Scientists from a wide variety of fields come to the ALS to perform experiments. Listed below are some of the most common research areas covered by ALS beamlines. Below each heading are a few examples of the specific types of topics included in that category. Click on a heading to learn more about that research area at the ALS.
Optics, extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, metrology, instrumentation, detectors, new synchrotron techniques.
General biology, structural biology.
Surfaces/interfaces, catalysts, chemical dynamics (gas-phase chemistry), crystallography, physical chemistry.
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Earth and planetary science, bioremediation, climate change, water chemistry.
Photovoltaics, photosynthesis, biofuels, energy storage, combustion, catalysis, carbon capture/sequestration.
Correlated materials, nanomaterials, magnetism, polymers, semiconductors, water, advanced materials.
Atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics; accelerator physics.