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.
Physical Sciences Building
The 2019 Synchrotron Essentials Workshop will provide practical training and guidance for planning and conducting synchrotron-based measurements at CHESS beam lines. We will introduce workshop participants to important techniques and topics such as x-ray spectroscopy, high pressure biology, and imaging / characterization of structural materials as well as highlight essential elements of proposal writing and experiment planning.