X-ray scattering & detection

New optics technology opens door to high-resolution atomic-level hard X-ray studiesJune 8, 2015

An international collaboration involving two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories has demonstrated a way to reach dramatically smaller focal sizes for hard X-rays, opening the door to research with hard X-rays at atomic-scale.

Beetlejuice! Secrets of beetle sprays unlocked at the Advanced Photon SourceMay 1, 2015

Researchers using the Advanced Photon Source have gotten the first-ever look inside the living beetle as it sprays. The results are published today in Science.

Powerful new technique simultaneously determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup, topographyDecember 2, 2014

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom.

X-rays unlock a protein’s SWEET sideSeptember 12, 2014

Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike. Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables farmers are able to grow. Stanford University researchers have recently uncovered one of these “pathways” into the cell by piecing together proteins slightly wider than the diameter of a strand of spider silk.