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Center for Nanoscale Materials

CNM Research Groups

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is pursuing world-leading research programs in several major areas. These programs exploit the unique electronic, magnetic, structural, chemical, and optical properties of individual, assembled and ordered nanostructures.

The CNM also works with its partner user facility at Argonne, the Advanced Photon Source (APS), to provide access to world-leading and unique characterization methods. As a principal component of its mission, the center capitalizes on the brilliance of the APS for a Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline. The capabilities and focus of the CNM complement those of the other U.S. Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers.

Research Group

Nanofabrication and Devices

We fabricate, integrate and manipulate nanostructures, including incorporation—under cleanroom conditions—of elements that couple mechanical, optical, and electrical signals to produce working nanofabricated structures.
Research Group

Theory and Modeling

We use a variety of levels of theory, including electronic structure, molecular dynamics, electrodynamics and quantum dynamics, as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches, to understand and predict nanoscale phenomena.