The CNM user program provides access to equipment and technical expertise and is open to academia, industry, government agencies, and research institutes worldwide that have questions in nanoscience or nanotechnology that they wish to address.
Access is obtained via brief peer-reviewed proposals with no charge for users who intend to publish their results. Access is also available on a cost-recovery basis for proprietary research that is not intended for publication.
The CNM is mandated to offer user access only 40 hours per week, which is accommodated Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Prospective users are encouraged to contact CNM staff members to learn more about the science and capabilities at the CNM. Multi-user facility projects that could benefit from the use of the CNM, Advanced Photon Source (APS), and/or Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) also are possible.