Proton Therapy

For certain types of cancer, standard X-ray radiation therapy may work well; but proton therapy may do the job better, more efficiently and with less potential for collateral damage to surrounding tissue and vital organs. Also known as particle therapy, proton therapy works to kill certain types of cancerous tissue, especially in places in the […]

Archaeopteryx: The Dinobird

X-Rays Reveal Chemical Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs. Researchers have found that a 150 million year old “dinobird” fossil, long thought to contain nothing but fossilized bone and rock, has been hiding remnants of the animal’s original chemistry. Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, located at the Department of Energy’s […]

(Very Bright) Light Sources

Lightsources.org. Lightsources.org is the result of a collaboration among communicators from light-source facilities around the world. The site serves as a clearing house for light-source-related news, educational material, and user-related information and is updated daily. It provides links to current light-source news from the world’s press, high-resolution photos and graphics from light-source facilities around the […]

Advanced Photon Source (APS)

Advanced Photon Source. ‘The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides this nation’s (in fact, this hemisphere’s) most brilliant x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines. These x-rays allow scientists to pursue new knowledge about the structure and function of materials in the center of the […]

What Happens to a Metal Ion in Solution?

X-ray scattering techniques determine how dissolved metal ions interact in solution. ‘Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame have successfully applied X-ray scattering techniques to determine how dissolved metal ions interact in solution. These findings will help researchers better understand how metal ions, such as those found […]