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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.

Antibody Uses Mimicry to Block SARS Coronavirus

Protein structures not only revealed how SARS and MERS antibodies inhibit the viruses from attaching to host cells, they also revealed an unprecedented example of receptor mimicry that triggers the cell-invasion machinery of the SARS virus. The results inform efforts to prevent and treat these serious, often deadly, respiratory diseases. Read more »PPT-icon-35

Infrared Light Reveals Microstripes at Insulator-Metal Transition

In this study of a current-driven insulator-to-metal transition, a distinctive stripe pattern develops between the insulating and metallic phases. The work reveals remarkable new features of electrically induced insulator-to-metal transitions in materials with potential applications in energy-efficient memory and transistor devices. Read more »

Electric Skyrmions Charge Ahead for Next-Generation Data Storage

Researchers have observed chirality for the first time in polar skyrmions in a material with reversible electrical properties. The combination of polar skyrmions and these electrical properties could one day lead to applications such as more powerful data storage devices that hold information even after a device has been powered off. Read more »

Jonathan Denlinger, ARPES Staff Scientist

Jonathan Denlinger has amassed significant expertise in x-ray spectroscopy, having been at the ALS since 1993. His experience benefits the many users at the MERLIN beamline and the greater scientific community—he was named an American Physical Society Outstanding Referee for his work reviewing articles. Read more »

Announcement

CVs Now Required for All On-Site Foreign Nationals

As of February 1, all on-site foreign nationals (non-US citizens) are required to provide their CV listing all science and technology activities to complete their registration. Read more

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