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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 Yu-Sheng Chen. We have 3 GSRAC recipients this year: Pedro Bertolini and Luis Ortuno Macias from...

2021 Neutron X-ray School

ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Mrinal Bera hosted graduate students at the virtual NX School on July 22, 2021.

2019 Workshop on Advanced Crystallography

Advanced Crystallography Workshop was held on December 14-15, 2019. Attendees review the current scientific program in advanced crystallography and explore how our program could benefit from the APS-U.

2019 Workshop on Liquid Interface X-ray Scattering

Liquid Interfaces Workshop was held on November 21-22, 2019. Attendees contributed to planning for new initiatives at NSF’s ChemMatCARS in X-ray scattering from liquid interfaces, including liquid-solid, liquid-liquid and liquid-vapor interfaces.

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour for REU Site Program Participants

50 undergraduates who are participating REU Site program from Ohio State, The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a tour at the NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Dr. Wei Bu and Dr. Mati Meron of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Hoffman Estates High School

Hoffman Estates HS students run their experiment at 15-ID. On Sunday, February 17, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team of six Hoffman Estates High School students participating the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) at 15-ID X-ray beamline for a hands-on synchrotron experiment in materials research. The students spent 24 hours at the beamline carrying out...

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Staff Give Talks at Hoffman Estates High School

NSF’s ChemMatCARS scientific staff went Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates to visit the high school student-teacher team, 6 students and one teacher, who will participate 2019 ANL exceptional student research program (ESRP). This ESRP Team will perform an experiment at NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline on February 17. To prepare the Team for their experiment, the staff, Binhua Lin, Yu-sheng Chen, Wei Bu and Mrinal Bera, gave introductory lectures on Synchrotron Radiation, X-ray Crystallography, Liquid Surface Scattering and Small Angle Scattering, and held a question-answer session during dinner arranged by the High School administration.

USF & NSF’s ChemMatCARS University of Chicago Small Molecule Crystallography School

ChemMatCARS is collaborating with the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL to conduct a three-day Small Molecule Crystallography School April 26-28 at the USF campus.  Attendees will be given an introduction to crystallography and single crystal X-ray diffraction, learn about synchrotron radiation, equipment, crystal handling, data collection, and given an...