Congratulations to Dr. Mark Rivers and Dr. Stephen Sutton as the recipients of the 2021 APSUO Arthur H. Compton Award. The award recognizes a significant scientific or technical accomplishment at the Advanced Photon Source.
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.
New Argonne Site Access Requirements Take Effect September 20, 2021
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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
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Liu, Y.; Dai, L.; Lai, X.; Zhu, F.; Zhang, D.; Hu, Y.; Tkachev, S.; Chen, B. Phase Transitions in Natural Vanadinite at High Pressures. Minerals 2021, 11, 1217.
Improving the reliability of Fe- and S-XANES measurements in silicate glasses: Correcting beam damage and identifying Fe-oxide nanolites in hydrous and anhydrous melt inclusions
llan H. Lerner, Michelle J. Muth, Paul J. Wallace, Antonio Lanzirotti, Matthew Newville, Glenn A. Gaetani, Proteek Chowdhury, Rajdeep Dasgupta,
Improving the reliability of Fe- and S-XANES measurements in silicate glasses: Correcting beam damage and identifying Fe-oxide nanolites in hydrous and anhydrous melt inclusions,
Chemical Geology, Volume 586, 2021, 120610,
Scientists used diamonds and a beam of brilliant X-rays to recreate the conditions deep inside planets, and found a new phase of water called “superionic ice.”
Boleaga, Y., Weisberg, M.K., Friedrich, J.M. and Ebel, D.S. (2021), The Pecora Escarpment (PCA) 91020 EL3 chondrite and deformation on the EL3 asteroid. Meteorit Planet Sci.
It’s called superionic ice, and until recently it had only been glimpsed for a fleeting moment. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, researchers managed to create the substance using the same high temperatures and pressures that can be found inside ice giants Uranus and Neptune.
Effect of Fluid Properties on Contact Angles in the Eagle Ford Shale Measured with Spontaneous Imbibition
GSE pub and sci highlight :Joanna McFarlane, Victoria H. DiStefano, Philip R. Bingham, Hassina Z. Bilheux, Michael C. Cheshire, Richard E. Hale, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Lindsay Kolbus, Jacob M. LaManna, Edmund Perfect, Mark Rivers, Louis J. Santodonato, and Lawrence M. Anovitz
Zhang, J.S., Irifune, T., Hao, M. et al. Grain size dependent high-pressure elastic properties of ultrafine micro/nanocrystalline grossular. Sci Rep 11, 22481 (2021).
Researchers thought the mineral was impossible to find on Earth’s surface. Within a diamond hauled from deep beneath Earth’s surface, scientists have discovered the first example of a never-before …
Plant species and plant neighbor identity affect associations between plant assimilated C inputs and soil pores
H. Zheng, A.K. Guber, Y. Kuzyakov, W. Zhang, A.N. Kravchenko,
Plant species and plant neighbor identity affect associations between plant assimilated C inputs and soil pores, Geoderma, Volume 407, 2022,
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Bykov, Maxim, Bykova, Elena, Pickard, Chris J. , Martinez-Canales, Miguel, Glazyrin, Konstantin, Smith, Jesse S. , Goncharov, Alexander F., Structural and vibrational properties of methane up to 71 GPa, Phys. Rev B., Vol 104, Iss 18, 184105, 2021, DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.104.184105, https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.184105
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Frustrated Antiferromagnet Jarosite Collapses under Pressure: Researchers using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source and National Synchrotron Light Source II investigating the pressure-temperature phase diagram of jarosite at pressures up to 121 GPa found that it’s antiferromagnetic magnetic order di
Using X-ray techniques, scientists will study tiny specks of asteroid 162173 Ryugu, collected by a Japanese space mission. Learning more about how this asteroid formed will further our understanding of the solar system, including Earth’s formation.
Carbonate-induced Melting in the Deep Upper Mantle: This research, carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source, will foster a better understanding of the role of carbon in the Earth’s geochemical and geophysical systems.