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).
New capability for energy materials
CHESS has recently procured a Bio-Logic SP-200 potentiostat, an instrument that controls a three-electrode cell in electrochemical experiments, thanks to funding from the Energy Materials Center at Cornell. Key features of the SP-200 model (Figure 1) are found here.
J. Y. Peter Ko: Hands-on experience makes an x-ray optics expert
While he has never taken any formal courses in "synchrotron beamline science," Jun Young Peter Ko has worked on projects over the past 10 years that were clearly moving him towards expertise in the field.
Double-Laue monochromator at F2
In the summer of 2013, a new double-Laue monochromator for high-energy X-rays was installed in the F-cave.