X-ray scattering & detection

High-pressure imaging breakthrough a boon for nanotechnologyApril 9, 2013

The study of nanoscale material just got much easier, and the design of nanoscale technology could get much more efficient, thanks to an advance in X-ray analysis.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little AtomNovember 2, 2012

By using extremely short bursts of intense X-rays, a team of researchers from Argonne, McGill University, Boston University, DESY and LCLS is able to investigate the “speckle” patterns that are generated when a coherent X-ray beam of light interacts with a material, especially liquids.

A clearer look at how iron reacts in the environmentSeptember 6, 2012

Using ultrafast X-rays, scientists for the first time have watched how quickly electrons hop their way through rust nanoparticles.

Dow POWERHOUSE solar shingles reinvent the roofSeptember 3, 2012

Research at the Advanced Photon Source played a significant role in the development of Dow POWERHOUSE™ roofing shingles, which incorporate a photovoltaic system in the roofing material that provides power for the house.

Magnetic modes in Sr2IrO4 hint at exotic superconductivityAugust 27, 2012

Researchers from Argonne’s Materials Science Division and the Advanced Photon Source used resonant inelastic x-ray scattering to reveal novel magnetic excitations in single crystals of the 5d transition metal oxide Sr2IrO4.

Untangling the mysteries of spider silkMay 2, 2012

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.