Material Science, Chemistry, and Physics

Since its foundation, BioCARS has served time-resolved macromolecular crystallography community at the Advanced Photon Source. A recent upgrade of our 14-ID beamline increased the X-ray flux density by a factor of 100, improved pump-probe time-resolution to 100 ps, enabled us to use the widely-available 24-bunch mode of operation of the APS, and thus allows us to conduct time-resolved experiments for about 4000 hours per year (Graber et al., 2011). We also expanded our scientific reach beyond macromolecular crystallography to biological SAXS/WAXS. In addition, our upgraded technical capabilities have proved to be suitable to and attracted the attention of the time-resolved X-ray scattering community in the physical sciences.