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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)

Overview - VIDEO

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) offers the national and international user community access to staff expertise and state-of-the-art equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation. Users join a vibrant research community that brings together ORNL research staff, technical support staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborating guest scientists. The program accommodates both short-term and long-term collaborative research projects. Access is obtained through a brief peer-reviewed proposal with no charge for users who intend to publish their results in the open literature. Access is available on a cost-recovery basis for research that is proprietary and not intended for publication or public dissemination. CNMS also acts as gateway for the nanoscience community to benefit from ORNL’s neutron sources (SNS and HFIR) and computational resources. 

***Users should reach an agreement with staff on the extent of collaboration expected by users and ORNL staff, including coauthorship of resulting publications before work on the proposal is started ***

2021 ML & Automated Experiments in SPM - Recordings

2021 Joint Nanoscience & Neutron Scattering User Meeting


2021 AtomAI

2021 HoloLens Video

2021 Atom Probe Webinar

2021 Industrial Seminar

All you Need to Know to Conduct Industrial Research at the CNMS

2020 User Meeting Highlights

NSRC Workshop Summary


CNMS Virtual Tour