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Issue No. 25
2015.12.15

FROM THE DIRECTOR


The snow isn't flying (yet), but the Fall CHESS x-ray run has concluded and the CESR-TA program is currently performing their experimental program. In January, CHESS will be upgrading x-ray optics at G-line, installing an additional x-ray beam position monitor in C-line, and making changes to the magnetic lattice in the storage ring (installing an additional quadrupole magnet). The new quad is part of an effort both to enhance the performance of the undulators and to improve CESR operations (better injection efficiency and greater stability and reliability). CHESS user operations will resume, as scheduled in February.

I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage you to read the short article below on the science workshops CHESS is hosting in June 2016. These workshops are an exciting opportunity for the CHESS user community to explore future possibilities.

-Joel Brock
Mini-workshop on XRF mapping and related experiments for cultural heritage research
The event will consist of two brief presentations that will review applications of macro-XRF in cultural heritage research, address feasibility of potential projects, and share general criteria for successful research at CHESS... more »
Save dates for exciting science workshops in June 2016!
June will be a busy time as our annual CHESS User's Meeting June 7th 2016 kicks off a series of six science workshops... more »
Monochromatic x-ray topography capability at CHESS
The CHESS monochromatic x-ray topography capability was reported on this summer at SRI-2015. The system, annually available at station C1, consists of a beam expanding monochromator, 6-circle diffractometer... more »
New light shed on crystalline and electronic structure correlations in organic thin films
Organic electronics are a commercially well-established technology in the markets of lighting and displays. But harvesting the benefits of organics for many other electronic applications - especially the reverse process... more »
New method of 3D visualization for amorphous materials
X-rays have long been the world-leading tool for crystallography, which allows researchers to make highly accurate atomic-scale maps of the perfect repeating structures that occur in crystals... more »
CHESS user Ober wins two awards in photopolymer science and technology
The Society of Photopolymer Science and Technology cites his outstanding achievements in photopolymer science and technology and the "Development of new advanced photoresist for microelectronics"... more »
Xraise hosts Hour-of-Code sessions
Hour of Code is a global movement that encourages students of all ages to try a one-hour introduction to computer science and the basics of coding through fun block tutorials... 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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