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

 

2019

Nearly 50 years after the last lunar mission, some of the original materials brought back to Earth will soon land at the GSECARS x-ray beamlines at the U.S. Department of Energy’s APS, allowing an unprecedented look at samples unsullied by Earth’s atmosphere.
The 2019 APS/IIT XAFS Summer School was successfully held July 7-12, 2019. The school takes place annually at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s main campus in Chicago, Illinois, and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
With the right tools, scientists can have Superman-like X-ray vision that reveals hidden features buried within objects — but it’s highly complicated. The Advanced Photon Source gives scientists access to highly penetrating X-rays that can illuminate — at the atomic level — materials contained deep within other structures.
Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) STAR Team for the years 2019-2021 based upon experiments conducted at the Advanced Photon Source and at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source at Cornell University.
It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of our colleague, Dr. Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, long-time Associate Director of the Northeastern Collaborative Access Team.
Ashley Weiland, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, will have the opportunity to use x-rays to study such crystal growth as it unfolds — without having to open the oven.
The goal of replenishing and strengthening the management team of the Argonne X-ray Science Division in the Advanced Photon Source has been achieved with the appointment of Dean Haeffner as Associate Division Director for Beamline Development, and Alec Sandy as Associate Division Director for Beamline Technologies.
Mikhail Solovyev, who is working toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark, will be spending the next year at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory working on a first-of-its-kind analysis that may help develop the next generation of materials used for energy production and storage.
Light filters through large windows at Claire Zurkowski’s apartment, where she sits at her loom, weaving bright yellow-orange thread into a rug already filled with the colors of the rainbow. Her works are inspired by the refraction patterns of the crystals she studies as a graduate student in geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago.
The report on the “Workshop on Biological Science Opportunities Provided by the APS Upgrade” held at Argonne on August 20-21, 2018, is now available.