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CINT: Big Science AT THE Nanoscale


CINT Fall 2021 Call for User Proposals is OPEN!

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Fall 2021 Call for User Proposals is OPEN. We will be accepting proposals September 1-30, 2021.  

CINT expertise is available in these scientific thrust areas: In-situ Characterization and Nano-mechanics; Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials; Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials Systems 

Please see our Call for Proposals website for additional information and submit a proposal now!


CINT Annual Meeting

CINT 2021 Annual Meeting

The 2021 CINT Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our user community to join together with CINT scientists and leadership, share ideas and scientific results, and help to decide future directions for the CINT user program.

This year we will focus on three exciting and timely topics:

-Advanced Optical Microscopy
-Emerging Nanoscale Materials Research Aided with Ion Beams
-Hybrid Photonic and Quantum Low-Dimensional materials

Together, these topics represent growing areas of impact for the CINT program and users.

We have also extended our poster abstract deadline. The Virtual Poster Exhibit is an opportunity for our users and scientists at all levels to highlight their recent work, exchange ideas with researchers across disciplines, and make connections with potential collaborators.

  • We invite current users to submit poster abstracts. Abstracts should be 100-300 words. Please email your abstract to Heather Brown
  • We are limited in the number of posters we can accept, please register and submit an abstract early!

Register Here!


Important information for CINT users

We extend our best wishes to your families, friends, and colleagues, as the world confronts the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective immediately, All CINT facilities, along with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, will follow updated CDC guidance requiring face coverings in all buildings, even for those who are vaccinated.

At this time both the Core and Gateway facilities are open to the CINT user community. The Core no longer requires a quarantine for users traveling from within the United States, the Gateway currently has a 1-week quarantine unless users are fully vaccinated. Visitors coming to the facilities from international destinations will still require a quarantine period. We will continue to follow all New Mexico and lab COVID-19 requirements as they evolve.

The safety and health of the CINT community and their families is our top priority. All visits must be arranged in advance with the CINT user support scientist to ensure appropriate occupancy of each lab space before coming on-site.

If you have questions or if you have a user proposal related to COVID-19 research, please contact the CINT Program Leadership Team.


Next call for user proposals: 

Our Fall 2021 Call for proposals opened September 1 and runs till September 30, 2021. You can submit your proposals here starting September 1. Rapid Access proposals will not be accepted while the regular call is open.  Our next regular call for proposals will be open March 1-31, 2022.

Important information for CINT users: Phased reopening plans. Find out more.

CINT 2026: Learn about our vision for CINT in our strategic plan, CINT 2026 (pdf).

Learn more about CINT: Check out the CINT comic and CINT video.

User survey: If you are a current or recent CINT user, please complete our CINT User Satisfaction Survey.