Researchers have discovered that “Fermi arcs,” much-debated features found in the electronic structure of high-temperature superconducting (HTSC) cuprates, can also be found in an iridate (iridium oxide) compound—strontium iridate. Read more »
ALSNews Vol. 358
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Researchers recently uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules into solid particles like soot and other carbon-based compounds. It’s a discovery that could help combustion chemists make more efficient, less polluting fuels and help materials scientists fine-tune their carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets for faster, smaller electronics. Read more »
The 2014 ALS User Meeting featured notable scientific speakers and a review of the year’s accomplishments as well as a look forward to dealing with challenging funding realities. In the midst of great talks and poster sessions, the more than 400 attendees were treated to the always informative and entertaining “Student Poster Slam,” which seems to grow every year. Read more »
On October 1-3, 2014, the ALS hosted a workshop on Soft X-Ray Science Opportunities Using Diffraction-Limited Storage Rings. The workshop charge was to elaborate transformational research opportunities that would be enabled by emerging storage-ring-based ultrahigh brightness. Read more »
User office guest registration “specialists” Angel Hernandez and Giselle Jiles play a unique role at the ALS—they are often the first line of face-to-face contact new users have when they arrive for their beamtime. As such, the two see themselves as the caregivers of the ALS user experience.
Bob Miller passed away in October after a brief illness. He was a well-loved member of the ALS community, and even after his retirement in 2000, he was always around for advice and social events. He was well known for his love of the outdoors and for his passion for remote-controlled planes and boats. Memories fromRead More Read more »