Dr. Peter Eng with help from Mike Proskey and Dr. Joanne Stubbs, developed an efficient system of disinfecting N95 masks in large quantities. This system will be invaluable for hospitals, factories, schools and offices as America re-opens during the current health crisis.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Argonne explores its early lunar research as it anticipates studies at the Advanced Photon Source of pristine moon rocks from the final lunar landing missions.
Update on status and plans at GSECARS, August 25, 2020
Please note the following information:
Current APS guidance for the 2021-1 run mandates that external users will not be allowed on-site. Based on this current policy, GSECARS is only scheduling users for 2021-1 that can mail-in samples, with partial or full remote access to control selected beamline computers to perform experiments in-close collaboration with GSECARS beamline staff.
Users that wish to have remote computer access to run their experiments at GSECARS will be considered “Remote Users” and noted so on their ESAF. “Remote Users” are still required to have all their APS safety training up to date for ESAF approval, ANL site access must be current and an approved 593 in place for foreign nationals.
Contacting beamline staff prior to your experiment is required. This can be arranged either via email, phone, or online (Zoom or Bluejeans are preferred).
Samples should be sent to your primary beamline contact at least one week ahead of scheduled beamtime. Please send the shipment tracking number to your host. We recommend FedEx as the most reliable option for shipping samples.
Send samples to :
The University of Chicago
Building 434A, Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Lemont, IL 60439
GSECARS is a national user facility for frontier research in the earth sciences using synchrotron radiation at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.
GSECARS provides earth scientists with access to the high-brilliance hard x-rays from this third-generation synchrotron light source. All principal synchrotron-based analytical techniques in demand by earth scientists are being brought to bear on earth science problems:
High-pressure/high-temperature crystallography and spectroscopy using the diamond anvil cell
High-pressure/high-temperature crystallography and imaging using the large-volume press
Powder, single crystal and interface diffraction
Inelastic x-ray scattering
X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy
X-ray fluorescence microprobe analysis
- Apply for Beamtime
- APS User Portal
- Register as a General User
- Register as a Visitor to APS
- Experiment Safety Approval Form (ESAF)
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- APS Storage Ring Schedule
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- Argonne Guest House (AGH)
- Safety Training – Remote Access
- APS Publication Database
- High Pressure Tools
- DAC Users Informational Flyer
- BMC Users Informational Flyer
Experimental Evaluation of a New H2O-Independent Thermometer Based on Olivine-Melt Ni Partitioning at Crustal Pressure
Xiaofei Pu, Gordon M. Moore, Rebecca A. Lange, Jack P. Touran, Joel E. Gagnon; Experimental evaluation of a new H2O-independent thermometer based on olivine-melt Ni partitioning at crustal pressure. American Mineralogist 2021; 106 (2): 235–250.
Dominique Laniel, Jannes Binck, Bjoern Winkler, Sebastian Vogel, Timofey Fedotenko, Stella Chariton, Vitali Prakapenka, Victor Milman, Wolfgang Schnick, Leonid Dubrovinsky, Natalia Dubrovinskaia: Synthesis, crystal structure and structure–property relations of strontium orthocarbonate, Sr2CO4. Acta Crystallographica Section B 77, 131-137 (2021)
Albert L. Lipson, Bradley J. Ross, Jessica L. Durham, Donghao Liu, Michael LeResche, Timothy T. Fister, Lei Liu, Kitae Kim, “Stabilizing NMC 811 Li-Ion Battery Cathode through a Rapid Coprecipitation Process”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2021
Synthesis of Novel Phases in Si Nanowires Using Diamond AnvilCells at High Pressures and Temperatures
Larissa Q. Huston, Alois Lugstein, Guoyin Shen, David A. Cullen, Bianca Haberl, Jim S. Williams, and Jodie E. Bradby, Nano Letters Article ASAP, Synthesis of Novel Phases in Si Nanowires Using Diamond Anvil Cells at High Pressures and Temperatures,
Elasticity of a Pseudoproper Ferroelastic Transition from Stishovite to Post-Stishovite at High Pressure
Yanyao Zhang, Suyu Fu, Baoyun Wang, Jung-Fu Lin, “Elasticity of a Pseudoproper Ferroelastic Transition from Stishovite to Post-Stishovite at High Pressure”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 025701, DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.025701
Thermoelasticity and Stability of Natural Epidote at High Pressure and High Temperature: Implications for Water Transport During Cold Slab Subduction
Bo Li, Jingui Xu, Dongzhou Zhang, Zhilin Ye, Shijie Huang, Dawei Fan, Wenge Zhou, Hongsen Xie,
Thermoelasticity and stability of natural epidote at high pressure and high temperature: Implications for water transport during cold slab subduction, Geoscience Frontiers, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 921-928.
Camilla H. Kronbo, Francesca Menescardi, Davide Ceresoli, Martin Bremholm,
High pressure structure studies of three SrGeO3 polymorphs – Amorphization under pressure,
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 855, Part 1, 2021, 157419
Xiaoxiao Han, Jiyu Cai, Xin Wang, Yongqiang Liu, Hua Zhou, Xiangbo Meng, “Understanding effects of conductive additives in lithium-sulfur batteries,” Mater. Today Commun. 26, 101934 (2021)
Yang, H., Gleason, A.E., Tkachev, S.N., Chen, B., Jeanloz, R., Mao, W.L. (2021) Noble gas incorporation into silicate glasses: implications for planetary volatile storage. Geochem. Persp. Let. 17, 1–5.
Ni, P., Zhang, Y., Fiege, A. et al. Rapid reduction of basaltic glasses in piston-cylinder experiments: a XANES study. Contrib Mineral Petrol 176, 17 (2021).
Salke, Nilesh P. and Xia, Kang and Fu, Suyu and Zhang, Youjun and Greenberg, Eran and Prakapenka, Vitali B. and Liu, Jin and Sun, Jian and Lin, Jung-Fu, Tungsten Hexanitride with Single-Bonded Armchairlike Hexazine Structure at High Pressure, Phys. Rev. Lett.126, (6), 2021, 065702, DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.065702
Nitrosonium Nitrate (NO+NO3−) Structure Solution Using In Situ Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction in a Diamond Anvil Cell
Laniel, D., Winkler, B., Koemets, E., Fedotenko, T., Chariton, S., Milman, V., Glazyrin, K., Prakapenka, V., Dubrovinsky, L. & Dubrovinskaia, N., Nitro¬sonium nitrate (NO+NO3−) structure solution using in situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction in a diamond anvil cell, (2021). IUCrJ 8.
Latest Happenings at GSECARS
GSECARS Hosts Faculty and Students from Lockport Township High School Involved with the ESRP Program at APS
Their experiment “Comparative Chemical Analysis of Soil Contamination Using Hyperaccumulators” was run at 13 IDE with GSE beamline scientists Tony Lanzirotti and Matt Newville as hosts.
Virtual Tutorial on Crystal Truncation Rod Diffraction for Atomic-Scale Surface Structure Measurement
March 31, 2021: GeoSoilEnviroCARS, the University of Chicago, at the Advanced Photon Source invites you to attend a half-day online workshop.
Dr Stella Chariton, GSECARS, to host high pressure interest group: “Solving crystal structures from complex multigrain, multi-phase samples at extreme conditions”. Monday, Jan 25th, 2-3pm (CST)
Presentations will be given in virtual meeting format on the afternoons of Jan 18 and 19, 2021.
Congratulations to Mark Rivers for being elected as a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America!