Kathy Harkay was there at the start of the APS, working to determine the limits of what the machine could do. Now she’s working on upgrading the facility, and is looking forward to test-driving the new APS.
Kasa and his colleagues are designing and building superconducting magnets for the upgraded Advanced Photon Source. They operate at far below freezing temperatures and help create world-leading levels of brightness for X-rays.
The promising field of spintronics seeks to manipulate electron spin to make a new breed of small and low-power electronic devices. A recent study used Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to bring the widespread use of spintronics closer to reality.