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Prof. Sol M. Gruner
162 Clark Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: (607) 255-3441


The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity X-ray source supported by the National Science Foundation and located on the campus of Cornell University.  Directed by Prof. Sol Gruner, CHESS provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences.  MacCHESS, a NIH Research Resource, supports beamlines for protein crystallographic studies.

Prof. Gruner's research areas of interest include biological physics, polymer and other soft condensed matter physics, X-ray and synchrotron radiation science, scientific instrumentation and technique development, and development of novel X-ray detectors.  As a member of CHTSB, he is developing the technology for high-pressure cryocooling, a new method for protecting protein crystals from radiation damage during X-ray diffraction experiments.

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