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Posted: May 1, 2007
New nanocenter opening at Brookhaven National Laboratory
(Nanowerk News) On May 21, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will open its new Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a state-of-the-art facility for the fabrication and study of materials at the nanoscale.
The new Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Scientists from Brookhaven Lab and academic and industrial organizations throughout the northeastern U.S. are poised to move into the Lab's new Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), a facility aimed at developing nanoscale materials to help the U.S. achieve energy independence.
Some areas CFN scientists will explore include: nanostructured catalysts to improve the efficiency of fuel cells and manufacturing processes; technologies based on biological molecules to improve energy conversion and molecular self-assembly; and new electronic materials to improve energy storage and distribution and further the dramatic evolution of electronic devices.
Together with Brookhaven's existing and proposed facilities for multidisciplinary research of nanoscale structures and properties, the CFN – one of five nanoscale science research centers funded by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences within DOE's Office of Science – will serve as a focal point and enabler of advanced materials study in the northeastern United States.