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Physical Sciences and Engineering

National User Facilities


Argonne’s user facilities provide researchers with open access to the most advanced tools of modern science. Each year, over 10,000 researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories use these facilities to perform new scientific research. Argonne’s Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate is home to several state-of-the-art national scientific user facilities.

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.