A new paper appearing in the International Journal of Fatigue reports the first implementation of a real-time data analysis method for ff-HEDM, which can extract meaningful
A new paper appearing in the journal “Protein Science” and authored by CHEXS-supported graduate student Robert Miller demonstrates for the first time
Recent research performed at CHESS gives insight into intermediate stages of Rubisco’s catalysis mechanism.
Super Cornell Compact Undulator (sCCU) Compact Variable-Gap Undulator with Hydraulic-Assist Driver and Enhanced Magnetic Field
Characterization of 128 x 128 MM-PAD-2.1 ASIC: a Fast Framing Hard X-ray Detector with High Dynamic Range
Nonprecious transition metal nitrides as efficient oxygen reduction electrocatalysts for alkaline fuel cells
CHEXS users have discovered a class of nonprecious metal derivatives that can catalyze fuel cell reactions about as well as platinum, at a fraction of the cost.
Analysis of a three-dimensional slip field in a hexagonal Ti alloy from in-situ high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy data
For the first time, a microscale plastic strain field (also known as crystallographic slip) has been non-destructively reconstructed in 3D in a deforming alloy.
How two cancer drugs can look the same but behave differently - revealed by serial room temperature crystallography
Many cancer cells require the enzyme glutaminase synthase C (GAC) to grow well.
Utilizing the unique focusing optics, flexible sample space, and SAXS capabilities at the FMB-beamline, a group of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology measured the r
EGCG, a polyphenol compound found in green tea, has a proven anti-cancer effect.
AFRL and Boeing collaborate with CHESS to enable real-time measurements of high performance thermoplastics in 3D printing composites processing.
In a new publication, the team of Louise Debefve and Chris Pollock (both at the PIPOXS beamline at CHEXS) have evaluated 80 different DFT methods to reproduce the experimental geometries of Pt comp
Testing for the Continuous Spectrum of X-Rays Predicted to Accompany the Photoejection of an Atomic Inner Shell Electron
Echoing classical physics, quantum electrodynamics predicts the release of a spectral continuum of electromagnetic radiation upon the sudden acceleration of charged particles in quantum matter.
New in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction research using the FAST beamline tested cold-spraying in additive manufacturing.
New research based at the QM2 beamline reports detailed investigations of low temperature charge and magnetic superstructures in Ba4Ir3O10.
Recent developments at station ID7B2, jointly operated by MacCHESS and the HP-Bio project of CHEXS, demonstrate the use of high-pressure crystallography to examine the response of macromolecules to
Grain-scale deformation of a high entropy alloy using synchrotron high energy diffraction microscopy
New research that exploited the unique strengths of the FAST beamline produced some of the first measurements of individual grain deformation in high entropy alloys.
Hydrogen fuel cells generally require expensive and scarce platinum catalysts in order to function.
Intertwining quantum order and non-trivial topology is at the frontier of condensed matter physics. In a new paper appearing in the journal Nature Materials, a team lead by M.
In spring 2021, the fourth generation of Rotation and Axial Motion System (RAMS IV) load frame was commissioned with X-rays at the Struct
This is perhaps the first reported study of the temperature dependence of the dimensions of the high pressure unfolded state of a protein.
Sydor and the Cornell Detector Group worked with CHESS staff and users throughout both the original and commercial development of these new detectors, where CHESS served as a crucial venue for syst
Autonomous materials development using in situ laser annealing and scan-probe, grazing incident x-ray microdiffraction.
During the 2021-1 run cycle at the FMB-beamline of MSN-C, an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at Cornell University demonstrated the first use of an AI-directed, fully-automated process
A team lead by Sara Haravifard from Duke University has conclusively and directly identified the subtle charge density wave phase in TPT emerging below 12K.
A bacteriophage – a virus that attacks bacteria – assembles into an infectious species using a powerful nanomachine to stuff its DNA into a protein shell.
Investigation of porosity, texture, and deformation behavior using high energy X-rays during in-situ tensile loading in additively manufactured 316L stainless steel
A high-energy x-ray study of 316L stainless steel produced by laser powder bed fusion used x-ray tomography to understand porosity in the manufactured samples, and then observe the effect of these
A recent effort has verified the capability of MSN-C to characterize Department of Defense-relevant parts with typical thicknesses, bend, and welded features.
