Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies: MPA-CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to the establishment and leadership of a scientific community dedicated to nanoscience integration challenges.
CINT is one of five NSRCs throughout the U.S. that form an integrated national program, affiliated with major facilities at the DOE’s National Laboratories, to cover the diverse aspects of nanoscience and technology. In addition to CINT’s Gateway to Los Alamos Facility, the center 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 through its core facility in Albuquerque.
Condensed Matter and Magnet Science
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Pulsed Field Facility
Los Alamos provides unique resources to the Pulsed Magnetic Field Laboratory of the NHMFL in the form of a 1.4 GVA inertial storage motor-generator for high field pulsed magnets. In addition to the 60 Tesla Long Pulse Magnet powered by the motor-generator, the NHMFL features capacitor-driven pulsed magnets.
The NHMFL supports a user facility open to all qualified users, develops magnet technology in association with the private sector, and advances science and technology opportunities using high magnetic fields. Take a virtual tour of the NHMFL at Los Alamos.
Correlated Electron Materials Thrust
We also have a strong scientific and applied interest in novel plutonium and actinide materials. Broadly, our materials physics thrust is composed of three interconnected efforts: materials preparation/crystal growth, thermodynamic and transport measurements at extreme conditions (pressure/temperature/magnetic field), and low-energy spectroscopies.
Thermal Physics Thrust
Superconductivity Technology Center: MPA-STC
develops energy efficient superconductor technologies in collaboration with American industry and universities.
Physics of high temperature superconductors (HTS); pulsed laser ablation of HTS and associated oxide films; ion beam assisted deposition of aligned films; HTS tape processing; development of dielectrics and multiferroics; superconducting power applications; carbon nanotube synthesis and applications.
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Sensors & Electrochemical Devices: MPA-11
applies fundamental knowledge of materials science and electrochemistry to national security challenges, with a focus on alternative energy systems and sensors.
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Materials Chemistry: MPA-MC
provides molecular and materials chemistry solutions for national security interests including core weapons programs, emerging energy security issues, and threat reduction applications.