Purdue among consortium of institutions joined with Argonne to build new X-ray diffraction instrument

The consortium includes faculty at and funding from Purdue, Carnegie Mellon University, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Utah.
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Michael Sangid, Elmer F. Bruhn Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, installs a sample on the new high-throughput instrument installed at the 6-ID-D end-station of the APS. Purdue joined four other institutions in making this new instrument a reality. (Photo: Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory)

Purdue University is among a consortium of institutions that has joined with the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory to build a new X-ray diffraction instrument for users of the lab's Advanced Photon Source, one that will enable materials research and clear the way for improvements in advance of the APS Upgrade.

The consortium includes faculty at and funding from Purdue, Carnegie Mellon University, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Utah, a release on Argonne's website said. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program Award Number 1726375; the APS provides extensive personnel, logistics, and engineering support. The APS is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science.

The new tool will allow more X-ray experiments to create 3D views of a wide range of materials, enabling materials discovery and opening new options for users.

Read the complete release on the instrument on Argonne's website.