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Argonne National Laboratory is home to a number of rare facilities, which allow scientific users from universities, other national laboratories and private industry to carry out experiments and pursue groundbreaking discoveries that would otherwise not be possible.

These facilities, which require resource commitments well beyond the scope of any non-government institution, provide Argonne scientists and engineers — and those who visit us from all corners of the globe — with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs and improve quality of life for humankind.

The Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne accesses these rare facilities and resources:

Advanced Photon Source

Advanced Photon Source

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) provides bright, high-energy storage ring-generated x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines.

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is home to some of the world’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to research on projects of national and global importance.

Center for Nanoscale Materials

Center for Nanoscale Materials

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) provides state-of-the-art infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research, with capabilities that range from nanofabrication to X-ray microscopy.

Materials and Engineering Research Facility

Materials and Engineering Research Facility

Research at the Materials and Engineering Research Facility (MERF) promotes the development, validation and ultimate commercialization of advanced material chemistries.