Autonomous materials development using in situ laser annealing and scan-probe, grazing incident x-ray microdiffraction.
During the 2021-1 run cycle at the FMB-beamline of MSN-C, an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at Cornell University demonstrated the first use of an AI-directed, fully-automated process for thin-film metastable materials exploration.
Quantifying Through-Thickness Residual Stresses from Forming of Wrought Steel Armor Plate
A recent effort has verified the capability of MSN-C to characterize Department of Defense-relevant parts with typical thicknesses, bend, and welded features. The results provide a baseline for further research by the DOD and industry partners to improve forming and welding processes.
Mechanics of nozzle clogging during direct ink writing of fiber-reinforced composites
In situ X-ray radiography at CHESS, in conjunction with ex situ X-ray computed tomography (XCT), was employed to study the origins of fiber-induced clogging during 3D printing of fiber-filled polymer inks. This work reveals several promising strategies to mitigate nozzle clogging, which will allow researchers to reliably print materials with higher fiber contents and mechanical properties that rival conventionally processed composites.
CHESS Awarded Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) Grant
The collaboration created by RAISE converges structural materials data collected from the FAST and SMB beamlines at CHESS with the new technologies being developed at NSF High Performance Computing sites to create a Science Gateway.
CHESS receives Air Force funding for materials subfacility
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will create a new materials research subfacility, thanks to $7.1 million in funding from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).