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

Feb
1
Wed
11:00 am PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: John A. Rogers (Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University) Title: 3D Functional Mesostructures: From Neural Interfaces to Environmental Monitors Abstract:[...]
Feb
13
Mon
10:00 am Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Soft Matter Interest Group Semin...
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SPEAKER: Stephen Maldonado (Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan) TITLE: TBD LINK: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/94220080385?pwd=b0VpcUFUOFNDT0pITk5WeTg4YjAwZz09 Meeting ID: 942 2008 0385 Password: 013444
Feb
15
Wed
11:00 am PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Koray Aydin (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University) Title: Abstract: Metasurfaces and metamaterials emerged as promising nanophotonic material and device platforms to control light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. In such materials, the[...]
Feb
22
Wed
11:00 am PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
PME Distinguished Colloquium @ ERC 161 & Zoom
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Amir Yacoby (Professor, Department of Physics, Harvard University) Title: TBD Abstract: TBD Location: William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) 161 & Zoom Zoom: TBD

Recent Publications

Advanced Crystallography

Patrick Q KellyAlexander S Filatov and Mark D Levin, “A Synthetic Cycle for Heteroarene Synthesis by Nitride InsertionAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 61(46), e202213041 (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: Beamline scientist for liquid interface scattering

Synchrotron X-ray Beamline Scientist at ChemMatCARS, Sector 15 of the Advanced Photon Source / Visiting Research Assistant Professor The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a Beamline Scientist in liquid interface x-ray scattering to join NSF’s ChemMatCARS, a...