Advance Photon Source

The research group went to the Advanced Photon Source (APS) synchrotron at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to perform experiments at one of their beamlines. They use a beamline with high photon flux and nanometer beam size to precisely characterize the oxidation states of alloying elements across the oxide layers of various zirconium alloys using X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES).