A Winning CHESS Opening
This October, the new user facilities at the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will open their doors to researchers. This opening follows a major upgrade project, known as CHESS-U, which establishes CHESS as one of the world’s leading X-ray sources.
The driving force behind Cornell Compact Undulators at CHESS
Researchers at CHESS are working to further improve the already impressive CHESS Compact Undulator, or CCU. Within the new NSF-funded CHEXS award, Sasha Temnykh is developing a new driving mechanisms that will add variable gap control and even better tuning of the device, both desirable qualities for a variety of experimental needs.
Synergistic Co−Mn Oxide Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reactions
Researchers employed synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) at CHESS to investigate the synergistic interaction of bimetallic Co1.5Mn1.5O4/C catalysts under real-time operando electrochemical conditions.
Predicting and measuring residual stresses in additively manufactured components
"Researchers developed an advanced computational model to predict the residual stress state in a bridge shaped part and compared the simulated data with experimental results obtained at CHESS, finding good qualitative and quantitative agreement."
NSF Delegation visits CHESS
Last month, Linda Sapochack, NSF Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR), Clark Cooper, Senior Advisor for Science and Head of the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities in the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and NSF Program Director Guebre X. Tessema visited CHESS to see the newly upgraded facility.
Cornell Particle Accelerator Receives $7.1M Grant from Air Force
Arthur Woll the Director of Materials Solutions Network at CHESS explains some of the practical applications of their research.
CHESS receives Air Force funding for materials subfacility
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will create a new materials research subfacility, thanks to $7.1 million in funding from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).
Heat Harvesting with Cellulosic Membranes
"Wood-based ionic conductors are flexible, lightweight, biocompatible and based on sustainable materials that can enable large-scale manufacture and suitable for low-grade thermal energy harvesting."