Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories

E. Vreeland
Senior Scientific LLC.,
United States

Keywords: nanoscale science, user facility

Summary:

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) began operations in 2006 and is jointly administered by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. This Center makes use of a wide range of specialized facilities including the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) at SNL and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at LANL. CINT’s vision is to become a world leading resource for developing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanostructured materials into the micro and macroscale worlds. This differentiating focus on nanomaterials integration involves the experimental and theoretical exploration of behavior over multiple spatial and temporal length scales, the development of novel synthesis and processing approaches, and an understanding of emergent behavior and new performance regimes. CINT focus areas are nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, complex functional nanomaterials, nanomechanics, and the nanoscale/bio/microscale interfaces. CINT has been especially successful in creating a growing number of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) – discovery science platforms that are readily delivered to users or employed in collaborations with CINT scientists.