Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Inside the Advanced Photon Source

Inside the Advanced Photon Source: http://www.aps.anl.gov/News/APS_News/Content/APS_NEWS_20120911.php ..."The summer 2012 issue of Argonne Now carries a story entitled “Inside the Advanced Photon Source” that gives an overview of the facility and some of the research carried out here. The 37-page issue features a number of articles that underscore the wide range of research at Argonne." this is the direct link to pdf http://www.anl.gov/downloads/argonne-now-magazine-summer-2012
Isn't that amazing to say that you are doing research to understand the basic properties of matter at the electronic level without the fear of funding cuts because your research didn't/wasn't directly related to industry/application/business??? after all it is natural to be able to control the materials properties to your advantage once you understand them at a fundamental level: "The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is one of five national synchrotron radiation light sources supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to carry out applied and basic research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels, provide the foundations for new energy technologies, and support DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security."

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