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$54 million grant will spur new research at Cornell’s synchrotron

More than 1,200 users bring their projects to Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Source each year, but for every research proposal that is accepted, another is denied due to a lack of available X-ray beamtime. On Monday, CHESSannounced a $54 million award from the National Science Foundation that will support more projects than ever before at the particle accelerator.

The cooperative agreement with NSF will expand the facility’s research capacity and encourage new partnerships with federal labs, universities and industry over the next five years. Under the banner of the new Center for High Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS), the funds will add four X-ray beamlines and bring new staff on board to make research accessible to scientists who are not X-ray experts.

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