An all-diamond X-ray position and flux monitor using nitrogen-incorporated ultra-nanocrystalline diamond contacts
We present a radiation detector with single crystal synthetic diamond sensor which has CVD grown ultra-nanocrystalline electrical contacts.
CHESS-U update, August 2018
The demolition phase of the CHESS-U upgrade project is complete, and the construction phase has commenced. Crews have been working double shifts in order to meet the self-imposed deadline to bring beam back to CHESS.
Validating field studies of metalloids in shrimp
While it is well established that arsenic accumulates in some seafood, the toxicity is dependent upon the specific arsenic species present and their concentration in the edible portion of the shrimp.
Summer research programs intrigue diverse students
Visiting students representing the next generation of physicists got a taste of life as a researcher during a pair of eight-week summer programs hosted by the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE).
Do butterflies make you relax?
Recent advances by scientists representing 4 national labs, 3 countries and 4 universities are helping to answer long-held questions about a technologically important class of materials called relaxor ferroelectrics, which are often lead-based.
New York State educators return to campus for science snapshot
The 2018 Summer Science Snapshot for Educators Program, co-hosted by Center for Bright Beams (CBB) and CHESS was held from July 24th-26th.
Microfluidic mixing chips can reveal how biomolecules interact
Christopher Flynn, a fourth year student majoring in Physics and Mathematics at Fort Lewis College, and a SUnRiSE student at Cornell this summer, is contributing to the design of microfluidic mixing chips which could significantly enhance our understanding of proteins and living cells.
CHESS: X-rays of the Future
Learn how one Cornell lab is becoming a leader of X-ray science and helping to make the world safer and more sustainable.