The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Moving the boundaries of the possible with the Advanced Photon Source.

Researchers using the APS carried out the first proof-of-concept experiments using high-viscosity sample injection combined with pink-beam serial crystallography, offering a glimpse into the possibilities of molecular moving pictures.

Unlocking nature's secrets with the Advanced Photon Source

A new study by researchers using high-brightness x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source shows that insects also experience effects of gravity on their cardiovascular systems and that they exhibit active responses to combat these.  

Next-generation materials research with the Advanced Photon Source

Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source promises new insights for the optimization of high-performance materials for aerospace applications and power generation.

Discovery science by users of the Advanced Photon Source

A long-sought-after class of "superdiamond" carbon-based materials with tunable mechanical and electronic properties was predicted and synthesized by a research team from the Carnegie Institution for Science and characterized at the Advanced Photon Source.

To Your Health: Life science research at the Advanced Photon Source

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled cellular replication, but there can be no cellular replication without DNA replication. Doctors have been using DNA-damaging drugs to kill cancer for decades, but often malignant cells overcome the DNA damage and continue to replicate, leading to poor health outcomes. Research at the Advanced Photon Source may offer doctors a new tool to kill even the most obstinate cancers.

Peering into the fundamental nature of matter with the Advanced Photon Source

Scientists used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to gain insight about potential special properties of Z phase matter and how other, more complex Frank Kasper phases of matter could be constructed.

Another discovery with impact from research at the Advanced Photon Source

New details have been uncovered about the complex geochemical behaviors about iron (oxyhydr)oxides, which are used for everything from cosmetics to biological sensing to drug delivery, yet are not fully understood.

Life science breakthrough from the Advanced Photon Source

This research improves our understanding of how lipids interact to regulate many cellular processes that rely on interactions between sphingomyelin and cholesterol, two essential lipids in the cell’s plasma membrane.

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

The methods demonstrated in this work could be perfected and extended not just in laser powder bed fusion printing but across other additive manufacturing techniques and other fabrication technologies.

Fighting Diseases with Research from the Advanced Photon Source

Revealing the precise mechanism that makes a certain protein an effective antiviral in some cases is a critical first step toward better methods for attacking viruses that manage to dodge it.

Research with Impact:

X-ray experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source could help researchers design valuable porous materials for high-pressure applications.

The Advanced Photon Source delivers world-class science and technology by operating an outstanding synchrotron radiation research facility accessible to a broad spectrum of researchers in order to further the U.S. DOE Office of Science mission to "...transform our understanding of nature and to advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States."

Conferences, Workshops, Meetings

Jan 22 2020

Argonne National Laboratory

Jan 24 2020

Feb 17 2020

Mar 30 2020 to Mar 31 2020

Apr 01 2020 to Apr 02 2020

Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020

Argonne National Laboratory