photo credit: Jon Reis
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity X-ray
source which provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials
The National Science Foundation, NSF, supports the Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences at CHESS ( CHEXS at CHESS) and operates beamlines optimized for the structural characterization of quantum materials, structural metals and biological systems, as well as X-ray spectroscopy of systems ranging from enzymes to energy materials.
- After the successful CHESS-U project, users will now see an extraordinary boost in beam quality from the insertion devices available at each of the beamlines.
- By eliminating one of the counterrotating beams, the accelerator team is now able to focus solely on positrons, creating some of the world’s brightest X-rays for research.
Latest News From CHESS
- Researchers use CHESS to map protein motion 2020/03/09
- Twisting the helix: salt dependence of conformations of RNA duplexes 2020/01/13
- Welcome back users! 2019/10/29
USA, Ithaca (New York)
Energy: 6 GeV
Operational Beamlines: 7
Horizontal emittance: 30 nm rad
Vertical emittance: 0.3 nm rad
Proposals for beamtime can be submitted three times a year and remain active for up to two years. Proposal deadlines can be found here.