1A3 hutch with staff
CHESS-U update: First Light in ID1A3

The first hutch constructed for the CHESS-U upgrade has begun commissioning and saw first light on January 31, 2018, a short 10 months after the contract with ADC Inc. to pre-fabricate the hutch enclosures was signed.

SEM etched features of Si
New tricks for an old dog: A comparison of the etch mechanisms of germanium and silicon

Time multiplexed, deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) is a standard silicon microfabrication technique for fabricating MEMS sensors, actuators, and more recently in CMOS development for 2.5D and 3D memory devices.

walkalong gliding
Undergraduate senior project takes flight

Cornell Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student, Anton Volkmann, has sealed his place in the rich history of walkalong gliding.

Sol Gruner
X-ray detector for studying characteristics of materials

Modern synchrotron x-ray sources, such as the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron (CHESS), produce x-ray beams with unprecedented capabilities.

Seung-Ho Yu and Xin Huang F3
Visualization of sulfur cathodes in Li-S batteries

With the dramatic increase of energy applications, the development of novel high performance energy storage systems with energy densities surpassing those of state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries (“beyond lithium” ion batteries) has become more urgent.

INCLUDES display
Notes from the NSF INCLUDES Summit

For the past 20+ years, the National Science Foundation has been funding initiatives aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented populations though the Broader Impact efforts supported by the various research divisions. 

users lounge chairs
Updates from the User Office

Happy New Year! Here are a few updates and deadlines from the user office...

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Understanding deformation in shape memory alloys using high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are materials that can “remember” their original form after undergoing deformation. They also exhibit superelasticity (i.e. they have ability to recover unusually large strains).