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.
CHESS has proposed that the NSF support a “sub-facility” at CHESS. This allows other federal and state agencies, private foundations, academic institutions, and private industry to become partners with 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 Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences at CHESS (CHEXS @ CHESS) includes several beamlines optimized for high-energy X-ray science in biological sciences, engineering and materials research.
The NSF funding is provided by the Division of Materials Research, the Directorate of Biological Sciences and the Directorate of Engineering.
Advances in synchrotron instrumentation and techniques developed by the CHEXS scientific and technical staff as well as the scientific advances made by CHEXS users both contribute to the intellectual merit of CHEXS.
CHEXS staff have a long history of developing technology in order to create fertile ground for research innovation.
CHESS is uniquely able to support non-traditional synchrotron research communities, train graduate students and post-doctoral research associates, provide training and mentorship programs for under
This short brochure provides an overview of the NSF-funded CHEXS lab, featuring facts and figures about our users and research, as well as some of the high impact stories at CHEXS.