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Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Deadline for submission:  Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Successful applicants will be able to use CNMS facilities starting February 1, 2012
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 in order to carry out studies that will significantly advance our understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanomaterials systems.  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 listed below.  In particular, prospective users are encouraged to submit proposals that utilize and exploit synergies of research capabilities in two or more of these areas, and proposers of experimental nanoscience research are encouraged to request theory/modeling/simulation collaborations as appropriate. The CNMS provides research capabilities in the following areas for users:
Macromolecular Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials Theory Institute
Imaging Functionality
Nanofabrication Research Laboratory
 - Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials
Functional Hybrid Nanostructures
Chemical Functionality
Electron Microscopy, Neutron & X-ray Scattering

Please see Highlighted Capabilities listed for each set of related capabilities in the attachment.  The CNMS website provides detailed descriptions of specific CNMS Research Capabilities that are offered to users, and this list of capabilities is duplicated in checklist form on the downloadable CNMS User Proposal Form .  Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS staff members in the respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.
The deadline for submission of user research proposals is October 19, 2011.  Please review the Guidelines for Submission of a CNMS User Research Proposal (below) and the Instructions for Submitting a Proposal .  Approved projects will be granted access to CNMS facilities during the period February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
Source: Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences