The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is a DOE Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology. The mission of the NSRCs is twofold: to enable the external scientific community to carry out high-impact nanoscience projects through an open, peer-reviewed user program, and to conduct in-house research to discover, understand, and exploit functional nanomaterials for society’s benefit. To fulfill this mission, CNM houses the most advanced facilities for nanoscience research and employs world-class scientists who are experts in nanoscience and nanotechnology who enjoy working with external users.
The CNM was constructed under a joint partnership between 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, enabling unprecedented views deep within nanomaterials.