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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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
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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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Superconducting Phase Induced by a Local Structure Transition in Amorphous Sb2Se3 under High Pressure
Ka Zhang, Ming Xu, Nana Li, Meng Xu, Qian Zhang, Eran Greenberg, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Yu-Sheng Chen, Matthias Wuttig, Ho-Kwang Mao, Wenge Yang, “Superconducting Phase Induced by a Local Structure Transition in Amorphous Sb[subscript 2]Se[subscript 3] under High Pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 127 (12), 127002 (2021). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.127002
Jackson, C.R.M., Cottrell, E., Du, Z., Bennett, N.R., Fei, Y. (2021) High pressure redistribution of nitrogen and sulfur during planetary stratification. Geochem. Persp. Let. 18, 37–42. DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.2122
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
Prakapenka, V.B., Holtgrewe, N., Lobanov, S.S. et al. Structure and properties of two superionic ice phases. Nat. Phys. (2021)
INTERFACIAL X-RAY SCATTERING FROM SMALL SURFACES: ADAPTING MINERAL-FLUID STRUCTURE METHODS FOR MICROCRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
Stubbs, J.E., Wanhala, A.K. & Eng, P.J. INTERFACIAL X-RAY SCATTERING FROM SMALL SURFACES: ADAPTING MINERAL-FLUID STRUCTURE METHODS FOR MICROCRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. Clays Clay Miner. (2021)
Pressure induced structural phase crossover of a GaSe epilayer grown under screw dislocation driven mode and its phase recovery
Diep, N.Q., Wu, S.K., Liu, C.W. et al. Pressure induced structural phase crossover of a GaSe epilayer grown under screw dislocation driven mode and its phase recovery. Sci Rep 11, 19887 (2021).
Chidester, B. A. and Thompson, E. C. and Fischer, R. A. and Heinz, D. L. and Prakapenka, V. B. and Meng, Y. and Campbell, A. J.,
Experimental thermal equation of state of B2−KCl, Phys. Rev. B 104, 094107 (2021)
Anmol Lamichhane, Ravhi Kumar, Muhtar Ahart, Nilesh P. Salke, Nathan Dasenbrock-Gammon, Elliot Snider, Yue Meng, Barbara Lavina, Stella Chariton, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Maddury Somayazulu, Ranga P. Dias, and Russell J. Hemley
, “X-ray diffraction and equation of state of the C–S–H room-temperature superconductor”, J. Chem. Phys. 155, 114703 (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
Direct measurement of P- and S-wave velocities of phase A at mantle pressures and temperatures Formation of phase A increases both VP and VS of cold subduction slabs but decreases the VP/VS ratio…
Latest Happenings at GSECARS
APS Proposal Deadline for 2022-1 is October 29, 2021, 11:59pm
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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.