Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory

S. Baryshev
Euclid TechLabs LLC,
United States

Keywords: nanoscale science, user facility


The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instrumentation, and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nano science and nanotechnology research. Academic, industrial, and international researchers can access the center through its user program for both nonproprietary and proprietary research. The center's goal is to perform basic research and instrumentation development that explores ways to tailor nanoscale interactions by creating, visualizing, and assembling hybrid nanomaterial architectures for energy-related research and development programs. High-impact staff and user science is accommodated within the primary cross-cutting theme of "Energy and Information Transduction at the Nanoscale" that addresses grand challenges in energy and information conversion and transport (transduction), while furthering the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) missions of energy generation, storage, and efficiency. The CNM is a DOE Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology. It was constructed under a joint partnership between the DOE and the State of Illinois, as part of DOE's Nanoscale Science Research Center program. Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (APS) plays a key role in the shared CNM/APS hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline that allows unprecedented views deep within nanomaterials.