The Fall 2014 Call for Proposals is now open. The deadline for submission is September 30. Please follow the new proposal submission guide using the proposal template.

During the open Call for Proposals, we will not be accepting Rapid Access proposals.

If you have recently been to CINT to work on your project, or are just finishing a project, please complete our CINT User Satisfaction Survey.

 

2014 User Meeting

Please join us at the CINT 2014 User Meeting, September 22-23, 2014 at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.

metamaterialsThe focused symposia will highlight:

1. The 6th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Metamaterials
2. Nanomechanical Response of Composite, Complex, and Thin Film Structures
3. Nanostructure in Polymers

Plenary speakers include:

Professor Federico Capasso from Harvard University
Professor William Gerberich from the University of Minnesota
Professor Michael Rubinstein from the University of North Carolina

Please see the preliminary agenda.

Registration and hotel room block are available. The room block is only available through this Friday, Sept 5. Please see the User Meeting page for more information.

 

NSRC Portal

On behalf of the NSRC community it is our pleasure to announce the DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers community website. Visit the NSRC Portal to see the specialties and capabilities of the NSRCs and learn about news and events. Click on the Communities map and learn where users come from in the US and from 45 countries. Find your scientific areas of interest and contact persons and learn how to become a user.

 

Science Highlight:

Nano-Enabled, Microfluidic Detection of Bacillus anthracis - R&D 100 Winner

anthrax detectionScientific Achievement

Using the unique optical properties and ability to surface functionalize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), a microfluidic lateral flow assay (LFA) was developed in CINT for the selective detection of Bacillus anthracis, the causal agent responsible for anthrax infections. The LFA component was integrated into a larger architecture to create a credit card-sized detection system (called BaDx - Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics) for use in low resource environments.

Significance

Integrated device enables the rapid, inexpensive detection of virulent B. anthracis in a manner that does not require technical expertise or specialized equipment, and reduces the risk of unintentional exposure and malfeasant use.

terahertz laserResearch Details

  • On-chip microfluidic culture using selective growth medium permitted target amplification over 6-24 hr
  • Self-decontamination rendered all components of the chip and assay free of infectious agents following detection
  • AuNPs surface functionalized with antibodies selective for two virulence factors, protective antigen (PA) and lethal factor (LF), expressed by B. anthracis
  • LFA with functionalized AuNPs (right) enabled rapid visual detection of virulence factors without specialized instrumentation

Contact: George Bachand

 

CINT Videos

In response from user requests, we are starting to film a virtual tour of CINT.
Please check out this first installment of 
1. an introduction to CINT and 
2. Jen Martinez and the capabilities within the Biosuite at the Gateway facility.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CINT Job Advertisements

Postdocs
We have a number of postdoctoral positions available. Please see the Sandia and Los Alamos job websites and search for keyword CINT.


 

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One Scientific Community Focused on Nanoscience Integration

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its Core Facility in Albuquerque and Gateway to Los Alamos Facility, CINT provides open access to tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world.