APS Articles in Frontiers 2004

Frontiers was the annual publication of Argonne research highlights. This page contains Frontiers articles focusing on APS-related research.

Cover of Frontiers 2003

Automating structural biology expedites biologists' understanding of protein functions
The race to determine the three-dimensional structure of the proteins of the human genome is on, and Argonne's Structural Biology Center (SBC) researchers are at the front of the pack in developing new tools and techniques to speed the process, as well as determining a record number of structures. . more >>

SARS main protease structure determined at APS
Moving one step closer in the battle against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), researchers from a California company using the powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source have determined the first structure of the main protease from the coronavirus that causes SARS. A protease is a viral enzyme critical in the SARS life cycle. more >>

Scientific disciplines blur as researchers work together to understand nanomaterial secrets
Nanoscience and nanotechnology remain among the hottest areas of research, both nationally and at Argonne, where scientists are improving existing technology and establishing new areas for future exploration. more >>


X-ray source focused on expanding research
The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne continues to develop innovative accelerator physics and technology and state-of-the-art X-ray research instrumentation, while providing a highly reliable source of X-ray beams to a rapidly growing user community. more >>

Argonne helps build new bright light source
In combination with five other laboratories, Argonne is helping to build the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) , which will produce X-ray light with a peak brightness more than 100 billion times that of current synchrotron light sources, such as the Advanced Photon Source (APS) , making the LCLS the most brilliant X-ray source in the world. more >>

Living insects reveal breathing mechanism
Scientists from The Field Museum in Chicago and Argonne, using Advanced Photon Source (APS) X-ray beams, discovered a surprising new insect breathing mechanism that is similar to lung ventilation in vertebrates. more >>

New ice forms reshape ice research world
New forms of ice, once deemed impossible by popular water theories, have been discovered by Argonne researchers and their Canadian colleagues. more >>

X-rays reveal the secrets of diesel combustion
For the first time ever, a team of scientists at Argonne is using X-ray beams to penetrate diesel fuel injector sprays to improve combustion. They have uncovered a shock wave in gas sprays and other data that may lead to cleaner, more efficient engine injection systems. more >>


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