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.
The National Science Foundation will support a “sub-facility” at CHESS. Other federal and state agencies, private foundations, academic institutions, and private industry will become partners, supporting and developing other portions of 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.
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.
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.
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.
This NYS funded project is creating more than just jobs in research, it is sparking advanced manufacturing across the region.
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.
The CHESS summer research students are here! Read more about our undergraduate student program...
Wilson Synchrotron Lab