The 2015 Spring Call for Proposals has closed. The next call for proposals will be announced Sept 1, 2015. The database is currently open for Rapid Access Proposals. These should be limited in scope and have strong justification for expedited processing.

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2015 CINT Users Meeting

Please join us September 21-22, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico for our 2015 CINT Users Meeting!

Register now!

Plenary Speakers include:

  • Prof. Ian Robertson, Dean, College of Engineering of University of Wisconsin-Madison, well-known for microstructure evolution research in materials exposed to extreme conditions.
  • Dr. Carlo Montemagno, the Director of the Alberta Ingenuity Lab, Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems, and the Program Lead of Biomaterials at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, renowned in the development of experimental techniques to integrate metabolic functionality into materials through the engineering of biomolecular systems.
  • Prof. Claus Ropers from University of Göttingen, well-known for his research in the areas of ultrafast processes in solids, nanostructures and at surfaces. He was awarded the Carl-Ramsauer Prize, Nanoscience Prize (awarded by AGeNT-D) and Walter-Schottky Prize by the German Physical Society.

Symposium Topics:

  • Hybrid Photonic Materials Interactions for Integration and Novel Response
  • Real-time imaging od controlled nanoscale phenomena using S/TEM
  • Nanomotors & Molecular Machines: Understanding and Controlling the Catalytic Transport of Matter


NSRC Portal

On behalf of the NSRC community it is our pleasure to announce the DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers community website. Visit the NSRC Portal to see the specialties and capabilities of the NSRCs and learn about news and events. Click on the Communities map and learn where users come from in the US and from 45 countries. Find your scientific areas of interest and contact persons and learn how to become a user.


Science Highlight:

Nano-Enabled, Microfluidic Detection of Bacillus anthracis - R&D 100 Winner

anthrax detectionScientific Achievement

Using the unique optical properties and ability to surface functionalize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), a microfluidic lateral flow assay (LFA) was developed in CINT for the selective detection of Bacillus anthracis, the causal agent responsible for anthrax infections. The LFA component was integrated into a larger architecture to create a credit card-sized detection system (called BaDx - Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics) for use in low resource environments.


Integrated device enables the rapid, inexpensive detection of virulent B. anthracis in a manner that does not require technical expertise or specialized equipment, and reduces the risk of unintentional exposure and malfeasant use.

terahertz laserResearch Details

  • On-chip microfluidic culture using selective growth medium permitted target amplification over 6-24 hr
  • Self-decontamination rendered all components of the chip and assay free of infectious agents following detection
  • AuNPs surface functionalized with antibodies selective for two virulence factors, protective antigen (PA) and lethal factor (LF), expressed by B. anthracis
  • LFA with functionalized AuNPs (right) enabled rapid visual detection of virulence factors without specialized instrumentation

Contact: George Bachand


CINT Videos

In response from user requests, we are starting to film a virtual tour of CINT.
Please check out this first installment of 
1. an introduction to CINT and 
2. Jen Martinez and the capabilities within the Biosuite at the Gateway facility.










CINT Job Advertisements

We have a number of postdoctoral positions available. Please see the Sandia and Los Alamos job websites and search for keyword CINT.


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One Scientific Community Focused on Nanoscience Integration

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its Core Facility in Albuquerque and Gateway to Los Alamos Facility, CINT 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.