NSLS-II will significantly expand the frontiers of science enabled by coherent x-ray beams. An unavoidable consequence, however, is that many current NSLS users need to find homes for their research programs during the “dark period.” The new undulators (to be installed this summer), a new suite of state-of-the-art area detectors, and our East Coast location make CHESS a very attractive choice for many current NSLS users.
To facilitate a transition from NSLS to CHESS, NSLS users interested in applying for x-ray beam-time at CHESS may submit their existing NSLS proposals, reviews and rankings. CHESS will merge their active NSLS proposals into the CHESS beam-time scheduling queue. NSLS users are encouraged to contact CHESS email@example.com to discuss which CHESS beamline best matches their experimental needs. NSLS users will still need to submit safety documents.
CHESS will begin scheduling beam-time for existing NSLS proposals during the spring run, 2014.