Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS/User News

April 2017

Stephen Streiffer

Director's Corner

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.

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Stuart Henderson

APS Upgrade News

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.

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The CNM staff.

CNM Asks: "Would You Like Some Nano With That?"

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.

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A Brief Look at FY16 APS User Survey Results

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.

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The 2017 APS/CNM Users Meeting

Registration for the 2017 APS/CNM Users Meeting is open! Please note that the late-registration rate begins on April 22.

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2017 National School on Neutron & X-ray Scattering

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.

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Fig. 1 – Pictorial diagram of storage options available at the APS and their logical connections. A 250 TB data storage system located at the APS serves short-term needs. The Extrepid system housed in a CELS data center in Building 369 provides 1.5 PB of storage space for the APS. Data management tools are currently deployed at many APS beamlines that automate the transfer, organization, and distribution of data one these storage systems. APS users and collaborators can access data using Globus Online.

New Data Management Capabilities at the APS

Successful management of big data is of particular importance to the current and future scientific productivity of the APS.

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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 Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory.)

For First Time, X-ray Imaging Captures Material Defect Process

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.

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Components of the APS-related portion of the Field Museum exhibit “Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life.”

APS Research on Fossils Part of New Field Museum Exhibit

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.

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The Advanced Photon Source...

... is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory.

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Deming Shu

Deming Shu (XSD) is Co-winner of a 2016 R&D 100 Award

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.

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Left: Harry F. Noller  Right: Stephen J. Elledge

Two Advanced Photon Source Users Named 'Breakthrough Prize' Winners

Two users of the APS were named “Breakthrough Prize” winners in life sciences.

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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)

Kim, Lindberg of Argonne, SLAC’s Huang Co-author Free-Electron Laser Textbook

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."

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The U.S. Department of Commerce silver medal.

NIST Users of APS USAXS Instrument Receive DOC 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.

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