As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research center, CNM is at the forefront of discovery science. It addresses national grand challenges encompassing the topics of energy, information, materials, and the environment. The center is also a vibrant member of Argonne National Laboratory’s scientific community, collaborating across the laboratory and forming research partnerships with other DOE user facilities at Argonne such as the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).
The scientific strategy of the CNM is consolidated under the following three crosscutting and interdependent scientific themes, noted below. Collectively, they aim to discover and integrate materials across different length scales, at the extremes of temporal, spatial, and energy resolutions: