Nanoscale Science Research Centers
cornerstone of the BES effort in nanoscience is the development and
operation of five new Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs)
to support the synthesis, processing, fabrication, and analysis of
materials at the nanoscale.
NSRCs are designed to be the Nation's premier user centers for interdisciplinary
research at the nanoscale, serving as the basis for a national program
that encompasses new science, new tools, and new computing capabilities.
Together, the Centers provide a gateway to existing major BES user
facilities for X-ray, neutron, and electron scattering.
will be housed in a new laboratory building near one or more existing
BES facilities for X-ray, neutron, or electron scattering. These
new buildings will contain: clean rooms; laboratories for nanofabrication;
one-of-a-kind signature instruments; and other instruments (e.g.,
nanopatterning tools and research-grade probe microscopes) not generally
available except at major user facilities.
The other four NSRCs are:
Click here to download a trifold brochure (PDF) that provides an overview
of all 5 NSRCs.