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Center for Nanoscale Materials

CNM Scientific Themes

Research at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is consolidated under three crosscutting and interdependent scientific themes. Collectively, they aim at the discovery and integration of materials across different length scales at the extremes of temporal, spatial and energy resolutions.

Research Area

Theme I – Quantum materials and sensing

The goal of this theme is to combine CNM’s expertise in synthesis, fabrication, characterization and theory on nanometer length scales to discover fundamental mechanisms and materials for quantum information and sensing.
Research Area

Theme III - Nanoscale dynamics

The goal of this theme is to study excitation-driven energy flow and structural transitions in nanoscale materials on femtosecond to millisecond timescales over angstrom to macroscopic length scales.