Satellite Workshop at 2013 APS User Meeting
Time-resolved X-ray Science at BioCARS: Past, Present, and Future
MAY 9, 2013
HOSTED BY BIOCARS
HELD AT ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
About The Workshop
The last major upgrade to the BioCARS 14ID beamline, completed in 2008, produced unprecedented time-resolved capabilities that have been exploited in many areas of X-ray science spanning biology, chemistry and physics. An APS-funded upgrade aims to further expand the capabilities of the 14ID beamline for the Physical Sciences. This workshop will bring together practitioners of time-resolved X-ray science to (1) discuss current capabilities and use of 14ID, and (2) discuss future challenges, needs and opportunities provided by the APS Upgrade to this diverse scientific community.
Upgrade Of The BioCARS Facility
As part of the APS Upgrade project, BioCARS will work with the APS to significantly enhance the facility. A larger 14-ID-B end station will replace the current experimental hutch. The will provide nearly 2.5 times the floor space which allows for more complex experimental setups. The extra space also provides sufficient room for the addition of a secondary K-B mirror system which will be able to focus the X-ray beam down to 7 um (V) x 18 um (H) without losing significant flux. Equipment will be mounted on three separate tables which can be moved on rails. With this flexible configuration, the hutch can easily be optimized for different types of experiments such as standard crystallography, WAXS, low q resolution SAXS and a high demagnification option with the K-B mirror system in place.