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

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Individuals living with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and dementia  may be helped by new research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

X-ray data from mamba snake toxin collected at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source reveal important information that create the possibility of exploiting snake venom to improve patient health.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source took a detailed look at high-temperature tantalum behavior to assess its role in potential future superconducting, optoelectronic, and ultrafast electronic devices.

Another discovery with impact from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Investigations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have demonstrated that a diiminol-based covalent organic framework can act as a rapid humidity sensor with an easily visible color change, providing an important proof-of-concept for using tautomerization-induced changes in COFs to design rapid and reversible sensing systems.  

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

In recent work carried out at two U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources, including the Advanced Photon Source, a novel tool was developed to obtain impressive spatial resolutions (e.g., 36 nanometers) in intact cells. which may allow for previously inaccessible structures and molecules to be imaged at a high resolution.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has significantly furthered our understanding of how certain nanomachines synthesize molecules, creating the exciting possibility of designing new, effective drugs to improve human health.

Another discovery by users of the APS

Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source revealed new information about wave propagation through granular material, which is important for detecting the magnitude of earthquakes, locating oil and gas reservoirs, designing acoustic insulation, and designing materials for compacting powders.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Mutations in the gene ULK4 have been shown to be associated with schizophrenia; now research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has helped make this protein considerably less enigmatic, creating the possibility of developing novel anti-psychotic therapeutics.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have demonstrated a new research technique that address a broad range of questions concerning nanostructures of ultra-thin film that are an indispensable component of many electronic and photonic technologies.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

With an assist from data obtained at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of drugs such as actinomycin and streptomycin and are known to harbor other untapped chemical riches.

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

A structure studied at the the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source and the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) contains two-dimensional atomic layers, and is of great interest for high-tech electronics.

FROM THE APS DIRECTOR

Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS user program is currently operational to support:

  • Mail-in/remote access work for any research involving low-risk samples and most medium-risk samples (as defined on the ESAF form), including limited in-situ research (set-up with a single beamline staff member, and ability to carry out majority of experiment remotely).

Please get in touch with the beamline contact to determine the ability of a specific beamline to support mail-in/remote access. We will post a table of available beamline capabilities as soon as possible.

The health and safety of our employees, users, students, and visitors remains our top priority. We are working to define the path to allow in-person users back on site, taking into account the dynamic public health situation. We will continue to monitor and adapt to changing conditions onsite, in the surrounding communities, in our state and nationwide.

Information on APS Operations and General User Programs During the COVID Pandemic

Conferences, Workshops, Meetings

Aug 24 2020 to Sep 04 2020

Aug 30 2020 to Sep 04 2020

Sep 21 2020 to Sep 22 2020

Sep 23 2020 to Sep 24 2020

Sep 25 2020 to Sep 26 2020

Nov 02 2020 to Nov 03 2020