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2017  Nov 1 - Dec 21

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

Issue No. 45
From the Associate Director
While many of our users are busy, as are our scientists, analyzing and presenting results at summer conferences and workshops, the CHESS technical and engineering staff are tearing down and rebuilding whole sections of the lab as part of the CHESS-U upgrade project and preparations for it. See the article by Katie Moring for some impressive pictures. On a much smaller scale, don't miss an article by Jeney Wierman about the testing of compound refractive lenses (CRLs) for microbeam experiments, in her case applied to serial crystallography and BioSAXS. We're confident that as the CHESS x-ray source size gets smaller, CRLs will become even more efficient and desirable for many research needs. And lastly, besides some good science reports, read about the workshops hosted at the CHESS Users' Meeting in biology and engineering, as well as an x-ray fluorescence tutorial for high school teachers. Enjoy the rest of your summer...
-Ernest Fontes


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

Technological advances making it possible to image micronutrients in plant tissues are giving Cornell scientists additional tools to develop crops that thrive in marginal soils... more »

Using extremely high-tech X-ray fluorescence, researchers at Cornell University have detected an unexpected trace element in manuscript pages dating back to the 13th to 16th centuries... more »

Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner more than 50 years ago... more »

A great challenge at many x-ray beamlines is to direct x-rays into in a very small, very clean footprint while maintaining high photon flux. This is especially important when illuminating very small samples... more »

Unlike most years, this year there are unusual external forces shaping the CHESS running schedule and planning for the CHESS future... more »

Staff in Wilson Lab have been very busy during our summer break from User Operations. This is a time when we focus on maintenance of the synchrotron and CESR, upgrading systems and equipment, and preparing for CHESS-U... more »

As part of Xraise's initiative to provide high school teachers and educators with state of the art technology to use in their classroom, the outreach group has acquired two Bruker handheld x-ray fluorescence... 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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