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Issue No. 31
From the Associate Director

Well June is finally here and this newsletter finds us now in the middle of a month of meetings and exciting future-looking science workshops. The 2016 Users' Meeting announced to the user group a large upgrade CHESS is planning - going to single beam in CESR, turning around the west beamlines, and going to independently-tunable undulator sources for all experimental stations. Most of the remainder of this issue is focused on new capabilities in either spectroscopy, XRF mapping, BioSAXS workshop training, or upgrades to the A1 station to deliver x-ray beams with much higher energies. We want all users to participate in these upgrades by telling us about your needs for present or future experiments. Four of the six science workshops are now completed - look forward to a report next month. Remember, if you can't attend the workshops in person, you might join others who've followed the presentations and discussion via a YouTube Live stream!

-Ernest Fontes
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2016 X-RAY RUNS: May 11 - July 1


Mechanistic studies of homo- and heterogeneous, as well as biological catalysis, often seek to understand changes in chemical speciation during turnover... more »

The theme of this year's Users' Meeting, held June 7th at the Physical Sciences Building on the Ithaca campus of Cornell University, was "Creating a Brighter Future for CHESS, Users and Science"... more »

On Friday May 6, 2016, nine researchers from eight institutions in the USA and Canada attended a one-day webinar on x-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping led by CHESS senior scientist Arthur Woll and postdoctoral researcher Louisa Smieska... more »

The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) held its sixth highly successful BioSAXS Essentials workshop from May 13th to 16th, 2016... more »

The user communities for high energy x-ray capabilities at the A2 and F2 stations have grown considerably in the past few years, easily saturating the beamtime available for powder diffraction... more »

STEP, which stands for Science & Technology Entry Program, was first launched by the New York State Department of Education in 1986.  Cornell University's first STEP grant opened on July 1, 2015 and provides opportunities for 99 student participants... more »
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