CHESS: The New Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Cornell

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Science  12 Oct 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4415, pp. 157-161
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4415.157


A new synchrotron radiation laboratory, CHESS, will soon be completed at Cornell University. The facility will operate in a mode parasitic to high energy physics experiments on the new 8-billion-electron-volt electron-positron storage ring (CESR) at Cornell. Electron and positron beams have already been stored and the first photons have been extracted. When completed, the laboratory will be available to the scientific community nationally and will provide the most intense tunable source of high energy x-rays in the country.