NECAT Beamline

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is managed by Cornell University and consists of seven member institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rockefeller University
  • Yale University.

    Primary funding for this project comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) , a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional financial support for NE-CAT comes from the member institutions.

    NIGMS at a Glance.

    Supported by:

    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    Getting Access to Argonne
    Site access to Argonne National Laboratory is permitted only with an ID badge or a visitor pass. A visitor pass can be arranged:
         By phone: NE-CAT, 630-252-0689
          By email to:

    The gate pass may be picked up at the Argonne Information Center located just outside the Main Gate Guard House off Cass Avenue. The Center is open M-F, 6:30a.m. -5:00p.m. CST. A pass may be left at the Guard House for pick up during times when the AIC is not open. A site access visitor pass alone does not permit a user unescorted access to the APS facility; either a temporary or permanent Cardkey® badge is needed for unescorted APS access.

    Gate Hours (all times CST) -MAP-
    Visitors can access the laboratory at three different points:
    Main Gate (on Northgate Rd. off Cass Ave.)
        24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Westgate (on Westgate Rd. off Lemont Rd.)
        6:15 a.m.-7:10 p.m. M-F
    Eastgate (on Eastwood Dr. off Cass Ave.)
        7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
        4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. M-F