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Announcement | Center for Nanoscale Materials

CNM call for high-impact nanoscience and nanotechnology user proposals

Deadline for submission: March 3, 2023.
The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience & nanotechnology research. The CNM provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for design, synthesis, characterization, and theory & modeling to significantly advance the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanoscale systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain.  
Prospective users are encouraged to contact CNM Staff prior to submission to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the capabilities of interest to them within CNM’s research groups.
Proposals to use CNM instruments and capabilities are welcome and can be submitted at this time. During limited operations at Argonne, the CNM is currently accepting internal and external users on-site in a limited capacity. In addition, some CNM staff can schedule users via mail-in samples or remote user sessions such as video conferencing. More details about current site access information can be found on the CNM website. Contact your CNM Scientific Contact (SciCon) or the CNM User Office for information on the status of your requested capabilities.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 pm on Friday, March 3, 2023. Review the steps for becoming a user and guidelines for proposal submission, including a preregistration step.  
The CNM holds three calls-for-proposals per year.  
Queries can be directed to cnm_​useroffice@​anl.​gov

About Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials
The Center for Nanoscale Materials is one of the five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers, premier national user facilities for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale supported by the DOE Office of Science. Together the NSRCs comprise a suite of complementary facilities that provide researchers with state-of-the-art capabilities to fabricate, process, characterize and model nanoscale materials, and constitute the largest infrastructure investment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The NSRCs are located at DOE’s Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. For more information about the DOE NSRCs, please visit https://​sci​ence​.osti​.gov/​U​s​e​r​-​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​/​U​s​e​r​-​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​-​a​t​-​a​-​G​lance.

Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://​ener​gy​.gov/​s​c​ience.