2020 PREM X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and EXAFS Workshop
"Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire workshop was conducted virtually using Zoom. Over three days, the workshop consisted of both didactic lectures and hands-on tutorials."
CHESS to restart in June for COVID-19 research
After almost two months, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will partially restart operations in June to conduct research related to treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Coil−Comb-Shaped Polypeptoid Block Copolymers
"Polymers that can self-assembly into a variety of nanostructures in solution are useful in many biomedical applications such as drug delivery."
RNA's magic begins with base-specific ion interactions
"These results fundamentally explain structural and functional differences between DNA and RNA that support their divergent biological roles."
Back in the Lab - John Conrad
Each Wednesday, a member of the CHESS technical staff visits the lab to do critical maintenance and inspections on the research equipment. Last week, John Conrad took some video of his excursion. Take a look behind the scenes during the stay-at-home order!
Fabricating, Characterizing and Understanding Nanocrystal Superstructures
"Nanocrystals are perfect periodic arrangements of atoms that only extend a few tens of nanometers in any direction and exhibit unique electronic, optic and/or magnetic characteristics "
Preparation and Characterization of Mesoscale Single Crystals
"It is expected that such bulk single crystals will enable fundamental understanding and control of emergent mesostructure-based properties in block-copolymer-directed metal, semiconductor, and superconductor materials."
3D Printing Face Shields at CHESS - Remotely
As the need for masks continues to grow, people at CHESS and CLASSE have been sewing and making masks, while a few people with access to 3D printers have also started to fill the void.