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

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

With an eye toward better ceramic foams for packaging, transportation, and infrastructure, researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to characterize cuttlefish shell in three dimensions to see what happened to the shell's microstructure when it was compressed .

Another discovery by users of the APS

Homogenized milk, skin cream, and mayonnaise are just a few examples of Pickering emulsions. Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to understand how sound waves overcome the energy barriers to Pickering emulsification, hopefully leading to more efficient manufacturing of drug, food, and chemical emulsions.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

New research carried out the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source examined the crystal structure of the silica mineral quartz under shock compression and is challenging longstanding assumptions about how this ubiquitous material behaves under such intense conditions.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Developing hydrogen as a fuel is important for both economic and environmental reasons.  This work carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source advances our understanding of the charge-separation dynamics that occur in bio-inspired photocatalytic systems for the hydrogen evolution reaction.

Discovery science at the Advanced Photon Source

Research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source reveals key details about how SARS-CoV-2 modifies its messenger RNA and evades immune responses in its host, improving our understanding of mRNA capping in coronaviruses and providing a strategy by which scientists could develop small-molecule drugs to fight and treat the diseases caused by coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

A growing body of evidence suggests an intimate connection between electronic nematic phases and high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductivity. Research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source extends our knowledge about that phenomenon.

Another discovery by users of the APS

To understand volcanic hazards and the formation and evolution of the continental crust, it is necessary to know where and for how long these magmas reside in the crust, plus the timing and path over which they erupted. Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to investigate eruptions of high-silica rhyolite magma in the Taupo Volcanic Center, New Zealand, revealing differences in the magmatic processes that formed them.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Research on synthesis gas (syngas) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has momentous implications for the industrial manufacturing field and for helping to expand the usage potential of syngas.

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.

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

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.

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

Seminars, Training, Schools, Etc