The beam is back!  After a long summer down, where RF transmitters have been moved, CHESS-U hutches have been assembled, and CESR realigned, CHESS is ready to bring back our users.  The proposal deadline has passed for this run, but we are always accepting proposals through our website.  Welcome back users! Users at the Beamline

Congratulations TeraPore Technologies!

TeraPore develops and manufactures filters with unprecedented performance through a proprietary and scalable block copolymer self-assembly technology. When fabricated into membranes, the polymers spontaneously form into highly uniform structures, creating precise holes (or pores) on the nanoscale. The benefits of these membranes include high permeability, allowing very high flow rates, and uniform pore sizes for highly precise nanofiltration.


Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

The multidisciplinary team, led by Tobias Hanrath, associate professor in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and graduate student Kevin Whitham, has fashioned two-dimensional superstructures out of single-crystal building blocks. Through directed assembly and attachment processes, the lead selenide quantum dots are synthesized into larger crystals, then fused together to form atomically coherent square superlattices.

Role models for future engineers

The school averages 320 children per year, 66% of whom, in 2014, receive free lunch, and 4% more receive reduced lunch. This large percentage of the school population is less likely to have: family backgrounds in the sciences and engineering, general background information to apply to solving problems in society, early school readiness skills for developing an inquiry focus, exposure to role models and innovators, and other privileged access to exploring the world at large.


CHESS user Ober wins two awards in photopolymer science and technology

The Society cites his outstanding achievements in photopolymer science and technology and the “Development of new advanced photoresist for microelectronics.” Ober is the Francis Bard Professor of Materials Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University and he and his students and post-doctoral associates have been long-time collaborators and codevelopers of techniques and technology for small-angle x-ray scattering capabilities with CHESS staff scientist Detlef Smilgies.