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

New materials discoveries at with research at the Advanced Photon Source

Chemists in search of novel 2-D compounds used the APS to look at a custom-made nickel bismuth compound and see how its bizarre structure might facilitate superconductivity or other new properties.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

To better understand amorphous-amorphous phase separation that can reduce or even halt active drug release, researchers used high-brightness x-rays at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, opening the way to some promising opportunities for the development and design of new and improved systems.

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

Improved catalytic converters for the next generation of ultra-low-emission vehicles could result from an innovative approach demonstrated in research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s APS.

New knowledge from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Using microscale analysis of bird wings at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, a team of researchers has discovered new insights into the mechanisms that give morphing wings their flight advantage.

Fighting Disease with Research at the Advanced Photon Source

X-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source help researchers obtain crucial information for the development of therapies for Parkinson's disease.

Toward Better, Safer Materials with Research at the APS

To shed light on the mysterious, exact process by which cement transforms from a fresh paste into a solid, researchers utilized high-brightness x-rays with imaging methods at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source.

Another discovery by users of the APS

Methane, the simplest hydrocarbon molecule has extraordinary potential as a building block for a wide range of useful chemicals, from fuels to polymers. Research at the Advanced Photon Source revealed a promising strategy for getting more out of methane. 

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy's APS to study a promising class of thermoelectric materials with the goal of converting waste heat into electricity, or replacing mechanical cooling systems that rely on fossil fuels with more environmentally friendly solid-state devices.

To Your Health: Disease-Fighting Research at the APS

Researchers using high-brightness x-rays from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source obtained important data that furthered research into an anti-cancer compound that has shown “profound” activity in mouse models against two subtypes of leukemia — representing up to 40% of patients.

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.

Moving technology forward with research at the Advanced Photon Source

High-speed phase contrast x-ray imaging of wave propagation in additive manufacturing-fabricated polymer lattice structures demonstrates interesting, unexpected classical mechanical phenomena in a novel AM structure and promises that a better understanding of the dynamic behavior of these unique materials is within reach.

Argonne Extends Site Restrictions

April 2, 2020

To cooperate with the extension of the stay-at-home order issued March 31 by the Governor of Illinois, Argonne is extending the site restrictions enacted with the Governor’s original order to the end of April. The Lab has ceased all on-site functions except those deemed government critical and will continue to maximize telecommuting. The APS will remain operational to support critical COVID-19 related work and for critical remote research only. 

COVID-19 PORTAL. In light of the rapidly changing situation world-wide resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences light sources want to ensure they are doing everything possible to enable research into this virus and the search for an effective vaccine or other treatment. The DOE supports research into structural biology in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, and universities. This portal collects relevant structural biology resources in a single location, listing their basic characteristics and a point of contact for each.

Expedited, Rapid Access Call for COVID-19 Research

The APS continues to operate, providing expedited, remote access but only for research related to COVID-19 at this time. The Structural Biology Portal lists available APS beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and BioSAXS. Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for expedited beam time are listed on the New User Checklist. All users must be registered and their home institution must have an active User Agreement.

Please submit a Rapid Access Proposal and state that the research is related to SARS CoV-2 proteins or COVID-19.

If the requested beamline is an MX beamline, submit a Macromolecular Crystallography Proposal (choose rapid access 2020-1 for immediate work). Here is a list of MX beamlines.

If the requested beamline is NOT an MX beamline, choose Rapid Access General User Proposal and select the 2020-1 cycle for immediate work.

For administrative assistance, please contact the APS User Office at apsuser@aps.anl.gov. For technical assistance, please contact Bob Fischetti at rfischetti@anl.gov.

APS OPERATIONS SCHEDULE UPDATE:
To continue to meet the needs for ongoing, remote-only COVID-19 research, APS management will extend the current 2020-1 run by two weeks – to May 12. Please see more information and the revised long-range schedule here.

Updated 04/02/2020

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