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September 25, 2014 — CHESS

First Light! CHESS Becomes a 3rd Generation Synchrotron

With first light passing through the x-ray optics and into the hutch on Wednesday, September 24, CHESS entered a new era as a 3rd Generation Source....
June 25, 2014 — CHESS

Hidden Picasso Painting Revealed with Cornell Help

In October 2012, a famous painting paid a short, hushed visit to Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory, where Cornell scientists used an X-ray detector to...
April 21, 2014 — CHESS

Cornell Synchrotron Receives $100M in NSF Support

Arduous, year-plus-long scrutiny by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has found the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) rich in...
September 15, 2009 — CHESS

Stimulus funds help synchrotron research, Energy Recovery Linac stay the course

- By Anne Ju - The National Science Foundation is continuing its support of Cornell's world-renowned synchrotron X-ray research facility, thanks in...
August 21, 2009 — CHESS

Cornell synchrotron unveils long-hidden Wyeth painting

- By Anne Ju - Stubborn layers of paint had kept them hidden for several decades, but the bluish, purplish and reddish hues of a 1919 painting by...
February 17, 2009 — CHESS

Image pinpoints all 5 million atoms in viral coat

Researchers decipher protective shield used by hundreds of viruses HOUSTON -- (Feb. 16, 2009) -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Rice...
January 16, 2009 — CHESS

First Molecular-Level Enzyme Images Could Improve Breast-Cancer Therapy

(BUFFALO, NY) Like watchmakers prying open a complicated timepiece, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and Hauptman-Woodward...
November 25, 2008 — CHESS

Nanomanufactured polymer film could lead to lower-cost solar cells

- By Bill Steele - You never know where basic research may lead. For decades materials scientists have been experimenting with a corkscrew-like...
August 7, 2008 — CHESS

VAI Finding Could Lead to Improved Osteoporosis Drug Design

Drug based on new information could be more potent with fewer side effects Grand Rapids, MI (July 31, 2008) – Researchers in the Laboratory of...
June 27, 2008 — CHESS

In 'novel playground,' metals are formed into porous nanostructures for better fuel cells and microchips

For 5,000 years or so, the only way to shape metal has been to "heat and beat." Even in modern nanotechnology, working with metals involves...