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The Advanced Light Source is a Department of Energy-funded synchrotron facility that provides users from around the world access to the brightest beams of soft x-rays, together with hard x-rays and infrared, for scientific research and technology development in a wide range of disciplines.

Electrical Switching of Magnetic Vortex Circulation

Photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) experiments have demonstrated that the circulation direction of a magnetic vortex can be switched by the application of an electric field, opening the door to digital devices with more streamlined system designs, improved performance, and greater energy efficiency. ... Read more »

Microbes Linked to Drier Human Skin

Genetic analyses and infrared studies have found that archaea, a type of microbe commonly found in extreme environments, are also found on human skin. The results suggest that an increase in archaea is linked to reduced skin moisture and that they are most abundant in subjects younger than 12 and older than 60. ... Read more »

Project Director’s Update on ALS-U

In the last year since ALS-U received approval of mission need (CD-0) from DOE, we’ve made a lot of progress. I’d like to share some updates with you as well as offer opportunities for our users to engage in the next phases of the project. ... Read more »

Guillaume Freychet, Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow

Guillaume Freychet is a postdoctoral fellow at ALS Beamlines 7.3.3 and, the small- and wide-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS /GISAXS) beamlines. His research is focused on the development of algorithms and data treatments for various scattering techniques. ... Read more »

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2017 ALS User Meeting

The 2017 ALS User Meeting will take place October 2-4 at Berkeley Lab. Registration closes September 27.

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