Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Helping you understand, create, and characterize nanomaterials

Welcome to New Mexico!

CINT Facilities are located in Albuquerque and Los Alamos, NM.

Core Facility — Albuquerque, NM

The 96,000 square foot CINT Core Facility at Sandia National Laboratories in cint-buildings-sandia.jpgAlbuquerque is located on Department of Energy property on Eubank Avenue outside of Kirtland Air Force Base (Map (pdf)). It features low vibration for sensitive characterization, chemical and biological synthesis labs, a clean room for device integration, interaction areas and conference rooms, visitor office space, and high-speed communications. 

Access
Visitors to CINT's Core Facility must have a valid business purpose, and must make arrangements with a sponsoring CINT employee, prior to the visit. Your CINT host will work with you to obtain the proper badging and will inform you of the requirements for your visit.

Directions
Sandia/New Mexico is primarily located on Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) in southeastern Albuquerque. The Sandia Badge Office is located just east of the KAFB Eubank Gate at the Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC), 1611 Innovation Parkway SE.

Sandia's Badge Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. However, the office sometimes closes for meetings or special events. Visitors are advised to call the Security hotline at 505-845-1321 to verify that the office is open before planning a visit.

Climate
At an altitude of 4,957 feet, Albuquerque has a warm climate with wonderful warm summer afternoons and cooler summer evenings. Afternoon thunderstorms in July and August typically mark the “monsoon” season in northern New Mexico and generally pass as fall approaches with warm days and crisp nights. Winters are typically short with many mild, sunny days and just enough snow to support the local ski areas.

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Gateway Facility — Los Alamos, NM

The CINT Gateway Facility, located at Los Alamos National Laboratory infacility-card.jpg the center of the Materials Science Complex (Map (pdf)), brings together materials science
and bioscience capabilities. The 36,500 square foot laboratory and office building complex features approximately 11,000 square feet of laboratory space for
chemical and biological synthesis and characterization, biomaterials fabrication and characterization, optical microcopy and spectroscopy, physical synthesis, thin film fabrication, spatially resolved scanned probe characterization, and advanced computation.

Access
Visitors to CINT's Gateway Facility must have a valid business purpose and must make arrangements with a sponsoring CINT employee prior to the visit. Your CINT host will work with you to obtain the proper badging and will inform you of the requirements for your visit.

Directions
Los Alamos, New Mexico is located on the Pajarito Plateau, in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, just 90 miles north of Albuquerque. The LANL Badge Office is located on Casa Grande Drive, on the second floor of the Otowi Building (TA-3, Bldg. 261).

LANL's Badge Office hours:

However, the office sometimes closes for meetings or special events. Visitors are advised to call the LANL Badge Office at (505) 667-6901 to verify that the office is open before planning a visit.

Climate
Los Alamos (altitude 7,355 feet) has a mild, four-season climate. Summers have moderately warm days and cool nights with afternoon temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Afternoon thunderstorms in July and August typically mark the “monsoon” season in northern New Mexico and generally pass as fall approaches with warm days and crisp nights. Winters are typically short with many mild, sunny days and just enough snow to support the local ski areas.

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Climate and weather conditions can vary across Northern New Mexico and can change suddenly. Dress in layers and bring an umbrella, just in case. Our blue skies also mean you’ll need protection from the sun—wear sunscreen and your shades. And with our high altitude and low humidity, be sure to stay well hydrated.

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