PREM connection, operando research lead to ACS Award for CHESS User
Mario Ramos-Garcés, CHESS User and former Ph.D. student at UPR-Río Piedras has been honored by the American Chemical Society's Division of Inorganic Chemistry with the Young Investigator Award for his Ph.D. research.
Investigation of porosity, texture, and deformation behavior using high energy X-rays during in-situ tensile loading in additively manufactured 316L stainless steel
A high-energy x-ray study of 316L stainless steel produced by laser powder bed fusion used x-ray tomography to understand porosity in the manufactured samples, and then observe the effect of these pores on the evolution of damage, texture, and strain when the materials are mechanically deformed.
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.
A virus recognizes the starting point on the DNA to be packaged inside its protein shell
A bacteriophage – a virus that attacks bacteria – assembles into an infectious species using a powerful nanomachine to stuff its DNA into a protein shell. In several types of phage, this genome packaging motor is composed of several copies of large and small terminase subunits (TerL and TerS, respectively) that attach to a portal into the protein procapsid.
Incommensurate charge order in a low-dimensional superconductor
A team lead by Sara Haravifard from Duke University has conclusively and directly identified the subtle charge density wave phase in TPT emerging below 12K. The CDW couples to the superconducting transition and is suppressed by pressure at a critical point that maximizes the superconducting Tc. The promise of engineered high temperature superconducting materials, which could revolutionize computing, energy, and transportation industries, drives ongoing fundamental research into the interplay between SC and CDW order.
2021 CHESS Users' Meeting - Save the Date!
The 2021 CHESS Users' Meeting will take place on June 8/9, 2021 as a virtual meeting with plenary sessions, poster sessions and workshops held online and accessible for participants remotely.
Asking Good Questions - Outreach workshop leads to Critical Thinking
Florianna Blanton, outreach coordinator at CHESS, presented to a group of Cornell Graduate students on Wednesday, March 10. The virtual discussion highlighted the unique ways in which graduate students can perform outreach with teachers and k-12 students in the area.
CHESS user examines material under thermo-mechanical loading - with goal to develop predictive material modeling
Residual stress can have a tremendous effect on the performance and overall lifetime of materials. To understand the lattice strains that result in these stresses, researchers at CHESS are able to probe their samples with high-energy X-rays while simultaneously exposing them to heat, strain, and pressure.