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

2019

A planned $815 million upgrade will be a “scientific game-changer,” said Robert Hettel, director of the APS upgrade project.
Shashank Kaira’s research at the APS earned a competitive Acta Student Award for the impact of its results.
The Charles Hatchett Award is concerned with technical excellence and originality, and the social, economic and environmental advantages of any proposed application of niobium.
The grant will support the construction of a second beamline at the ChemMatCARS research facility.
The Argonne National Laboratory project will increase the brightness of the facility’s beamlines by two to three orders of magnitude. (Physics Today)
Dr. Ercan Alp of the X-ray Science Division has been selected as a recipient of an Argonne Distinguished Fellow award for 2019.
The workshop explored how imaging and microscopy experiments at the APS Upgrade will impact biological and environmental research, and opportunities for biological and environmental research.
It is with heavy heart we note the passing of Dr. Robert Kustom, founding member and past Acting Director of the Accelerator Systems Division and an integral part of accelerator achievements at Argonne.
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has given DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory approval in the next phase of the $815M upgrade of the Advanced Photon Source, a premier national research facility that equips scientists for discoveries that impact our technologies, economy, and national security.
Northwestern U. shark spine studies at the APS are in the news.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source was used to study shark vertebrae in an experiment that one Northwestern University researcher hopes will shed light on the functionality of human bone and cartilage.
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.
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.
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.