Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session Q33: Focus Session: X-ray and Neutron Instruments and Measurement Science
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sponsoring Unit: GIMS
Chair: Albert Macrander, Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.Q33.1
Abstract: Q33.00001 : Science Enabled by the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade*
11:15 AM–11:51 AM
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G. Brian Stephenson
(Argonne National Laboratory)
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory is embarking on a major Upgrade that will significantly enhance capabilities for research using high brilliance, high energy synchrotron x-ray beams. The APS is a DOE Office of Science user facility that provides access to x-ray scattering, spectroscopy, and imaging instruments through an open, peer-reviewed proposal process. Currently 64 simultaneously operating beamlines are used by more than 4000 researchers each year across the full range of science and technology fields. The APS Upgrade project will provide major improvements to the x-ray sources as well as more than a dozen new or upgraded beamlines. Key areas of emphasis are using penetrating, high energy x-rays for atomic-scale studies of real materials in real time under real conditions, imaging of hierarchical structures on length scales from millimeters to nanometers, and ultrafast studies of chemical and physical processes on time scales down to picoseconds. I will illustrate the science enabled by the APS Upgrade using examples such as developing synthesis of new materials with outstanding properties and probing picosecond dynamics in energy conversion systems.
*Work supported by the Dept. of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.
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