The following science pages will show how X-rays have become a mainstream tool for examining the structure and function of our material world, with an eye towards designing new materials, solving technological problems, and even curing diseases.
CHESS users come from around the world and represent both academic and corporate communities.
CHESS has proposed that the NSF support a “sub-facility” at CHESS. This allows other federal and state agencies, private foundations, academic institutions, and private industry to become partners with CHESS.
With a strong commitment to education, CHESS provides experiences to students, educators and the public that make science familiar and accessible.
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source is a high-intensity X-ray source which provides our users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences.
In partnership between CHESS, the MagLab, and the University of Puerto Rico, the High Magnetic Field Beamline will serve convergence research between two large NSF facilities and train students from UPR to become future technology leaders.
X-rays can uniquely address fundamental, long-standing questions about the nature of matter in high magnetic fields. Unfortunately, facilities to enable this science are presently lacking... Until Now.
The NSF has awarded CHESS $32.6 million to build a High Magnetic Field (HMF) X-Ray beamline, which will allow researchers to conduct precision X-ray studies of materials in persistent magnetic fields that exceed those available at any other synchrotron.
For students, helping to design and develop this new facility will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.