Advanced Photon Source News

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is a national synchrotron-radiation light source facility located at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the APS is one of the world’s most powerful sources of X-rays, which are generated by accelerating electrons to high speeds and directing them around a circular storage ring. This process produces extremely bright, focused beams of X-rays that can be used to study the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular levels. Researchers from around the world use the APS to conduct experiments in fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science, contributing to advancements in understanding materials for energy production, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and much more. The facility plays a critical role in innovative research, aiding in the development of new materials and the exploration of the fundamental properties of existing ones.