The CHESS Machine Status Board is refreshed every 15 seconds.

Details about upcoming x-ray runs.


The CHESS New User Guide is a step-by-step guide to help you to apply for beamtime, how to get ready for your experiment, what to do when you get here and how to report when you leave. 

Users at CHESS must complete safety training before working in any of our laboratories or experimental areas.

Submit a proposal, apply for beamtime, take online safety quiz, submit annual report.

Use the links below to jump to the desired beamline listing, or scroll down to see the full list of CHESS beamlines and their capabilities.

List of detectors by name and model.

Ithaca, New York is a small town in Upstate New York, and is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College.

This page details the information needed to ship samples or equipment to CHESS. Please note that we cannot adjust beam time if your materials do not arrive in time.

Computing resources at CHESS are integrated with those of the host laboratory, CLASSE.

An acknowledgment of funding sources must appear on all publications resulting from the use of CHESS/MacCHESS facilities leading to publications, whether or not they are copyrighted.

Here you will find calculators that may be helpful to your experiment.