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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For Collaborative Access Team (CAT) operations staff to the Advanced Photon Source
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.
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Qin Fei, Zhang Dongzhou, Qin Shan, High Pressure Behaviors and a Novel High-Pressure Phase of Cuprous Oxide Cu2O , Frontiers in Earth Science , (2021) 9, DOI 10.3389/feart.2021.740685
Wilmoth, J. L., Schaefer, J. K., Schlesinger, D. R., Roth, S. W., Hatcher, P. G., Shoemaker, J. K., & Zhang, X. (2021). The role of oxygen in stimulating methane production in wetlands. Global Change Biology, 00, 1–17.
Influence of Sand Morphology on Interparticle Force and Stress Transmission Using Three-Dimensional Discrete- and Finite-Element Methods
Wadi H. Imseeh, Ph.D.; Zaher A. Jarrar, Ph.D., M.ASCE; Khalid A. Alshibli, Influence of Sand Morphology on Interparticle Force and Stress Transmission Using Three-Dimensional Discrete- and Finite-Element Methods,(2021) J. Eng. Mech., Vol 147, Iss. 10, 04021081-1, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001977
Partitioning of Fe2O3 in peridotite partial melting experiments over a range of oxygen fugacities elucidates ferric iron systematics in mid-ocean ridge basalts and ferric iron content of the upper mantle
Davis, F.A., Cottrell, E. Partitioning of Fe2O3 in peridotite partial melting experiments over a range of oxygen fugacities elucidates ferric iron systematics in mid-ocean ridge basalts and ferric iron content of the upper mantle. Contrib Mineral Petrol 176, 67 (2021).
Experimental calibration of the reduced partition function ratios of tetrahedrally coordinated silicon from the Debye–Waller factors
Zhang, D., Chen, M., Dera, P.K. et al. Experimental calibration of the reduced partition function ratios of tetrahedrally coordinated silicon from the Debye–Waller factors. Contrib Mineral Petrol 176, 66 (2021).
A Multi-faceted Experimental Study on the Dynamic Behavior of MgSiO3 Glass in the Earth’s Deep Interior
Young Jay Ryu, Yanbin Wang, Tony Yu, Fiona Bonnet, Eran Greenberg, Clemens Prescher, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Sergey. Tkachev, Peter Eng, Joanne E. Stubbs, Przemyslaw Dera, Heather Watson, and Mark L. Rivers (2021) A Multi-faceted Experimental Study on the Dynamic Behavior of MgSiO3 Glass in the Earth’s Deep Interior. American Mineralogist, prepublished online. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2022-7969
Frank Heberling, Tin Klačić, Paolo Raiteri, Julian D. Gale, Peter J. Eng, Joanne E. Stubbs, Teba Gil-Díaz, Tajana Begović, and Johannes Lützenkirchen, Structure and Surface Complexation at the Calcite(104)–Water Interface, Environmental Science & Technology Article ASAP
Cui, Z., Bu, K., Zhuang, Y. et al. Phase transition mechanism and bandgap engineering of Sb2S3 at gigapascal pressures. Commun Chem 4, 125 (2021).
YoungJae Kim, Bektur Abdilla, Ke Yuan, Vincent De Andrade, Neil C. Sturchio, Sang Soo Lee, and Paul Fenter, Replacement of Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs by Cerussite, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Article ASAPDOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00177
Mengting Chen, Songhao Guo, Kejun Bu, Sujin Lee, Hui Luo, Yiming Wang, Bingyan Liu, Zhipeng Yan, Hongliang Dong, Wenge Yang, Biwu Ma, and Xujie Lü
, “Pressure-induced robust emission in a zero-dimensional hybrid metal halide (C9NH20)6Pb3Br12”, Matter and Radiation at Extremes 6, 058401 (2021)
Wei Yu, Ming Gao, Guanhe Rim, Tony G. Feric, Mark L. Rivers, Ammar Alahmed, Aqil Jamal, Ah-Hyung Alissa Park, Novel In-Capsule Synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework for Innovative Carbon Dioxide Capture System, Green Energy & Environment, 2021
Kong, P., Minkov, V.S., Kuzovnikov, M.A. et al. Superconductivity up to 243 K in the yttrium-hydrogen system under high pressure. Nat Commun 12, 5075 (2021).
Latest Happenings at GSECARS
GSECARS Presents: 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’ scientist Matt Newville gives presentation as part of the 2021 APS/IIT Virtual XAFS School.
Click here to view Matt’s presentation. on the GSECARS YouTube Channel:
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.