Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Nanomaterials integration is one of many approaches we take in addressing a range of challenges, from human health to national defense.

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  • Group Leader
  • Ross McDonald (acting)
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  • Deputy Group Leader
  • Dmitry Yarotski
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  • Deputy Group Leader
  • James Werner
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  • Group Office
  • (505) 667-9243
First in-situ images of void collapse in explosives

Los Alamos researchers and collaborators demonstrated a crucial diagnostic for studying how voids affect explosives under shock loading.

Supporting discovery science and national security missions

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) is a multi-program organization involved in a broad portfolio of research that supports discovery science and national security missions.

We are a diverse organization of research scientists, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and students specializing in creating, characterizing, and understanding novel nanoscale materials and phenomena. The educational background and expertise of the staff spans biosciences, chemistry, materials sciences, physics, and engineering.

In addition to the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Gateway to Los Alamos Facility, which draws users from around the world, our experimental facilities include the following:

  • Laboratory for Ultrafast Materials and Optical Science (LUMOS)
  • Chemical/materials synthesis laboratories
  • Spectroscopy laboratories
  • Nanoscale electronics and mechanics laboratories
Key capabilities
  • Biologically inspired approaches to material design
  • Chemical and physical syntheses of nanoscale and nanostructured materials
  • Metamaterials
  • Optical, electron, and force microscopies and microscopectroscopies for imaging and characterization
  • Photonics and plasmonics
  • Ultrafast science