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CHESS is a high-intensity X-ray source supported by the National Science Foundation which provides our users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences. A special NIH Research Resource, called MacCHESS, supports special facilities for macromolecular crystallography and BioSAXS.



Important Dates

2016 CHESS X-ray Runs:
May 11 - July 1


2016 CHESS Users' Meeting: June 7 - 8: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


CHESS-U Workshops 2016: June 8 - 28: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


New Industrial and Scientific Opportunities for Structural Materials: Data, Modeling, Manufacturing: June 8 - 9


Biomolecules in Motion: June 8


Synchrotron Resources for the Future of thin-film Growth, Processing, and Characterization: June 8


Materials Design and Processing from Nano to Mesoscale: June 13 - 14


Hard X-ray Spectroscopies and Imaging: June 20 - 21


D3: Defects, Distortions, and Dynamics in complex materials: June 27 - 28