Grain-resolved temperature-dependent anisotropy in hexagonal Ti-7Al revealed by synchrotron X-ray diffraction
Synchrotron measurements of a titanium alloy reveal anisotropic coefficients of thermal expansion that would not be able to be seen with bulk measurements.
Research on the synthesis of CuFeS2, an exciting semiconductor, outlines a method to verify its phase purity and investigate its properties.
New research from a large team from 5 Universities and 2 National Labs reports on a new family of iridium halide materials that provide the best-yet realization of the ideal quantum limit for spin-
Pressure is a fundamental thermodynamic parameter controlling the behavior of biological macromolecules. In many cases pressure alters molecular shape and therefore also the biological function.
In situ X-ray radiography at CHESS, in conjunction with ex situ X-ray computed tomography (XCT), was employed to study the origins of fiber-induced clogging during 3D printing of fiber-filled polym
X-rays quantify stress gradients at twin boundaries, which can drive fatigue failure in nickel-based superalloys.
Predicting crack initiation in engineering alloys is a significant challenge. The comprehensive work of Gustafson and collaborators reported here employs four different high-energy x-ray techniques
A key enabling technology for the recent CHESS-U upgrade was the CHESS Compact Undulator (CCU).
Revealing Filler Morphology in 3D-Printed Thermoset Nanocomposites by Scanning Microbeam X-ray Scattering
3D printing leads to many defects and interfaces within printed parts. Failure during performance in the road-to-road and layer-by-layer processed parts appears at these interfaces and defects.
Recent research at CHESS provides a framework by which the single crystal elastic constants of complex alloys can be determined experimentally in a straightforward manner.
Validation of Welding Model for Digital Twin of Thick-Plate Joint: Mapping Residual Strains in HSLA Steel using High Energy X-rays
The U.S. Navy is seeking to establish digital twin prototypes across the Fleet.
The authors present an updated “small-polaron hopping model” to include contributions of decoupled pathways for the flow of electrons in spinel oxides.
Quantum materials research involves manipulating and measuring the collective quantum states of electrons in materials.
Particle storage rings are highly complex scientific instruments and minute changes in temperature, position or current through one of its many magnets can
To study how protein structures are impacted by external pressure a team of researchers developed a novel diamond anvil cell optimized for the study of macromolecules
Rather than analyze diffraction data with a physics-based X-ray model to try to extract structural information chosen a priori, a team comprised of researchers from CHEXS, Cornell
The recent upgrade of the storage ring has positioned CHESS as a synchrotron facility that is well-suited for in situ studies of materials dynamics with sub-microsecond temporal r
Setting Carriers Free: Healing Faulty Interfaces Promotes Delocalization and Transport in Nanocrystal Solids
Researchers employed synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) at CHESS to investigate the synergistic interaction of bimetallic Co1.5Mn1.5O4/C catalyst
Diamonds are for focusing and monochromatizing: Chemically vapor deposited diamond crystal as medium resolution X-ray monochromator
Serial crystallography is a method for obtaining structural information on an atomic level of a protein, without the need for large protein crystals.
Li metal has long been considered the ideal anode material for Li rechargeable batteries. In this study, researchers employed synchrotron-based X-ray imaging methods at CHESS to image the evolution
Some of the highest-temperature superconductors and other strongly correlated quantum materials exhibit an anisotropic electronic phase, called nematic phase, where electrons spontaneously break th
Probing the Micromechanical Response of Crystalline Phases in Alternate Cementitious Materials using 3-D X-ray Techniques
3-D X-ray absorption and diffraction-based characterization techniques are powerful tools to quantify the micromechanical response of Alternate Cementitious Materials (ACMs).
Measuring very large data sets of X-ray diffuse scattering allowed researchers to identify how different forms of local order in ferroelectrics correlate with their properties.
Shape memory alloys see use in numerous aerospace and biomedical applications, but their wider use is limited by functional fatigue.