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X-RAY RUNS: Apply for Beamtime

2017  Nov 1 - Dec 21
2017  Proposal/BTR deadline: 9/1/17

Issue No. 44
2017.07.17
From the Associate Director
If you were here at the beginning of July, you would have seen flow in both directions: the last of our spring x-ray run users were going home while a stream of more than 50 undergraduate students and faculty began arriving to begin summer projects! With Cornell professor Carl Franck helping out this summer, read the article by Lora Hine on how the CHESS SUNRiSE program is trying an innovative plan combining home-institution faculty with local staff to provide summer research experiences for undergraduates. With the x-ray source down for the summer, the list of construction and remodeling projects is much larger than typical because of the need to get a head start on the major CHESS-U construction that will commence in the middle of 2018. See below how major components are moving out and in, although not mentioned in that article is the complete replacement of the control system at the G-line stations, as well as the pending installation of a new extra-large hutch that will extend the capabilities of the F2 station; pictures coming in the near future. And keeping x-rays on our minds, note that the fall 2017 running periods and proposal deadlines are now posted on the CHESS web site. Enjoy your summers!.
 
-Ernest Fontes
 

2017 X-RAY RUNS

                     November 1 - December 21 (Proposals/BTRs due 9/1/17)


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