Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

XSD Strategic Plans

X-ray Science Division Strategic Plan

XSD Strategic Plan The X-ray Science Division (XSD) Strategic Plan reflects the mission “to enable APS users to perform world class research using x-rays." This plan provides a set of objectives that address the challenges that XSD faces to achieve this mission now, during the next five years and beyond.  The plan is revised yearly with the current document being found  here

X-ray Science Technologies Strategic Plan
XSD-XST Strategic PlanThe X-ray Science Technologies Section within XSD develops the technical infrastructure in optics, detectors, controls, engineering, and data analysis/management necessary to enable cutting edge research on APS beamlines.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to Patricia Fernandez.
APS Scientific Computing Strategy
ComputingAPS Scientific Computing Strategy evaluates the computational needs for x-ray science within the APS, their anticipated growth, and how to best apportion resources, with a focus on activities within the XSD Scientific Software and Data Management (SDM) and Computational X-ray Science (CXS) groups.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to either Brian Toby or Nicholas Schwarz.
X-ray Science Technologies Groups Strategic Plans
     Computational X-ray Science Group Strategy
Computational X-ray ScienceThe XSD - Computational X-ray Science (CXS) strategy describes the support and R&D plans for the CXS group, in the context of APS operations and the planned APS Upgrade.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to  Brian Toby.
     Scientific Software and Data Management Group Strategy

Scientific SoftwareThe XSD Scientific Software and Data Management (SDM) Group strategy describes the support and R&D plans for the group, in the context of APS operations and the planned APS Upgrade.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to  Nicholas Schwarz.

     Detector Strategy

DetectorsThe XSD Detectors Group strategy describes the support and R&D plans for the group, in the context of APS operations and the planned APS Upgrade.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to  Nino Miceli.

     Optics Strategy

OpticsThe strategy for the XSD Optics Group is driven by the stringent optical requirements of the APS Upgrade and by an emphasis on maintaining world-class metrology and fabrication facilities.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to  Lahsen Assoufid.

  Beamline Instrumentation Strategy

Beamline InstrumentationThe XSD Beamline Instrumentation Group provides mechanical engineering technical support to XSD beamlines.  The group's strategy reflects the priorities of the XSD Strategic Plan and of the planned APS Upgrade.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to Mike Fisher.

  Beamline Controls Strategy

Beamline ControlsThe XSD Beamline Controls group develops software and electronics hardware for XSD beamlines, serving the common needs of APS researchers.  The group strategy is aligned with the XSD Strategic Plan and with the upcoming APS Upgrade.  The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.  Comments for future revisions should be directed to Pete Jemian.

  Nanopositioning Support Lab

Nanopositioning techniques present an important capability to support the state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation instrumentation for the APS operations. To facilitate the development of nanopositioning techniques, the APS has equipped laboratories for nanopositioning devices assembly and characterization. The APS nanopositioning support lab is located on the first floor of Building 401. The plan is revised periodically with the current version found here.