News and Announcements
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NSF’s ChemMatCARS is pleased to welcome new beamline scientist, Daniel Kerr.
The Advanced Crystallography program at NSF’s ChemMatCARS will play a pivotal role in the characterization of emerging energy materials through the utilization of state-of-the-art crystallography techniques under a proposal funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the DOE Energy Earthshot Research Centers (EERCs).
Work has begun in earnest on the NSF’sChemMatCARS new second insertion device beamline, in conjunction with the Advanced Photon Source (APS) upgrade. Efforts directed at upgrading the existing ChemMatCARS instruments are also ramping up.
ChemMatCARS beamline scientist, Dr. Mrinal Bera hosted graduate students at NX School on August 15, 2023.
In early May 2023, NSF’s ChemMatCARS organized the latest in a series of workshops bringing together users and staff. The purpose was a look ahead to the future of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) as it undergoes a major upgrade of the x-ray source, and the construction of a second, independent beamline that ChemMatCARS is building (funded by the National Science Foundation [NSF]) in order to exploit the capabilities of the upgraded APS and expand research opportunities for its users.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14, 7504 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c24008
New initiatives in biomembrane science and serial crystallography of small molecules, among others, will be developed at our new beamline. We are currently preparing a proposal to NSF for operations of these initiatives. We welcome brief descriptions of how these facilities will benefit your research program that can be used in our upcoming proposal.Biomembranes...
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students run their experiment at 15-ID. NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team with four high school students and one teacher from Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart to participate 2022-23 Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP). The goal of ESRP is for each high school team that establishes a scientific research project that can...
Beamline Technician Position at Chemistry and Material Sciences Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (ChemMatCARS), University of Chicago ChemMatCARS, affiliated with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), the University of Chicago and funded by NSF, is a national user facility for frontier research in chemistry and materials science using synchrotron...
Nature Catalysis, 5, 1006-1018 (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41929-022-00865-5
Zhou’s article “Discovery of chalcogenides structures and compositions using mixed fluxes” is published on Nature!
Nature, 612, 72-77 (2022).
Carbon, 195, 131e140 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2022.03.077
2022 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC): Luis Ortuno Macias, Pedro Bertolini and Xiaotong Zhang
Luis Ortuno Macias and Pedro Bertolini worked with Professor Binhua Lin, Dr. Wei Bu, and Dr. Mrinal Bera. Both are third-year PhD students from the Department of Chemical Engineering at City College of New York, working with Charles Maldarelli. The third student, Xiaotong Zhang, was hosted by Professor Yu-Sheng Chen. Zhang is a fourth-year PhD student in chemistry,...
Faculty-student team from Hope College discovers the orientation packing of clusters of nanoparticles by using X-ray diffraction
Professor Yu-Sheng Chen welcomed Assistant Professor Natalia Gonzalez-Pech and her student, rising sophomore Nicholas Figueroa, from the Department of Chemistry at Hope College, an all-undergraduate institution in Holland, Michigan. Figueroa spent six weeks at the beamline; Gonzalez-Pech visited periodically as her schedule permitted. The following is a lightly...
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...
NSF’s ChemMatCARS participated in the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) organized by Argonne National Laboratory. This program is specifically designed to bring high school students and their teachers to work in a team with Argonne Scientist to conduct research projects from start to finish. In March 2022, , a team of three students and a teacher from...
Nano Lett. 21(4), 1613 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04147
A monthly virtual seminar series on Small-angle Scattering (https://small-angle.aps.anl.gov/seminars) chaired by Mrinal Bera at SAXS-SIG, Advanced Photon Source.
CALL FOR PREPROPOSALS
NSF’s ChemMatCARS is seeking candidates to form partnerships for research and education in chemistry, in response to the solicitation for Partnerships for Research and Education in Chemistry (PREC), released on September 15, 2021, from the Division of Chemistry (CHE), NSF (https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/partnerships-research-and-education-chemistry-prec). The PREC program will fund partnerships between minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and CHE-supported research centers/facilities, such as NSF’s ChemMatCARS.
ChemMatCARS hosted Data Analysis School on X-ray Scattering from Liquid Interfaces on August 17 and 18, 2021.