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

News Feed - APS/User News

How do electrons arrange themselves in potential superconductors? Research at the APS counts the ways.
The Advanced Photon Source community is mourning the loss of Mark Beno, who passed away suddenly at the age of 68 on August 24, 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 grant will support the construction of a second beamline at the ChemMatCARS research facility.
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 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.
Northwestern U. shark spine studies at the APS are in the news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.