The EMC offers unique capabilities for electron beam characterization to solve materials problems.

TRACC applies high-performance computing to priority transportation challenges.

The CNM offers expertise, instruments, and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience research.

ATLAS studies the properties of atomic nuclei, the core of matter, and the fuel of stars.

The ALCF accelerates major scientific discoveries by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities.

The APS generates the most brilliant high-energy X-ray beams for research in the Western Hemisphere.

As a resource for the nation, Argonne operates scientific user facilities to serve researchers from universities, national laboratories, and private institutions.

Argonne is home to six national user facilities, which allow scientific users from universities, national laboratories, and industry to carry out experiments and pursue groundbreaking discoveries that would otherwise not be possible.

These user facilities, which require resource commitments well beyond the scope of any non-government institution, provide Argonne scientists — and those who visit us from all corners of the globe — with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve our nation’s competitiveness and quality of life.

Although many of the state-of-the-art user facilities were built to serve a specific discipline of the physical sciences, they have also made significant contributions to many other fields of importance, including biology and medicine.

More than 5,000 scientists conduct experiments at Argonne user facilities each year.

Argonne manages these national user facilities for several different federal sponsors and program offices:

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

U.S. Department of Transportation

User Facilities Online Registration System

The registration and proposal systems allow researchers to access the following facilities:

Step 1: Register
Complete the User Facility Registration form. If you have previously registered and the information provided has not changed, then proceed directly to Step 2.

Step 2: Submit a User Proposal
Log in to the User Facility Proposal System and complete a single-facility or multi-facility proposal.

Online registration for other user facilities: