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Electrons Around Cornell Tower
Issue No. 1 2013.12.16 
Joel Brock From the Director

Dear CHESS Users,

I am proud to introduce CHESS's new electronic newsletter. Arriving each month, it contains announcements and messages from the User Programs Office, updates on new CHESS experimental and technical capabilities, CHESS news items, and recent science highlights. CHESS is a vibrant, constantly evolving laboratory and our goal is to keep the CHESS User Community well informed. I hope you find the newsletter to be both useful and convenient and look forward to seeing you on the experimental floor in the near future.

Joel Brock, Director


Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2014
Next X-Ray Run: February 19 - April 1, 2014
CHESS Users' Meeting: June 10-11, 2014

Fig1: F beamline spectral brightness Future Vision for CHESS
CHESS is a leader in developing experimental techniques and technology using high energy, high flux x-ray beams, addressing topics ranging from metal fatigue to battery technology to high pressure materials science to the dynamics of biomolecules.     more »
Matt Ward New Oxygen-Free, Environmental Glovebox Facility
CHESS has added an MBraun Labmaster glovebox to its suite of sample preparation facilities ...    more »
Furnace GISAXS/GIWAXS Furnace Ready For Action
Two user groups have used a new, custom-built glass tube furnace (Absolute Nano, Plymouth, MI), now available for general use at G1, for in situ studies of thermal behavior in thin films ...    more »
Ada Yonath Nobel laureate talks life expectancy, antibiotics
One hundred may one day be the new 80, but it may be some time before living past 80 is a global standard for life expectancy, said Nobel laureate Ada Yonath ...    more »
Fig1: Diffractometer Creating real-world conditions in the laboratory for studying material behavior
Even though a metal seems like a strong material, everyone knows a metal paper clip can be broken quite easily by bending it back and forth ten or twenty times ...    more »
Fig1: Nanoparticles Nanoparticles Show Unusual Fusion
Ostwald ripening is a familiar effect - think of small water droplet condensing on a cold window pane. Sooner or later larger droplets form that will grow at the expense of the smaller ones. Now imagine this random process proceeding in a highly organized way ...    more »
Sol Gruner and Joel Brock A History of Science: Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source
Driving up Campus Road in the afternoon, you can see many varsity and club athletes practicing on Alumni Fields. But 40 feet underneath them and half a mile ...    more »
Maker Faire Xraise “Junk Genies” win big at 2013 Maker Faire
Xraise, the CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education) outreach program, traveled to the 2013 Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science this fall. The Maker Faire is an annual event held by Maker Media (publisher of MAKE Magazine) ...    more »

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), a national user facility, is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences under NSF award DMR-0936384. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.