Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Helping you understand, create, and characterize nanomaterials


CINT is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility providing users from around the world access to state of the art expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

See our News & Events page for all the latest CINT research highlights and events.
Quantum New Mexico Symposium tour group explores CINT's CORE Facility.
CINT Scientist selected 2022 Brimacombe Medalist.
New Flat Light Source for Secure Quantum Communication.
CINT Scientist to lead materials science organization.


Special Announcement

Beginning July 5, Los Alamos National Laboratory will require masks onsite, regardless of vaccination status.
Information for subcontractors, guests, and visitors:
  1. Subcontractors, guests and visitors must show a vaccination card or photo image of the card (or proof of a negative COVID-19 test) before entering the LANL Badge Office.
  2. Effective July 5, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask while indoors, working within six feet of others, or riding in a vehicle with others.
  3. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your visit to the Laboratory.
  4. Use the daily health screening self-assessment checklist to determine health and wellness. Do not come to the Lab if you don’t feel well or answer “YES” to any of the questions.
  5. Mask standards must be observed. Acceptable masks: In order of efficacy, are N95s, KN95s, three-layered disposable masks, and cloth face masks. Cloth masks must have at least two layers of washable, tightly woven, breathable fabric (such as cotton). Cloth masks with filters are recommended. All face masks must cover the nose, mouth and chin, and fit snugly against the sides of the face.


Masks now required at four Sandia sites, including New Mexico
As of Friday, June 17, the community level is now designated high for Sandia/New Mexico in Albuquerque and masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Serial testing of unvaccinated employees at these sites is still in place.
Refer to Sandia’s COVID-19 Info webpage for masking guidance.
Masks are required while indoors and in the proximity of other people. Masks are not required while alone in an office or conference room. Personal masks that meet the guidance may be used. At Sandia/New Mexico, surgical masks and KN95/N95 respirators are available at the Badge Office in IPOC, at Medical (Bldg. 831), or by request from your division’s safety point of contact or manager.
Sandia protocols follow the Department of Energy’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan, which is informed by the CDC.

Save the Date!

CINT's Annual User Meeting is scheduled for September 20-22, 2022.
The 2022 CINT Annual Meeting will be held virtually, with registration required but at no cost to attend. Check back here for updates regarding topics, speakers, agenda, and registration!

Our next regular call for proposals will open September 1, 2022.
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

See our User Resources page for more information about our Spring Call for Proposals.


Welcome to state of the art facilities and equipment and world class scientific expertise.

Facilities link

The CINT user community can access research capabilities at the Core Facility in Albuquerque, NM and the Gateway Facility in Los Alamos, NM, as well as co-located facilities nearby.

flourescence imaging

CINT offers capabilities in Synthesis and Fabrication, Characterization, and Theory and Simulation in addition to our signature Discovery Platforms.


Back to top