When you arrive

CHESS is located on edge of the Cornell University campus.  Upon arrival you will notice a distinct difference between us and other similar synchrotron facilities, there are no gates, our facility is completely open for all researchers.

Check In

Check In at the User Admin Office — Check in at the User Administration Office located at 286 Wilson Lab, 2nd floor Wilson to receive a dosimetry badge, building access and parking permit. If you are arriving after hours (after 4:30 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m.), you should go to CHESS operations.  (More instructions included in your confirmation letter).

Meet with safety officer

If your proposal / BTR was deemed hazardous at checkin your group will need to meet with your CHESS Safety Officer prior to work beginning.  To make this process go smoother please ensure that you have notified the CHESS Safety Officer of all solvents and hazardous items you plan on bringing.

Safety check-in is now being scheduled by the user office, 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival the user office will contact you to schedule your safety check-in.  This must occur M-F between the others of 8 am and 4:30 pm.  Weekend exceptions must be arranged well in advance. 

Perform Experiment

Having completed all previous steps, work may begin.