Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

2016

07.15.2016
What are the underlying causes for an unusual increase in pulmonary disease in U.S. soldiers returning from military service in the Middle East?
07.15.2016
Andy Stevens (FMS) and one of the new 9,000-gallon LN2 tanks. Click image to enlarge.
The upgrade of APS liquid nitrogen distribution system (LNDS) is almost complete, making it more robust than it has ever been and further improving the availability of x-rays to APS users.
07.15.2016
Ling Li, Harvard University
The 2016 APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award went to APS user Ling Li (Harvard U.) for developing a fundamental understanding of the design of biological materials.
07.15.2016
Neuqua Valley High School students at the APS. (Photo by Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory) Click image to enlarge.
The experimental facilities of a typical high school physics classroom don't usually include a synchrotron.
07.15.2016
Haidan Wen
Haidan Wen of the APS received a DOE Early Career Award, which bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years.
07.15.2016
Stuart Henderson
It’s hard to believe that this year is already half over. The past six months have seen a whirlwind of activity and accomplishment here at the APS Upgrade Project.
07.15.2016
Tobin Marks
APS user Tobin J. Marks (Northwestern U.) was selected as the 2017 winner of the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor.
07.15.2016
What are user agreements? How do they affect users? What are the differences between the types of agreements? How are agreements administered? This information will help answer those questions.
07.15.2016
The Argonne Guest House
The Argonne Guest House will be closed beginning on August 29, 2016; the Restaurant will close beginning on August 30. Both will reopen on September 5, 2016.
07.15.2016
In order to document consistent start and end dates for all users, an important programming effort impacts several aspects of a user’s experience, including site access.
07.15.2016
An internal review of first-generation personnel safety systems at the APS resulted in an upgrade path for the 44 beamlines utilizing the generation 1 systems.
07.15.2016
Researchers Determine Key Zika Virus Structure
A new study by researchers using the APS reveals the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus thought to be involved in the virus's reproduction and with the immune system.
07.15.2016
Here are four easy ways to reduce the likelihood that you will have a serious slip, trip, or fall.
07.15.2016
Stephen Streiffer,  Director, Advanced Photon Source, Associate Laboratory Director, Photon Sciences.
These Director’s Corners are usually an opportunity to share good news (and there is plenty of that; see Stuart Henderson’s APS Upgrade report for news on BESAC prioritization of the Upgrade). But this time I would like to concentrate on safety, because nothing – nothing – is more important than the safety of our users, resident users, and staff.
07.15.2016
Since the construction of the 2-ID beamline, the µ-XRD community has been very productive and has made significant technical and scientific contributions at 2-ID.
07.15.2016
May 11, 1995, representatives from PNC-CAT including PNC-CAT Director Edward Stern, met with David Moncton, Associate Laboratory Director for the APS, to formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding, becoming the 11th APS CAT to do so. From left in the pho
Edward A. Stern, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, and founding Director of the Pacific Northwest Consortium Collaborative Access Team at Sector 20 of the APS, passed away on May 17, 2016.
07.15.2016
With the selection of nine exceptional beamline proposals, announced on July 20, the APS Upgrade Project has taken an important step toward our goal of making the Advanced Photon Source the most technologically advanced and productive hard x-ray lightsource the world has ever seen.
07.15.2016
Argonne Distinguished Fellows represent only three percent of research staff at the facility, making the award the highest scientific and engineering rank at the laboratory.
07.15.2016
Fig. 1. RSMap3D user interface. Top: Interactive view of the full scan space imported from acquisition data given in the dialog to the right. Via the interface users select scan geometry and image files, and instrument configuration settings. Bottom: View
The impressive variety of world-leading techniques performed at the APS coupled with the facility’s diverse user-base naturally leads to a demand for a variety of different software tools.
07.15.2016
The University of Wisconsin-Madison was fined $56,000 after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered hazardous materials in a student researcher’s checked luggage.