X-rays reveal microstructural fingerprints of 3D-printed alloy
Cornell researchers took a novel approach to explore the way microstructure emerges in a 3D-printed metal alloy: They bombarded it with X-rays while the material was being printed. By seeing how the process of thermomechanical deformation creates localized microscale phenomena such as bending, fragmentation and oscillation in real time, the researchers will be able to produce customized materials that incorporate such performance-enhancing characteristics.
New Methodology to Collect X-ray Emission Spectroscopic Data for Platinum and Other Heavy Metals
CHESS scientists have developed an innovative methodology for studying compounds containing precious heavy metals, like platinum, with potentially significant implications for catalysis research. This approach involves using resonant excitation to dramatically improve the resolution of x-ray emission spectra (XES).
Lending Library Workshop August 8, 2023
Florianna Blanton hosts the CHEXS/CHESS Lending Library workshop for DNA Gel Electrophoresis in the investigative biology labs at Comstock Hall.
Workshop at CHESS Empowers Students in Synchrotron Techniques
The HEXT workshop empowers students to become productive members of the CHESS user community by combining informative lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and instruction in proposal writing. With its focus on attracting diverse participants and providing practical training, the HEXT workshop sets the stage for a more inclusive and vibrant synchrotron research landscape.
Picking up good vibrations – of proteins – at CHESS
A new method for analyzing protein crystals – developed by Cornell researchers and given a funky two-part name – could open up applications for new drug discovery and other areas of biotechnology and biochemistry.
Structural evolution of the kagome superconductors through charge density wave order
A new paper appearing in Physical Review Materials by a team from UCSB, Argonne National Lab, and Cornell, sheds new light on the structural evolution of kagome superconductors during CDW formation.
Using real-time data analysis to conduct next-generation synchrotron fatigue studies
A new paper appearing in the International Journal of Fatigue reports the first implementation of a real-time data analysis method for ff-HEDM, which can extract meaningful microscopic information as measurements are collected.
Inline small-angle X-ray scattering-coupled chromatography under extreme hydrostatic pressure
A new paper appearing in the journal “Protein Science” and authored by CHEXS-supported graduate student Robert Miller demonstrates for the first time that reproducible chromatographic separations coupled directly to high-pressure BioSAXS can be achieved at pressures up to at least 100 MPa.