Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

04.07.2017
The cover of the latest Argonne Now featuring the APS.
Read "All-nighters for Science," an account of an overnight shift during a recent user-beam run at the APS.
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
The 2017 National School on Neutron & X-ray Scattering will be held on August 5-August 19, 2017, at the APS and the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor.
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.
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
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
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
The University of Wisconsin-Madison was fined $56,000 after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered hazardous materials in a student researcher’s checked luggage.
07.15.2016
John Connolly, Director of the APS Engineering Support Division.
John P. Connolly joined the Argonne Photon Sciences Directorate as Division Director of the APS Engineering Support (AES) Division as of March 14, 2016.
07.15.2016
Kirsten Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with the European Powder Diffraction Conference Award for Young Scientists.
APS user Kirsten Jensen (U. Copenhagen) given the European Powder Diffraction Conference Award for Young Scientists.
07.15.2016
Sasha Zholents,  Director of the Accelerator Systems Division.
After six years of service as Director of the Accelerator Systems Division at the APS, Sasha Zholents has asked to transition from his management role to a full-time research role.
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.