have cast new light on this classic problem in condensed matter physics and opened a new pathway for the study of high-temperature superconductors.
October 9, 2014The 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Energy & Fuels Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Randy Winans of the Argonne X-ray Science Division in the Advanced Photon Source at the annual dinner in August 2014.
October 7, 2014An x-ray crystal structure solved by Philip Coppens, a founding member of ChemMatCARS at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.
September 24, 2014Professor Mark C. Hersam, a Northwestern University materials engineer and member of the DuPont-Northwestern-Dow Collaborative Access Team (DND-CAT) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
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