User Facilities

Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs)

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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 ».pdf file (33KB)

For more information about this research area, please contact Dr. George Maracas.

Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)

at Brookhaven National Laboratory

The CFN is one of the five Nanoscale Science Research Centers created by the Department of Energy to investigate, understand, and exploit the unique characteristics of materials and phenomena at the nanoscale.

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)

at 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.

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)

at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The CNMS integrates nanoscale science research with neutron science, synthesis science, and theory/modeling/stimulation.

Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM)

at Argonne National Laboratory

The CNM focuses on research in advanced materials, complex oxides, nanophotonics, and bio-inorganic hybrids.

The Molecular Foundry (TMF)

at 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.

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