The following science pages will show how X-rays have become a mainstream tool for examining the structure and function of our material world, both living and not, with an eye towards designing new materials, solving technological problems, and even curing diseases.

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Few would have guessed that huge particle accelerators would today be some of the most promising new tools in art history and archaeology!

Biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and medical professionals seek to understand the structure and function of biomaterials and living systems.

Real-time in-situ x-ray scattering provides a wealth of information useful for understanding chemical reactions and phase transitions in advanced technologies.

In order to move forward in the development of better energy materials, new materials need to be developed to increase efficiency and lifetime of batteries.

The areas of engineering sciences research at CHESS are closely aligned with interdisciplinary research around the world.

The synthesis of new materials, and the discovery of new phenomena in those materials, forms a foundation for innovations in a multitude of health, technology and industrial applications.

As one of the pioneer synchrotron radiation laboratories that was built more than twenty years ago, CHESS has played a significant role in the development of x-ray technology.