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High-brilliance synchrotron radiation research
Young, Linda Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
- High-resolution spectroscopy
- X-ray microprobe
- Crystal structure determination
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The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois, is the premier source of hard x-ray radiation in the United States. Along with its sister facilities, the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) in France and the Spring-8 (Super Photon Ring 8-GeV) in Japan, it is a third-generation photon source providing hard x-ray radiation (roughly at energies from 3 to 300 keV) of unprecedented brilliance and energy range. Researchers apply these x-ray beams to probe the structure and composition of matter in a wide variety of disciplines: materials science; biological science; environmental science; chemistry; geoscience; agricultural science; and atomic, molecular, and optical physics. See also: Diamond
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