CHESS typically provides beamtime to users for 120 days per year distributed over three cycles.

This guide provides detailed information for Users whether in-person or remote.

Submit a proposal, apply for beamtime, take the User Exams, and more here.


CHESS Deadlines

2022-23 Operations Calander

Users at CHESS must complete safety training before working in any of our laboratories or experimental areas.

CHESS users gain access to a wide range of resources both at the facility and across campus.

An acknowledgment of funding sources must appear on all publications resulting from the use of CHEXS/MacCHESS/MSN-C facilities leading to publications, whether or not they are copyrighted.

Ithaca, New York is a small town in Upstate New York, and is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College. Besides being known for the two colleges here, the area is also well known for its many waterfalls, gorges, and wineries.

This page details the information needed to ship samples or equipment to/from CHESS. Please note that we cannot adjust beam time if your materials do not arrive in time.