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

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

New Promising Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2:  An international research team carrying out studies at two U.S. Department of Energy x-ray light sources including the Advanced Photon Source has identified and further developed novel antibody fragments against the SARS coronavirus-2. 

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Uncovering New Insights about the Brains of Individuals with Schizophrenia:  Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source was essential to the discovery that neuronal structures that allow neurons to communicate with each other are different in individuals with schizophrenia and that the structural dissimilarity observed varied from patient to patient.

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

A Safer, Less Expensive, and Fast-Charging Aqueous Battery:  A stable, high-performance, dendrite-free aqueous battery using seawater as the electrolyte has been developed with an assist from research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Bringing Phages and Yeast Together for Peptide Discovery: Users of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source streamlined the process of discovering functional peptides that play key roles in human diseases and disorders, a process that has been expensive and time-consuming.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

Putting the Starch in Tissue-Like Materials:  Scientists using the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source show that hydrated starch granules mixed into conventional hydrogels can create tissue-like materials that could someday be used to create soft robots and biomedical implants with functionality beyond that of natural systems.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

How One Antibody Blocks Dangerous Effects of Dengue Virus Infection - A Potential Path to Prevention:  Using data from experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, researchers have discovered an antibody that blocks the ability of the dengue virus to cause disease in mice, opening the potential for effective treatments and designing a vaccine for dengue and similar diseases.

A technology breakthrough at the Advanced Photon Source

Transforming Clean Energy Technology:  A breakthrough by researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source and Advanced Light Source could eliminate a critical obstacle from the storage and distribution of solar energy, a discovery that represents a giant stride toward a clean-energy future.

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Designing a Catalyst:  Work conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (paves the way for the design of novel catalytic and metal-binding peptides with unique properties for a variety of applications in heavy-metal biochemistry.

Another discovery from research at the Advanced Photon Source

New Pathways to Advance Adsorbent Technologies for Alkene Purification:  Research carried out in collaboration with beamline scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source have exciting implications for the development of new adsorbent materials that can significantly improve the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of industrial-scale alkene purification processes.

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 .

Advanced Photon Source Research with Positive Impacts on Our Health

Dexamethasone and COVID-19: All Patients Are Not Alike:  Researchers have been working to understand how the SARS CoV-2 virus causes the disease symptoms and identify the best treatments. Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has provided important insights into how a drug used to treat COVID-19 patients is transported in the body and whether it helps or harms these vulnerable patients.

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 Experiment Safety Assessment Form.
  • Experiments proposed by users with prior APS experience that cannot be performed remotely and that meet specific criteria. These proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis with no guarantee of approval. Contact apsuser@anl.gov for more information.

Please get in touch with the beamline contact to determine the ability of a specific beamline to support your research.

The health and safety of our employees, users, students, and visitors remains our top priority.  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