NSF’s ChemMatCARS

Dedicated to static and dynamic condensed matter chemistry and materials science.

Advanced Crystallography

Uses a "rapid setup" crystallography facility that allows us to rapidly switch operation to the single-crystal instrument.

Liquid Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering

Used to investigate dynamical and structural properties of surfaces and interfaces in a variety of liquid and solid systems.

Anomalous Small Angle X-ray Scattering (ASAXS)

Focuses on element specific structural study of soft-matter in nano-dimensions.

Update on Status at NSF’s ChemMatCARS, August 25, 2022

Dear NSF’s ChemMatCARS Users,

COVID POLICY CHANGES TAKE EFFECT AUGUST 24, 2022

Please see the announcement on the APS COVID Rules and Regulations.

 

Our Mission

NSF’s ChemMatCARS operates three experimental stations in the areas of advanced small-molecule crystallography, liquid surface and interface scattering, and small to wide-angle scattering at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), the premier undulator-based synchrotron source of high-brilliance high-energy x-rays in the U.S.A. The instrumentation at NSF’s ChemMatCARS provides information that addresses a broad range of issues in chemistry and materials research. NSF’s ChemMatCARS is supported by the Divisions of Chemistry (CHE) and Materials Research (DMR), National Science Foundation, under grant number NSF/CHE-1834750 (click here for detail). Construction of a second beamline at NSF’s ChemMatCARS is supported by NSF grant CHE-1836674 with contributions from the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities within the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and NSF Divisions in Chemistry (CHE), Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Engineering (CBET) (click here for detail).

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Upcoming Events

Oct
7
Fri
3:00 pm PME Nobel Forum @ David Rubenstein Forum & Zoom
PME Nobel Forum @ David Rubenstein Forum & Zoom
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Betzig (UC Berkeley, Janelia Research Campus, and Howard Hughes Medical) Title: Windows Into The Secret Lives of Cells Abstract: From the 17th through the 19th century, beautifully artistic micrographs of living specimens were[...]
Oct
17
Mon
10:00 am Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SPEAKER: Ahmet Uysal (Group Leader, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory) TITLE: Molecular Scale Understanding of Rare Earth Separations LINK: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/94220080385?pwd=b0VpcUFUOFNDT0pITk5WeTg4YjAwZz09 Meeting ID: 942 2008 0385 Password: 013444
Oct
19
Wed
11:00 am PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Speaker: Stephen Quake (Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stanford University) Title: TBD Abstract: TBD Location: TBD Zoom: TBD  
Nov
14
Mon
10:00 am Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SPEAKER: David P. Hoogerheide (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Center for Neutron Research) TITLE: Autonomous neutron reflectometry via information maximization LINK: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/94220080385?pwd=b0VpcUFUOFNDT0pITk5WeTg4YjAwZz09 Meeting ID: 942 2008 0385 Password: 013444

Recent Publications

Advanced Crystallography

Brandon L. Frey, David C. Powers et al., “Iodine–Iodine Cooperation Enables Metal-Free C–N Bond-Forming Electrocatalysis via Isolable Iodanyl RadicalsJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 144(30), 13913-13919 (2022)

Liquid Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering

Anomalous Small Angle X-ray Scattering (ASAXS)

Brian Riley et al., “Silver-Loaded Xerogel Nanostructures for Iodine Capture: A Comparison of Thiolated versus Unthiolated SorbentsACS Appl. Nano Mater., 5(7), 9478-9494 (2022)

Science Highlights

Visit our Science Highlights page for a full listing of highlights from NSF’s ChemMatCARS.

Advanced Crystallography

Liquid Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering

Anomalous Small Angle X-ray Scattering (ASAXS)

Latest News

Job Opportunity: Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate – Anomalous Small Angle Scattering (ASAXS) The University of Chicago: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Location Chicago, Illinois Open Date Aug 15, 2022 Description The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is...

Welcome back! 2022 FaSTRAC and GSRAC program

Welcome back! 2022 FaSTRAC and GSRAC program

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, we have welcomed FaSTRAC and GSRAC recipients on-site this summer. Assistant Professor Natalia Gonzalez-Pech and her student, Nicholas Figueroa, from Department of Chemistry in Hope College will be hosted by Professor...