Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies User Facility: Yes

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The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to state of the art expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with a focus on nanoscience integration. Integration is the key to exploiting the novel properties of nanoscale materials and creating new technologies. CINT’s scientific staff and capabilities are organized around four interdisciplinary science thrusts which address different challenges in nanoscience integration.

  • In-Situ Characterization and Nanomechanics: Developing and implementing world-leading capabilities to study the dynamic response of materials and nanosystems to mechanical, electrical, or other stimuli
  • Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials: Discovery, synthesis, and integration of optical nanomaterials; exploitation and characterization of emergent or collective electromagnetic and quantum optical phenomena, from nanophotonics and metamaterials to quantum coherence.
  • Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials: Synthesis, assembly, and characterization of soft, biomolecular, and composite nanomaterials that display emergent functionality.
  • Quantum Materials Systems: Understanding and controlling quantum effects of nanoscale materials and their integration into systems spanning multiple length scales.

Interested parties may access the facility via the General User or Partner User access agreements. General Users are individuals or groups who need access to the CINT Facilities to carry out their research using one or more CINT capabilities. Access is requested through a semi-annual, peer-reviewed proposal process. Partner Users are individuals/groups/institutions who not only carry out research at CINT but also enhance the capabilities or contribute to the operation of the Center through new facility instrumentation or the support of personnel.

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