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.
CHESS works with businesses and industry on non-sponsored and sponsored faculty research support; sponsored research from external sources; use of research facilities; and technology transfer.
InSitµ powers through the toughest materials at CHESS
Macromolecular x-ray science at CHESS
CHESS’s new Funding Partners will capitalize on the opportunity to acquire and access world-leading synchrotron x-ray facilities.
CHESS believes that science can be a driving force for economic growth.