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Our Unique Research Facilities

Brookhaven scientists and visiting researchers are using state-of-the art facilities to solve fundamental questions and develop practical solutions to global challenges, from energy security to human health.

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

A premier user facility. While developing strong scientific programs, it offers broad access to its capabilities through an active user program. This Center provides researchers with state-of-the-art capabilities to fabricate and study nanoscale materials. The Center's focus is to achieve a basic understanding of how these materials respond when in nanoscale form. Nanomaterials offer different chemical and physical properties than bulk materials, and have the potential to form the basis of new technologies.

National Synchrotron Light Source II

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) generates intense beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light and offers an array of sophisticated imaging techniques to capture atomic-level “pictures” of a wide variety of materials, from biological molecules to semiconductor devices. NSLS-II has a nanometer-scale resolution—a key resource for researchers at Brookhaven's Center for Functional Nanomaterials—and will enhance the development of next-generation sustainable energy technologies and improve imaging of complex protein structures.