Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility


Katherine Harkay of the Accelerator Systems Division has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society for “significant contributions to the understanding of the physics of electron cloud effects and the experimental investigation and understanding of collective effects, as well as for playing leading roles in development of photocathodes and superconducting undulator technology."
Peter Chupas of the Advanced Photon Source has been named one of the Chicago “40 Under 40: 2013” by Crain’s Chicago Business.
Ali Khounsary of the APS Engineering Support Division has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
The inaugural Award for Excellence in Beamline Science at the Advanced Photon Source was presented to Argonne Physicist Jan Ilavsky of the Advanced Photon Source.
The 2013 U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology has been awarded to Argonne Distinguished Fellow Kwang-Je Kim of the Advanced Photon Source.
A diffraction pattern obtained using x-rays from the new Advanced Photon Source superconducting undulator is the cover image of Nature Materials, August 2013, Volume 12.
Linda Young, Director of the Argonne X-ray Science Division at the Advanced Photon Source has been appointed an Associate Editor of “Structural Dynamics,” a new journal aimed for the community of scientists working on the development, implementation, and use of new tools for the determination of static and time-evolving structures.
From the Chicago Tribune: Argonne, Smithsonian collaboration looks for breakthrough science in earliest photos.
From Sciencecodex: A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels, thanks in large part to research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source.
From ScienceBlog: An international collaboration of scientists utilizing the bright x-ray beams from the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has discovered a unique crystalizing behavior at the interface between two immiscible liquids that could aid in sustainable energy development.
From R&D Magazine online: An international team of scientists using a new x-ray method at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source recorded the internal structure and cell movement inside a living frog embryo in greater detail than ever before.
The Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source and the APS Users Organization announced that the 2013 Arthur H. Compton Award will be presented jointly to David E. Moncton, John N. Galayda, Michael Borland, and Louis Emery. The award recognizes the recipients' visionary leadership and technical ingenuity in introducing "top-up" operation to the synchrotron radiation community.
Argonne physicist Michael Borland of the Advanced Photon Source has been awarded the Asian Committee for Future Accelerators ACFA-IPAC ’13 Prize for recent, significant contribution to the field of accelerator science.
President Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Argonne Senior Physicist Robert Von Dreele has been awarded the prestigious Hanawalt Award by the International Centre for Diffraction Data.
Thanks to new research by an international team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, physicists have developed new methods for controlling magnetic order in a particular class of materials known as "magnetoelectrics." Published on line by Laboratory Equipment from an Argonne press release.