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Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Helping you understand, create, and characterize nanomaterials


At CINT we are continuously improving our specialized capabilities in Synthesis and Fabrication, Characterization, and Theory and Simulation.

Capabilities Overview

Pulsed Laser Deposition

Through a combination of research expertise, specialized capabilities, and essential foundational techniques, CINT enables our users to perform multidisciplinary research that would otherwise not be possible. To address the research challenges of the future, CINT is continuously improving its current capabilities, exploring concepts that can lead to new experimental, theoretical, and computational methods, and selectively disinvesting in capabilities that are no longer state-of-the-art.

CINT offers capabilities in Synthesis and Fabrication, Characterization, and Theory and Simulation in addition to our signature Discovery Platforms that focus on specific aspects of nanomaterials integration. As you explore the capabilities, you'll see a contact listed under the description of each capability.  We strongly encourage prospective users to contact the person(s) associated with a capability of interest in order ensure that the capability will meet the needs of the user. We welcome user proposals that involve multiple capabilities.

CINT has made arrangements for users to access the other national user facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory: LANSCE and NHMFL. Prospective users whose research would require capabilities at CINT as well as these other user facilities can submit a joint user proposal.  See the User Facility section under the Facilities tab of our home page for details.

New Capabilities

Quantum Diamond Magnetometry Microscope
As part of the Quantum Sensed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Discovery Platform (QSNMR), scientists at CINT have assembled a Quantum Diamond Magnetometry Microscope. This new capability enables users to image magnetic fields with a noise floor of 1 µT/√(Hz) per pixel up to a 2x2 mm area with resolution down to a few 100 nm, from room temperature down to T = 3 K. This magnetometer utilizes the long quantum coherence of nitrogen vacancies in diamond—the same property that makes them a potential qubit platform—to detect small magnetic fields in a widefield mode. This is accomplished by integrating magnetic materials onto the surface of nitrogen vacancy-implanted diamond, pumping nitrogen vacancies with 532 nm laser excitation and high-power microwaves, and detecting the magnetic field through photoluminescence. This new capability will enable CINT scientist and users to, for example, rapidly image magnetic fields of magnetic materials, image current through fabricated devices, or even reveal the nature of superconductivity in materials.

Dr. Andy Mounce

Updated April 2020