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Imaging and Characterization

Determining defects, discerning composition and structure, and observing interfaces at the nanoscale are challenges that require sophisticated tools.

Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source and electron and scanning probe microscopy capabilities at the Center for Nanoscale Materials make achieving these vital insights a reality.


National User Facility

Advanced Photon Source

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory provides ultra-bright, high-energy storage ring-generated X-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines.
National User Facility

Center for Nanoscale Materials

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instrumentation and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research.