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Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center

Research Facilities

Tools and expertise to drive manufacturing innovation

Argonne National Laboratory is home to some of the world’s most innovative manufacturing research facilities. Taken together with the laboratory’s broad diversity of research disciplines, the Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center offers access to expertise and capabilities found together only at Argonne.

Materials and Engineering Research Facility

Materials Engineering Research Facility

Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF) is an integral part of the laboratory’s Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center, as well as a user facility.

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. 

the MIRA supercomputer at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) provides access to leadership-class supercomputing capabilities and a team of expert computational scientists. 

Center for Nanoscale Materials

Center for Nanoscale Materials

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

the intermediate voltage electron microscope-tandem control console

Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy Facility-Tandem

The Intermediate Voltage Electron Microscopy (IVEM) Facility-Tandem Facility is used for in situ tandem electron microscopy studies of defect structures in materials.


Low-Energy Accelerator Facility

The Low-Energy Accelerator Facility (LEAF) is a 50 MeV/25 kW electron linear accelerator producing a wide range of radioisotopes for medical, national security, basic science and industrial applications

High-Throughput Research Laboratory

High-Throughput Research Laboratory

Argonne’s High-Throughput Research Laboratory (HTRL) provides highly automated and parallel approaches to the development of new materials.