Argonne’s Aurora supercomputer and upgraded Advanced Photon Source will be powerful tools for discovery. Together, they’ll form a scientific supermerger: The combined data collection and computing power will advance discovery time and unlock new science.
As part of a massive upgrade to the Advanced Photon Source (APS), scientists studying the “chemical map” of samples will have better proximity to colleagues, improved research tools and state-of-the-art facilities.
Prototypes of new superconducting magnets for the upgraded Advanced Photon Source were successfully lowered to their operating temperatures, far below freezing. These new magnets will help the APS generate more powerful X-rays more efficiently.
From chemistry to materials science to COVID-19 research, the APS is one of the most productive X-ray light sources in the world. An upgrade will make it a global leader among the next generation of light sources, opening new frontiers in science.