Our vision is to become a world leader in nanoscale science by developing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials.
The distinguishing characteristic of CINT is its emphasis on exploring the path from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro and macro worlds. This pathway involves the experimental and theoretical exploration of behavior, the development of a wide variety of synthesis and processing approaches, and an understanding of new performance regimes, testing design, and integration of nanoscale materials and structures. Integration itself is key to the exploitation of nanomaterials, and the scientific challenges that it poses are at the heart of CINT’s mission.
Our outreach activities will bring together university faculty, students, other national laboratory scientists, and industrial researchers to propose, design, and explore the integration of new nanoscale materials into novel architectures and microsystems.
The influx of personnel and new ideas will lead to close partnerships among the participants and will add greatly to the excitement of doing research at this new frontier. CINT will work closely with other DOE nanoscience centers, with universities, and with industrial partners to explore relationships between nanoscale science and integrated functionality.