Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials U.S. Department of Energy

Materials Synthesis Facilities



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Biosynthesis Methods

  • Peptide and DNA synthesis
    (E. Rozhkova, Nanobio Interfaces Group)
  • Nanobio hybrid synthesis
    (T. Rajh, Nanobio Interfaces Group)

Hierarchal assembly

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Hierarchical Assembly

  • Bottom-up polymeric and bio-templating as well as lithographically directed self-assembly
    (S. Darling, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group; E. Rozhkova, Nanobio Interfaces Group)

Molecular beam epitaxy

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Molecular Beam Epitaxy

  • Complex oxide nanoferroelectric and nanoferromagnetic materials and devices created using a DCA R450D Custom MBE instrument
    (A. Bhattacharya, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group)

Nanoparticle synthesis

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Nanoparticle Synthesis Laboratories

  • EMMD:  core-shell colloidal nanoparticles, Langmuir-Blodgett methods
    (X. M. Lin)
  • Nanophotonics:  new routes to functional nanophotonic materials via advanced colloidal synthesis and lithographically assisted synthesis
    (Y. Sun)
  • Nanobio Interfaces: Synthesis of metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles, and quantum dots; functionalization; post-self-assembly processing via dip-coating, external field, spin-coating, and ultrasound; surface modification of nanoparticles
    (T. Rajh, E. Shevchenko)
  • Size-selected cluster facility: cluster-based nanomaterials for nanophotonics and nano(photo)catalysis
    (S. Vajda, Nanophotonics Group)
    • Controlled deposition of size- and composition-selected metal clusters with masses up to 2000 amu for the fabrication of highly monodisperse materials at the sub-nanometer scale
    • Clusters as uniform building blocks for the synthesis of larger nanostructures.

microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

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Physical vapor deposition

  • Thin film deposition via magnetron sputtering and electron beam evaporation (Lesker CMS Lab-18) as well as thermal evaporation (Lesker PVD-250)
    (D. Rosenmann, Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Group)
  • A Lamda Technologies microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) instrument for the growth of nanocrystalline diamond is available in the cleanroom facility
    (A. Sumant, Nanofabrication Group)
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