Exploring the Ultra Small: Tour CFN on July 28

Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where scientists study materials as tiny as a billionth of a meter

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory opens its gates to thousands of community members for its annual open house events, called Summer Sundays. Visitors get to meet the Lab’s scientists and tour a different world-class science facility each week, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Exciting science shows and hands-on educational activities are also available for the whole family, and it’s all for free!

This summer, Brookhaven Lab is open on Sundays July 14 through August 4. This Sunday will be the summer’s third event: Exploring the Ultra Small.

Come tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), where scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter! See our world-class clean room and the microscopes that researchers use to study our world at the nanoscale. Hands-on activities, including “virtual nano reality,” will also be available.

Exploring the Ultra Small: Tour CFN on July 28

Highlights from Exploring the Ultra Small 2018.

This week’s science show is the Magic of Chemistry. This fun show uses magic tricks and circus skills to help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity! Brookhaven scientist and chemical engineer Greg Doerk will also give a talk on “self-assembly.” Join him to learn why we want nanostructures to build themselves.

Reservations are not required, but visitors 16 and older must bring a photo ID. Visitors should check in at Berkner Hall and may arrive any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Arrive by 2:30 p.m. for the last tour of CFN. The Magic of Chemistry show will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Berkner Hall. A cafeteria and gift shop, also located in Berkner Hall, will be open until 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.

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