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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.


Online User Forum–March 1

Join the ALS Users’ Executive Committee (UEC), ALS staff, and the ALS-U project team for the next ALS Online User Forum, March 1 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT.


Tuning Magnetic Frustration in a Dipolar Trident Lattice

Researchers designed and fabricated a nanomagnet array in which competing (“frustrated”) magnetic interactions can be directly tuned. Frustrated interactions are key to a wide range of phenomena, from protein folding and magnetic memory to fundamental studies of emergent exotic states. ... Read more »

New Year’s Message from Interim Director Steve Kevan

I am delighted to serve as interim ALS division director in the wake of Roger Falcone’s departure. I want first to thank Roger for his wonderful leadership. Over my 35 years of service, it has been exhilarating to see the ALS develop into a powerhouse facility that has attracted an exceptional staff and user community, and I look forward to working with staff and users on all ALS and ALS-U activities. ... Read more »

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General User Proposal Deadline–March 7

General User Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018-2 (August–December) operating cycle. Applicants are reminded they may request joint access to the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility at Berkeley Lab, to support their ALS activities.