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Argonne offers a number of unique technical capabilities to support its scientific and engineering staff as well as other researchers at federally funded laboratories, government agencies, academic institutions, and industrial organizations.

Certain considerations apply for using the services of these government-owned resources. Argonne resources noteworthy for their unique technical capabilities include:

The Central Shops Facility performs welding and brazing for high-vacuum applications, machining of radioactive materials, and a wide variety of custom fabrication techniques. Contact: Douglas Carvelli (630-252-5974)

The Glassblowing Studio makes custom-designed laboratory apparatus in a wide range of materials, including quartz and synthetic quartz. Contact: Joseph Gregar (630-252-3550)

The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory specializes in nonroutine analytical services, such as samples requiring unusual sample preparation or samples containing both chemical and radiological constituents. Contact: Nick Condon (630-252-2620)

Electronics Design and Fabrication specializes in software and firmware development, fabrication, engineering support, and long-term maintenance. Contact: electronics@​anl.​gov