Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Nanopositioning Support Lab

Mission

The mission of the Nanopositioning Support Lab is to provide engineering and technical support to enable world-class performance of nanopositioning instruments for APS operations and research.

This mission is accomplished by pursuing the following goals
  • Maintain a world-class nanopositioning instrument testing lab to support the APS Upgrade project and APS x-ray beamline operations and research.
  • Provide customized nanopositioning stages designed to enable XSD scientist’s state-of –the-art technologies that expand the impact of x-ray measurement techniques.
  • Provide leading-edge structural dynamics analysis based on experimental results in the nanometer scale, in support of APS x-ray beamline operations and the Upgrade project.
  • Pursue novel nanopositioning design, prototyping, and testing for the DOE Hard X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Oscillators project.
  • Pursue national and international collaborations in the nanopositioning research and development through Argonne Strategic Partnership Projects.