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Issue No. 11
The transition to undulator operations became real last week when CHESS began to resume X-ray user operations after the summer down. It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of the transformation. During the summer down, we reconfigured the components of CESR to enable undulator operations. CESR is now operating in a new lattice. Two canted Cornell Compact Undulators in the West now power five of CHESS's eleven experimental stations. A-line has all new x-ray optics. Novel water-cooled diamond monochromators are handling the intense power density on A1 and A2. The G lines are seeing increased brightness. Combined with the suite of advanced area detectors acquired in the past year, these upgrades will enable tremendous new science. To help prepare users to take advantage of these advances, CHESS is offering two workshops this fall: "Bio-SAXS Essentials" and "XRF Mapping: GeoPIXE and the Maia." So, please "pardon our dust" as we commission these new facilities and begin planning your new experiments!


October 8 - December 9, 2014 - Proposal Submission  


     Getting Started in Biological Small-Angle X-Ray Solution Scattering:

October 30 - November 1, 2014 - Information  




♦  JOB OPENING:   Engineering Materials Specialist at CHESS/Cornell 

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