Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

2017

12.08.2017
Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, a U.S. Department of Energy, held a successful 10th Anniversary Symposium on October 27, 2017.
12.08.2017
The Argonne Guest House will be closed beginning Monday, December 18, 2017, and will re-open Monday, February 5, 2018, due to building maintenance.
09.28.2017
Robert O. Hettel has been appointed director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at Argonne National Laboratory. He will join Argonne in November 2017. Hettel, a veteran accelerator designer and expert on storage ring light sources, comes to Argonne from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory that includes the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. In his new role, Hettel will oversee the planning, construction and implementation of the Upgrade of Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility. This $770 million project will create the world’s ultimate three-dimensional microscope and enable researchers to view and manipulate matter at the atomic level to solve complex science problems across multiple disciplines.
09.27.2017
Under conventional magnification, the crystals Aaron Robart grows in his West Virginia University (WVU) lab may look like simple rock salt, but by bombarding them with x-rays, he and his research team can build computational models that reveal the molecules within. On August 22, Robart, assistant professor of biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine, used the powerful Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago to zap three types of life-sustaining crystals with x-rays, revealing molecular structures that resemble tangles of corkscrew pasta or patterns of daisies. And he did it without leaving Morgantown, West Virginia.
09.27.2017
The first Jan Evetts Award for the best paper by a young researcher published in the journal Superconductor Science and Technology has been awarded to Ibrahim Kesgin of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s (DOE-SC’s) Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. First-author Kesgin’s paper is entitled, “High-temperature superconducting undulator magnets.” His co-authors are Matthew Kasa and Yury Ivanyushenkov, all of the Accelerator Systems Division of the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, and Ulrich Welp of the Argonne Materials Science Division.
09.26.2017
Argonne National Laboratory has recently implemented an access policy (LMS-POL-59) for minors (defined as anyone under the age of 18) coming to the Lab for research-focused visits, educational and outreach programs, tours, and personal visits. The Advanced Photon Source (APS) would like to make the user community aware of some general requirements and guidelines for common types of visits by minors here at the facility.
09.26.2017
The Next Advanced Photon Source proposal deadline is 11:59 pm, October 27, 2017.
09.25.2017
The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience & nanotechnology research. The CNM provides external users with access to a broad range of capabilities for design, synthesis, characterization, and theory & modeling in order to significantly advance the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanoscale systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain. Deadline for submission: October 27, 2017
09.25.2017
Printed copies of “APS Science 2016” are now available.
06.02.2017
John M. Byrd accepted the position of Advanced Photon Source Accelerator Systems Division Director in the Argonne Photon Sciences Directorate, effective July 3, 2017.
04.07.2017
Stuart Henderson
Spring is always a busy time at Argonne and the Advanced Photon Source, with various reviews, and this season has been especially jam-packed at the APS Upgrade (APS-U).
04.07.2017
The CNM staff.
Access to Center for Nanoscale Materials capabilities is free for non-proprietary work. Fully one-third of CNM’s users have taken advantage of at least one APS beamline.
04.07.2017
At the end of every fiscal year, the APS User Office sends a questionnaire and survey to those that have used the APS in the past year.
04.07.2017
Argonne researchers are the first to capture the formation of nanomaterial defects in near-real time. Their work will help other researchers model the behavior of materials, a step that is key to engineering stronger, more reliable materials. (Image by Ma
Researchers at the APS have discovered a new approach to detail the formation of these material changes at the atomic scale and in near-real time.
04.07.2017
Components of the APS-related portion of the Field Museum exhibit “Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life.”
Results from research on the Tully monster and amber pieces carried out at the APS are featured in a new exhibit in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.
04.07.2017
Deming Shu
Deming Shu (XSD-ADM) was one of the recipients of a 2016 R&D 100 Award for development of the Hard X-Ray Scanning Microscope with Multilayer Laue Lens Nanofocusing Optics.
04.07.2017
Left: Harry F. Noller  Right: Stephen J. Elledge
Two users of the APS were named “Breakthrough Prize” winners in life sciences.
04.07.2017
Co-authors Kwang-Je Kim (front row, center) and Ryan Lindberg (front row, second from right), APS, and Zhirong Huang (SLAC, front row, far right) are pictured with students of the 2016 U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). (Photo: Irina Novitski/USPAS
Kwang-Je Kim and Ryan Lindberg, and Zhirong Huang of SLAC are co-authors of a new textbook, "Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers: Principles of Coherent X-Ray Generation."
04.07.2017
The U.S. Department of Commerce silver medal.
NIST scientists recognized for their groundbreaking work on microstructure and dynamics in materials over many length scales under real-world conditions used the USAXS instrument at the APS.
04.07.2017
Stephen Streiffer,  Director, Advanced Photon Source, Associate Laboratory Director, Photon Sciences.
Immediately below this Director’s Corner is where you normally find the latest word on our proposed APS Upgrade. This edition of “APS Upgrade News” is bittersweet for us because it marks APS-U Project Director Stuart Henderson’s farewell.