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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

Titan Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope with Gatan K2-IS Camera
A state-of-the-art image-corrected monochromated Titan Environmental Transmission Electron microscope (ETEM), 300 kV, provides the capability to resolve reactions between materials and gaseous environments during atomic-resolution (1 Å) imaging. CINT has developed their own gas delivery system to expose the sample within the objective lens of the TEM to gases of H2, O2, CO, CO2, CH4, N2, Ar, He, air, or H2O up to 100 mbar of pressure during TEM imaging. This equipment provides dynamic information on catalytic and nanomaterials under reaction conditions. Lorentz microscopy and piezo stage control are additional features of this tool. Imaging may be performed in TEM or Scanning TEM modes, with collection from a Ceta camera or bright-field and dark-field STEM detectors. The ETEM is compatible with our current variety of in-situ TEM holder for cryo-EM, high-temperature, mechanical straining, and electrical biasing (see TEM laboratory capability). The ETEM has also been equipped with the Gatan K2-IS camera for either high-speed imaging, up to 1,600 frames per second or low dose imaging, down to single electron sensitivity with direct electron counting. There are no analytical capabilities currently available on the ETEM.

Dr. Katherine Jungjohann

Updated December 2018