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Issue No. 21


Like many academic departments, CHESS has a summer season that brings welcomed rest and recharge before the long x-ray running period this Fall. While this issue gives the reader a respite from detailed technical and science articles, take my word for it the staff are busy at work with repairs, upgrades, writing up recent results, and mentoring summer student projects. Instead, this month we highlight some of the activities of our Xraise outreach program, Cornell graduate student Katie Silberstein we're pleased to add to our ranks of post-doctoral associates, and MacCHESS post-doc TK Chua who's pushing the envelope on pressure-cryocooling of protein crystals. You can also read about the strong showing CHESS had at the international SRI conference held in Manhattan, and, last but not least, read about how the respectfully-named "Battermen" team from CHESS won the Cornell intramural softball championship.

-Ernest Fontes
CHESS joins the fun at SRI 2015
One of a small number of spectacles typically missing from New York's famous Times Square is a collection of several hundred of the world's experts in synchrotron radiation. That void was briefly filled from July 6-10... more »
Impact of solvent and polymer additives on heterojunction solar cells
When building solar cells made from inorganic bulk heterojunctions (BHJ), donor and acceptor semiconducting materials are deposited from solution and phase separate. This phase separation... more »
MacCHESS post-doc applies pressure
MacCHESS post-doc TK Chua seeks to understand the operation of enzymes that operate on gases, such as carbonic anhydrase and nitric oxide synthase, by applying the pressure-cryocooling technique to trap gas molecules in their active sites... more »
CHESS User Profile: Katharine Silberstein, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Katharine (Katie) Silberstein is in her final year as a graduate student in the Abruña Electrochemistry Lab here at Cornell University... more »
Summer down projects continue at Wilson Lab
This summer down, the ERL has been moved from the CHESS East area out to the CESR L0E area and a mini-loop is in progress of being built... more »
Battermen win Cornell intramural softball championship
Started in 2011, the Battermen (named in tribute to the lab's first director, Boris (Bob) Batterman), have represented CHESS in the Cornell University Summer Softball league. The team is comprised of CHESS staff, graduate students... more »
Finding Nemo with Xraise
Jasmine leans over an empty Fuji water bottle, cutting two half-dollar sized circles a few centimeters apart from one another.  After placing convex lenses in each hole, she gingerly glues each lens... more »
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