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

Beamline 29-ID

Taking Lessons from a Sea Slug, Study Points to Better Hardware for Artificial Intelligence: A new study by researchers who carried out experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has found that a material can mimic the sea slug’s most essential intelligence features. The discovery is a step toward building hardware that could help make AI more efficient and reliable for technology ranging from self-driving cars and surgical robots to social media algorithms.
29-ID-C,D, 33-ID-D,E
Understanding SrTiO3’s Dual Role as an Insulator and Conductor: Researchers used the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source to perform a variety of studies using an array of synchrotron analytical techniques on thin films of strontium titanate, both during and after synthesis, solving long-held mysteries that could lead to new ways to harness its strange properties.
29-ID-C,D, 33-ID-D,E
Fanny Rodolakis of the Advanced Photon Source was a big hit with the Lowell Elementary (IL) fifth graders when she spoke to them virtually about science under the auspices of the Argonne National Laboratory STEM Chat program sponsored by Argonne Education and Outreach.
Researchers used XAS measurement at 29-ID to study a new material developed by scientists from three different disciplines. This material can sense glutamate in the brain, and it may lead to new tools to combat neurological disorders. It could also provide the next big steps toward brain-machine interfaces.
An ultra-high vacuum, non-magnetic kappa geometry diffractometer has been designed by the Nanopositioning Group and is being commissioned for the resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSXS) branch of the Intermediate Energy X-ray (IEX) beamline 29-ID at the Advanced Photon Source (APS).
Researchers working to create next-generation electronic systems and to understand the fundamental properties of magnetism and electronics to tackle grand challenges such as quantum computing have a new cutting-edge tool in their arsenal.


Getting Ready For Your Experiment

The Intermediate Energy X-Ray (IEX) beamline 29-ID is currently accepting general users. For more details regarding beamlime specifications and performances visit: 

This beamline operates at energies between 250 and 2200 eV using the first harmonic, and up to 3000 eV with limited flux using the 3rd harmonic (e.g. for in-situ sample alignment). It focuses on:

IEX is part of the Magnetic Materials Group in the X-ray Science Division of the Advanced Photon Source.


Beamline Phone (630)252-2601    
Jessica McChesney    (630)252-7107 ARPES
John Freeland       (630)252-9614     RSXS, XMCD