Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research
The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.
Scientifically high-impact proposals are sought that take advantage of any of the CNMS research capabilities. In particular, prospective users are invited to take advantage of new and recently upgraded CNMS capabilities for Chemical Imaging. Chemical imaging is the ability to create a visual image of the composition, structure, and dynamics of any given chemical sample. The goal of chemical imaging is to gain a fundamental understanding of complex chemical structure and processes with time-dependent spatial and functional characterization in four dimensions (space and time).
Approved projects will be granted access to CNMS facilities during the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 2, 2017. For more information on the Chemical Imaging and other CNMS capabilities, visithttps://www.ornl.gov/facility/cnms/output/call-user-proposals. Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS Staff Members in their respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.
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