The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of five nanoscale science research centers funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, provides state-of-the-art capabilities for the fabrication and study of nanoscale materials, with an emphasis on atomic-level tailoring to achieve desired properties and functions. The CFN is a science user facility, simultaneously developing strong scientific programs while offering broad access to its capabilities and collaboration through an active user program. The scientific theme of the CFN is the development and understanding of nanoscale materials that address the Nations’ challenges in energy security, consistent with the DOE mission. Access to the user program at the CFN is through a simple, peer-reviewed proposal process with a call for proposals that takes place three times per year.