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X-RAY RUNS: Apply for Beamtime

2017  March 15 - April 24

2017  May 17 - June 29
2017  BTR deadline: 04/17/17

2017  October 11 - December 21
2017  Proposal deadline: 08/01/17
2017  BTR deadline: 09/10/17

The improvements of CHESS-U will be achieved by reconfiguring the magnet structure of one-sixth of the CESR storage ring, while upgrading and expanding 12 independently operated insertion devices for hard x-ray beamlines. With enhanced capabilities of existing beamlines (blue), and construction of new beamlines (green), CHESS will be the premier synchrotron source in the U.S. for high energy, high flux studies.

Operating with a single beam instead of with counter-rotating electron and positron beams will eliminate many of the performance limitations associated with the present 2-beam operation as well as enable all beam lines to be aligned to a single beam orbit.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2018.

Conceptual design of beamlines. Please check back for updates and progress.