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November 27th, 2004

Research opportunities expand at nation's premier X-ray facility

Abstract:
The Advanced Photon Source (APS), located at Argonne National Laboratory and the premier hard X-ray research facility in the nation, each year hosts thousands of experimenters who carry out research that impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Now, the outlook for this essential U.S. Department of Energy(DOE)-funded program is even brighter as changes in the way scientists access the APS are significantly increasing opportunities for experimentation.

Nanotechnology is expected to open new possibilities in areas as diverse as superconductivity, computer memory media, electrical and thermal transmission, micro-switching devices and highly sensitive free-radical detectors. The nanoprobe beamline will combine fluorescence, diffraction and transmission imaging at a spatial resolution of 30 nanometers or better. The X-ray beam will probe samples under in situ conditions and provide information about the internal structure of nanomaterials.

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