Argonne National Laboratory


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Better Pharmaceuticals Made Possible with Sound Wave Levitation

Argonne National Laboratory scientists using the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source have devised a way to combine pharmaceutical compounds to increase solubility, lessen required dose amount, reduce side effects, and remove the need for refrigeration.

December 9, 2016
Solving a hot problem with the Advanced Photon Source

Synchrotron X-ray techniques and the extreme brightness of Advanced Photon Source X-rays were employed by DuPont scientists using the DuPont-Northwestern-Dow Collaborative Access Team x-ray beamline at the Advanced Photon Source to characterize the metal oxide contents of candidate substitute catalysts, helping in the development of SUVA®, a reliable, proven, and safe hydrofluorocarbon alternative to chlorofluorocarbons.

December 9, 2016
Argonne helps GE make Durathon industrial battery to meet growing energy needs

A new long-life battery built to aid utility companies in meeting the growing energy demands created by electric vehicles and the integration of solar and wind power on the national power grid was developed with the help of high-energy X-rays.

December 9, 2016
High-brightness X-ray analysis can improve recovery of oil and natural gas

Argonne National Laboratory scientists working with industry at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) have developed new techniques to more accurately map out the global distribution of pore sizes and how that distribution changes across the reserve bed as pressure for extraction is applied.

December 9, 2016
Advanced Photon Source: Lighting the way to a better tomorrow

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) gives scientists access to high-energy, high-brightness, highly penetrating X-ray beams that are ideal for studying the arrangements of molecules and atoms, probing the interfaces where materials meet, determining the interdependent form and function of biological proteins, and watching chemical processes that happen on the nanoscale.

December 9, 2016
Leading AIDS drug has roots in the Advanced Photon Source

One of the most successful drugs used to stop the progression of the HIV virus into AIDs got its start at the Advanced Photon Source X-ray facility at Argonne National Laboratory.

December 9, 2016
X-ray light sources help drug that halts skin cancer progression

To design the drug Zelboraf, which can halt the progression of malignant and inoperable skin cancer, scientists used very bright X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

December 9, 2016
Advanced Photon Source technology removes barrier to drug design

The advent of the first micro X-ray beam for structural biology at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory enabled the research that earned the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

December 9, 2016
Center for Transportation Research: The Road to Mobility Innovation Starts Here

Outstanding engineering expertise, superior facilities and unique tools make Argonne National Laboratory one of the nation’s premier destinations for transportation research.

November 3, 2016
Dynamic Aperture

Dynamic Aperture is an array of dynamically-actuated fingers for real-time control of thin film deposition.

October 14, 2016