This science case will help to establish a scientific foundation that will inform CHESS’s strategic planning and investments over the next several years.

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.

The CHESS-U upgrade will convert the south arc of the CESR accelerator to a double bend achromat (DBA) lattice that provide straight sections for up to 12 new insertion devices.
With the NYS funding, the upgrade project will create more than 50 new advanced manufacturing and retain more than 150 high-tech jobs.