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.
This month marks the official start of user operation at CHESS and all three partner programs
CHESS teaches hundreds of students per year in x-ray science. See what makes our lab on Cornell campus a training ground for the next generation of synchrotron scientists.
The big changes at CHESS you’ve been hearing about for the past couple of years are taking place.
The CHESS-U upgrade requires the construction and installation in CESR of a large number (~100) of new magnets.
Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at CHESS is opening up some new areas of research bridging the arts and sciences.
The InSitu group at CHESS measures modeling activity for the development of structural materials and applications. See how Caterpillar validates their engineering models.
CHESS is a high-intensity x-ray source which provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation for research in physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental and materials sciences.
Through the CHESS-U upgrade, the X-rays produced at CHESS are now brighter than ever. Combining these brilliant X-rays with new and inventive detectors developed by the Cornell Detector Group will provide new possibilities for X-ray experiments that are not possible today
CHESS is now accepting beamtime requests (BTR) for the January to March 2020 cycle.