The CHESS “Remote Access User Guide”
with information about safety training, the remote access user interface, sample shipping, and how to REACH CHESS
24/7 for support during a beamtime is available on the CHESS web site.
During the online CHESS town hall
on September 17th, CHESS staff demonstrated the new remote access capabilities to the approx. 120 users attending virtually.
Building on now several weeks of remote user operations experience, we continue to improve and expand remote access capabilities following the principle to provide essential support on site and do everything else remotely.
At this time, we are planning to continue operating all beamlines remotely during the January to March 2021 run cycle. We are now accepting beamtime proposals and beamtime requests (BTR) for this upcoming run at beamlines that are part of the Center for High Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS) at CHESS
The deadline for new beamtime proposals is October 28th and beamtime requests (BTRs) are accepted until November 18th. Proposals can be submitted through the online CHESS User Portal.
CHESS is up and running and supporting user research again. In this newsletter, we feature recent quantum materials research at the NSF-supported CHEXS. Researchers at the QM2 beamline
and the MagLab
collaborated to understand a previously-overlooked charge-density-wave phase in UPt2Si2
The CHESS response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the facility’s nimbleness and ability to innovate under challenging conditions. The facility staff and user community were asked to meet incredible challenges under extraordinarily difficult circumstances and they delivered.
Joel Brock, Director, CHESS
Elke Arenholz, Associate Director, CHESS