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Synchrotron Techniques

Probing minute samples at ultrahigh pressures requires high-energy beams from synchrotrons such as the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory. Geophysical Laborator yscientists have remained at the forefront of developing these new analytical tools.

There are three facilities which the Geophysical Laboratory operates in conjunction with other institutions.

HPCAT, High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, operates in Argonne, Illinois. It has the following members: Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie DOE Alliance Center (CDAC), Lawrence Livermore National laboratory, and University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

HPSynC, High Pressure Synergetic Center at the Advanced Photon Source, is located at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois. It is operated by the Geophysical Laboratory and APS.

NSLS-IR, National Synchrotron Light Source, Infrared Programs, operates at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. It is sponsored by the Department of Energy. Participating institutions are the NSLS and the Geophysical Laboratory.