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.
Current APS guidance for the 2021-2 and 2021-3 runs mandate that external users are only allowed onsite with APS approval. An onsite user must have ANL site access approval, complete all APS required safety courses and complete the On-Site User Request Form (https://www.aps.anl.gov/form/on-site-user-request-form). After onsite approval is received, the ESAF for the experiment will be approved. 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 required to have approved ANL site access and must complete APS safety course ESH223
Contacting beamline staff prior to your experiment is required. This can be arranged either via email, phone, or online (Zoom or Bluejeans platforms 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 :
Beamline Contact, The University of Chicago, Building 434A, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Ave., Lemont, IL 60439
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
Future of COMPRES, GSECARS, and Synchrotron-Based Earth Science Research
Recently, NSF released a proposal solicitation for a new organization for management of synchrotron-based analytical capabilities for Earth and Environmental Sciences research and training. GSECARS is working with the larger Geoscience community to create a new and innovative organization in response to this call. More information about this effort can be found here.
- Apply for Beamtime
- APS User Portal
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- Register as a Visitor to APS
- Experiment Safety Approval Form (ESAF)
- End of Experiment Form (EEF)
- APS Storage Ring Schedule
- GSECARS Beamtime Schedule
- Argonne Guest House (AGH)
- Safety Training – Remote Access
- APS Publication Database
- APS Phone Application for Users
- High Pressure Tools
- DAC Users Informational Flyer
- BMC Users Informational Flyer
Influence of Micro- and Crystalline-Scale Properties on the Fracture of Silica Sand Particles Using 3D Finite-Element Analysis
Wadi H. Imseeh, and Khalid A. Alshibli, Influence of Micro- and Crystalline-Scale Properties on the Fracture of Silica Sand Particles Using 3D Finite-Element Analysis, International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 21, Issue 9
Xiao Zhang, Yu Wang, Maxim Bykov, Elena Bykova, Stella Chariton, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Konstantin Glazyrin, and Alexander F. Goncharov
, “Immiscibility in N2–H2O solids up to 140 GPa”, The Journal of Chemical Physics 154, 234505 (2021)
Michelle J. Muth, Paul J. Wallace; Slab-derived sulfate generates oxidized basaltic magmas in the southern Cascade arc (California, USA). Geology 2021
Miyagi, Lowell, Experimental Deformation of Lower Mantle Rocks and Minerals, Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions, Geophysical Monograph Series, Chapter 2, pp. 21-50.
High-Pressure Phase Stability and Thermoelastic Properties of Iron Carbonitrides and Nitrogen in the Deep Earth
Huang, S., Wu, X., Zhu, F., Lai, X., Li, J., Neill, O. K., et al. (2021). High-pressure phase stability and thermoelastic properties of iron carbonitrides and nitrogen in the deep earth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB021934.
Si Athena Chen, Peter J. Heaney, Jeffrey E. Post, Timothy B. Fischer, Peter J. Eng, Joanne E. Stubbs; Superhydrous hematite and goethite: A potential water reservoir in the red dust of Mars?. Geology 2021
E. Siska, D. Smith, A. Salamat, K. V. Lawler, B. Lavina, F. Poineau and P. M. Forster, Synthesis and chemical stability of technetium nitrides, Chem. Commun., 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1CC02525B.
Effect of Background Electrolyte Composition on the Interfacial Formation of Th(IV) Nanoparticles on the Muscovite (001) Basal Plane
J. Neumann, C. Qiu, P. Eng, S. Skanthakumar, L. Soderholm, T. Stumpf, M. Schmidt, Effect of Background Electrolyte Composition on the Interfacial Formation of Th(IV) Nanoparticles on the Muscovite (001) Basal Plane, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Article ASAP
Frost, M.; Lazarz, J.D.; Levitan, A.L.; Prakapenka, V.B.; Sun, P.; Tkachev, S.N.; Yang, H.; Glenzer, S.H.; Gleason, A.E. High Pressure Brillouin Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction of Cerium Dioxide. Materials 2021, 14, 3683.
B. Lavina, E. Zanardi, A. Mujica, H. Cynn, S. Tkachev, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2021, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, DOI : 10.1016/j.jpcs.2021.110233.
Structural, Vibrational, and Electronic Properties of 1D-TlInTe2 under High Pressure: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study
Sorb Yesudhas, N. Yedukondalu, Manoj K. Jana, Jianbo Zhang, Jie Huang, Bijuan Chen, Hongshang Deng, Raimundas Sereika, Hong Xiao, Stanislav Sinogeikin, Curtis Kenney-Benson, Kanishka Biswas, John B. Parise, Yang Ding, and Ho-kwang Mao, Vibrational, and Electronic Properties of 1D-TlInTe2 under High Pressure: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, Inorganic Chemistry Article ASAP
Liu-Cheng Chen, Pei-Qi Chen, Wei-Jian Li, Qian Zhang, Viktor V. Struzhkin, Alexander F. Goncharov, Zhifeng Ren, Xiao-Jia Chen, Lattice melting and superconductivity in a group IV-VI compound, (2021) Phys. Rev. B, 103 (21) DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.103.214516
Latest Happenings at GSECARS
Coming Soon: Workshop on “Advances in Synchrotron-Based Research Towards Understanding the Structure, Evolution, and Dynamics of Earth and Planetary Interiors”
August 31 thru September 2, 2021
GSECARS beamline scientists Joanne Stubbs, Peter Eng, Matt Newville, and Tony Lanzirotti hosted graduate students at the virtual NX School on July 20 and 22, 2021. At 13 ID-E, arabidopsis seeds were analyzed using X-ray fluorescence and fluorescence computed tomography. At 13 ID-C, crystal truncation rods were measured from the surface of hematite single crystals under helium gas.
Yet another exciting run has come to an end for the DAC program at 13-IDD and 13-BMD. We were thrilled to work with all our users remotely and on-site and be part of their breathtaking experiments, pushing the pressure and temperature limits to over 160 DACs. We look forward to welcome all users back at GSECARS on the 2021-3 run!
GSECARS’ Matt Newville presented a tutorial “Larch for XAFS Analysis” for the XAFS2021 Virtual Conference, July 12, 2021.