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2017  Nov 1 - Dec 21

2018  Feb 7 - Apr 3
2018  Proposal/BTR deadline: 12/1/17

2018  Apr 11 - Jun 4
2018  Proposal/BTR deadline: 2/1/18

Issue No. 40
From the Associate Director
This month's issue includes my favorite types of articles: awards to users, CHESS technology development, and science spurred on by chance observations of everyday phenomena. We congratulate "rising star" Kyle Lancaster on receiving a Sloan Fellowship, and Olena Vatamaniuk for receiving a Schwartz award supporting women life scientists conducting innovative, risk-taking research. On the technology front, scientist Arthur Woll writes about work with graduate student David Agyeman-Budu and a Canadian user group that garnered the cover art on this month's issue of Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy; visiting scientist Dr. Lee talks about optimizing tapered glass capillary x-ray optics. On the science front, coffee drinkers should read about how KAUST scientists discovered how to achieve excellent semiconductor properties across large polycrystalline films while contemplating their morning brew. And finally, if you know any community college students, let them know about the great opportunities for them to experience research at CHESS this summer.
-Ernest Fontes


                     March 15 - April 24

                     May 17 - June 29 (proposals due 3/20/17; BTRs due 4/17/17)

                     October 11 - December 21 (proposals due 8/1/17; BTRs due 9/10/17)


                     March 31


                     May 16 - 18


                     June 6 - 7

A chance observation of crystals forming a mark that resembled the stain of a coffee cup left on a table has led to the growth of customized polycrystals with implications for faster and more versatile semiconductors... more »

X-ray fluorescence imaging is a versatile technique for nondestructive analysis of trace element distributions... more »

CHESS is a leader in designing and fabricating single-bounce x-ray capillary optics technology for over 20 years. CHESS capillaries are designed to have rotationally symmetric ellipsoidal shapes to intercept a large beam area, and thus are suitable focusing optics... more »

Assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have been named recipients of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowships that support early career faculty... more »

CHESS user Olena Vatamaniuk, associate professor of crop and soil sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, along with an immunologist and a molecular biologist each received awards... more »

CHESS is continuing our tradition of bringing bright and eager community college students from across New York State to participate in research for this coming summer. The program's name SRCCS... more »
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), a national user facility, is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF award DMR-1332208. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University. Structural biology at CHESS is supported by MacCHESS award GM-103485 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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