Welcome to SSM : Sectors 33 and 34 : Surface Scattering and Micro-diffraction Group

view of SSM building at APS aerial view of APS ORNL high temperature experiment in 33BM-C

ORNL researchers conducting high temperature experiment

The advanced X-Ray research facilities developed in Sectors 33 and 34 at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) are a result of a successful collaboration between scientists from the University of Illinois Material Research Laboratory, the Oak Ridge National Lab, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, and UOP LLC. These facilities support forefront research in material science and condensed material physics, and are now a part of the APS Surface Scattering & Microdiffraction Group in the X-Ray Science Division. Access to these advanced research capabilities is arranged to qualified outside investigators through the APS General User Program.