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The high-energy X-ray diffraction measurements of a Chinese wine vessel (Shang Dynasty 14-13 century BCE) are explained to other members of the Northwestern/Art Institute/Argonne collaboration.
Bright light on ancient materials

Art and science collaborate to explore the past with X-rays at Argonne National Laboratory

March 30, 2007
Six Argonne scientists elected American Physical Society fellows

The American Physical Society has recently announced new fellows for 2007, and six Argonne scientists have been elected.

January 22, 2008
The liquid breakup of a high-density stream from a fuel injector can easily be seen using an X-ray technique developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The technique could lead to better and cleaner fuel injectors.
New X-ray technique may lead to better, cleaner fuel injectors for automobiles

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a technique to peer through high-speed dense liquids using high-energy X-rays from Argonne's Advanced Photon Source.

February 19, 2008
Argonne chemist Richard Rosenberg examines source material for an experiment to induce chirality into pre-biological systems at the Advanced Photon Source. Rosenberg used X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to measure the secondary electron induced photolysis reaction rate of a model chiral compound adsorbed on a magnetic substrate. He found that changing the magnetization direction in relation to the high-intensity X-ray beam created an excess of one chirality over another.
Argonne scientists discover possible mechanism for creating 'handedness' in biological molecules


November 28, 2008
Antonino Miceli, an Argonne physicist, has been awarded one of the Department of Energy's Early Career Research Grants.
Argonne scientist awarded $2.5 million for Early Career Research Program

Physicist Antonino Miceli of Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded $2.5 million over the next five years as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.

January 22, 2010
Argonne scientist Karena Chapman examines the diamond anvil pressure cell at the Advanced Photon Source.
New research could lead to practical uses for metal-organic frameworks

ARGONNE, Ill. – Scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National laboratory are putting the pressure on metal-organic frameworks (MOF).

September 24, 2010
Argonne scientists John Carpenter, above, and Walter Henning, below, were inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Two Argonne scientists inducted into AAAS

Two Argonne scientists have been inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science as part of its newest class of fellows.

January 1, 2011
Physicist Efim Gluskin, elected a fellow of AAAS, is currently the Magnetic Devices Group Leader in the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division.
Accelerator scientist Gluskin elected AAAS Fellow

Argonne physicist Efim Gluskin has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

December 6, 2011
A Nephila clavipes female spider in the center of her web.  The radial strands and scaffolding of her web is composed of major and minor ampullate spider silk fibers.  Commonly referred to as dragline silk, this substance was imaged at the nanoscale at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source. Image by Jeff Yarger.
Untangling the mysteries of spider silk

Spiders weave a web even more tangled than originally thought – at least on the nanoscale level, according to a new study performed at Argonne National Laboratory.

May 2, 2012
Tao Sun and Jin Wang, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, use the Advanced Photon Source to design and test a new technique for X-ray detection that for the first time allows 3-D reconstructions of surface material with high-resolution.
Nano, photonic research gets boost from new 3-D visualization technology

For the first time, X-ray scientists have combined high-resolution imaging with 3-D viewing of the surface layer of material using X-ray vision in a way that does not damage the sample.

August 29, 2012