Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Argonne National Laboratory will be taking over the operations management role for the High-Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HP-CAT), at Sector 16 of the APS currently filled by the Carnegie Institution for Science, effective later this month. The sponsor will continue to be the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using x-rays at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said.
Three Argonne National Laboratory researchers, including one from the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Photon Source, have earned the DOE’s 2018 Early Career Research Program awards.
The deadline for APS proposals and beam-time requests for cycle 2018-3 is Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 PM Chicago time.
The APS hosted the June 2018 EPICS Collaboration Meeting, an international conference of users and developers of the EPICS Control System software tool-kit.
As the APS Upgrade Project (APS-U) moves forward, we want to reach out even further to scientific communities and leaders in order to involve them with beamline upgrade projects, and motivate them to prepare for more challenging experiments. Hence, the APS-U will organize a series of scientific workshops in 2018-2020.
The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience and nanotechnology research. The CNM provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for design, synthesis, characterization, and theory and modeling in order to significantly advance the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanoscale systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain.
Yang Ren, a physicist with the X-ray Science Divisio at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, joins eight colleagues and co-authors as winners of the American Iron and Steel Institute “2018 Institute Medal” for their paper “Deformation Mode and Strain Path Dependence of Martensite Phase Transformation in a Medium Manganese TRIP Steel.”
The 2018 Gopal K. Shenoy Excellence in Beamline Science Award was awarded on May 7th, 2018, to Hua Zhou, a physicist in the Surface Scattering and Microdiffraction Group of X-Ray Sciences Division at the Advanced Photon Source.
The paper “‘Real-time monitoring of laser powder bed fusion process using high-speed X-ray imaging and diffraction” (Cang Zhao et al., Sci. Rep. 7, 3602-1-3602-11 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03761-2) received 1079 article views in 2017, placing it as one of the top 25 highly read papers (out of more than 4500 materials science papers) for "Scientific Reports" in 2017.
The APS Users Organization (APSUO) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award is Joshua Riback, a graduate student in the Biophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. Riback was recognized for his work using small-angle X-ray scattering techniques (SAXS) at the APS to study biophysical interactions.
Center for Nanoscale Materials Director Supratik Guha has been named Senior Science Advisor for the Director of Argonne National Laboratory.
Joe Arko was with the APS from its very first days. He worked in the Experimental Facilities Division and was one of most important contributors to the success of the APS undulator program and the first microfocusing beamline.
The Argonne Guest House will be closed beginning Monday, December 18, 2017, and will re-open Monday, February 5, 2018, due to building maintenance.
Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, a U.S. Department of Energy, held a successful 10th Anniversary Symposium on October 27, 2017.
Robert O. Hettel has been appointed director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at Argonne National Laboratory. He will join Argonne in November 2017. Hettel, a veteran accelerator designer and expert on storage ring light sources, comes to Argonne from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory that includes the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. In his new role, Hettel will oversee the planning, construction and implementation of the Upgrade of Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. This $770 million project will create the world’s ultimate three-dimensional microscope and enable researchers to view and manipulate matter at the atomic level to solve complex science problems across multiple disciplines.
Under conventional magnification, the crystals Aaron Robart grows in his West Virginia University (WVU) lab may look like simple rock salt, but by bombarding them with x-rays, he and his research team can build computational models that reveal the molecules within. On August 22, Robart, assistant professor of biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine, used the powerful Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago to zap three types of life-sustaining crystals with x-rays, revealing molecular structures that resemble tangles of corkscrew pasta or patterns of daisies. And he did it without leaving Morgantown, West Virginia.
The first Jan Evetts Award for the best paper by a young researcher published in the journal Superconductor Science and Technology has been awarded to Ibrahim Kesgin of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s (DOE-SC’s) Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. First-author Kesgin’s paper is entitled, “High-temperature superconducting undulator magnets.” His co-authors are Matthew Kasa and Yury Ivanyushenkov, all of the Accelerator Systems Division of the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, and Ulrich Welp of the Argonne Materials Science Division.
The Next Advanced Photon Source proposal deadline is 11:59 pm, October 27, 2017.