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Research Facilities

Argonne National Laboratory is home to some of the world’s most innovative research facilities. 

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) 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. 

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. The MERF also serves as a user facility that is open to outside organizations.