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Issue No. 22
2015.09.15

FROM THE DIRECTOR


After an exciting summer filled with CHESS's first ever summer user operations, national and international meetings, summer student projects, and upgrades to both CESR and CHESS's x-ray beamlines, it is still a pleasure to see CESR literally begin to come back to life in preparation for the fall user run as I write. This issue of the CHESS eNewsletter contains items on some amazing user science ("supercrystallography" and self-seeding optics for the SwissFEL), summer student projects, outreach activities, information on the CHESS Users' Executive Committee, and the CHESS staff. Finally, congratulations to CHESS user Joshua Choi (University of Virginia) on winning a NASA early career award.

-Joel Brock
X-ray "Supercrystallography" helps the structural reconstruction of nanocrystal assembly from atomic to mesoscale
Synchrotron-based X-ray technique, called "supercrystallography", takes the structural analysis of nanocrystal assembly to an unprecedented new height... more »
Collaboration on "self-seeding" optics for the SwissFEL X-ray source
Latest generation free-electron lasers (FEL) generate x-ray radiation by amplifying shot noise produced as electron pass through a very long undulator. The x-ray pulses have many longitudinal modes... more »
NASA Early Career Faculty Award for CHESS user Joshua Choi
CHESS user Joshua Choi, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia, won a prestigious NASA Early Career Faculty Award for his project "Lightweight and Flexible Metal Halide Perovskite Thin Films for High Temperature Solar Cells"... more »
CHESS announces new Users' Executive Committee members
John Smedley, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Kyle Lancaster, Cornell University were voted into the two open positions on the CHESS Users' Executive Committee... more »
CHESS People on the Move - Fall 2015
Featuring: Darren Dale, Ph.D., Jesse Hopkins, Ph.D., Dragana Jusic, Dr. Margaret Koker, Kurt McDonald and Katharine (Katie) Silberstein, Ph.D... more »
Summer students fill research roles at CHESS
An important part of the mission of CHESS as a national user facility is its role training the next generation of students to fill roles in the varied fields in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM fields... more »
X-ray flourescence shines a light on earth science educators
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-invasive, non-destructive technique for elemental analysis utilized by scientists at CHESS and other institutions. Recognizing the broad applications of this type of technology, the Xraise... 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-1332208. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.
 
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