The five NSRCs are DOE’s premier user centers for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale, serving as the basis for a national program that encompasses new science, new tools, and new computing capabilities. Each center has particular expertise and capabilities in selected theme areas, such as synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; catalysis; theory, modeling and simulation; electronic materials; nanoscale photonics; soft and biological materials; imaging and spectroscopy; and nanoscale integration. The centers are housed in custom-designed laboratory buildings near one or more other major BES facilities for x-ray, neutron, or electron scattering and large scale computation which complement and leverage the capabilities of the NSRCs. These laboratories contain clean rooms, nanofabrication resources, one-of-a-kind signature instruments, and other instruments not generally available except at major user facilities. NSRC resources and capabilities are available to the international academic, industry and government research community for successfully peer-reviewed research projects. Read More » (33KB)
For more information about this research area, please contact Dr. George Maracas.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
The CFN focuses on understanding the chemical and physical response of nanomaterials to make functional materials such as sensors, activators, and energy conversion devices.
Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories
The CINT focuses on exploring the path from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro and macro-worlds.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The CNMS integrates nanoscale science research with neutron science, synthesis science, and theory/modeling/stimulation.
Argonne National Laboratory
The CNM focuses on research in advanced materials, complex oxides, nanophotonics, and bio-inorganic hybrids.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The Molecular Foundry is fully equipped with state-of-the-art, sometimes one-of-a-kind instruments providing laborites for materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, and molecular biology.