The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) explores the unique properties of materials and processes at the nanoscale. The CFN is a user-oriented research center whose mission is to be an open facility for the nanoscience research community and advance the science of nanomaterials that address the nation's energy challenges.> User Proposal System
The CFN has hosted a broad range of research investigations in nanoscience since its inception in diverse research areas, such as efficient catalysts, fuel cell chemistries and architectures, and photovoltaic (solar cell) components. Scientists and engineers can take advantage of the wealth of Facilities, Capabilities, Expertise, and Personnel that CFN has to offer, like:
CFN scientists are experts in these advanced techniques, equipment, and approaches. Collaborating with our in-house experts is a resource available to Users for the benefit of their research; however, collaboration is not a requirement for access to the CFN facilities. All of our Facilities, Capabilities, Expertise, and Personnel are well integrated with each other, which can help you achieve your scientific goals, can help you cultivate new avenues of interest, or can assist you in maximizing your bottom line.