Center for Functional Nanomaterials
The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) provides researchers stateof-the-art capabilities to fabricate and study nanoscale materials. The Center's focus is to achieve a basic understanding of how these materials respond when in nanoscale form. The CFN enhances scientists' ability to investigate the effects of nanoscale dimensions on materials' properties by providing new fabrication techniques, novel experimental probes and other research tools.
The CFN is LEED Silver certified facility. Its laboratories and cleanrooms are shielded from vibration sources as well as electromagnetic and radio frequency interferences. They are located on specially designed slabs on the ground level, flanked by two levels of offices, training and conference facilities. HDR designed the building to accommodate the future needs of researchers, with built-in flexibility that enhances its ability to be easily upgraded. The microscopy suite within the CFN boasts ultra quiet spaces with laboratories featuring temperature control within ±0.1° C.
- Sustainable Features: LEED Silver
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Size: 94,500 SF (8,750m2)
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
- Project Components: Amenity Spaces, Atrium, Cleanroom, Collaborative Space, Imaging, Laboratory, Laser Laboratory, Metrology Laboratory, Nanoscale Laboratory, Offices
- Project Type: Controlled Environment, Critical Environment, Nanotechnology
- Related Projects: Federal Architecture, Physical Sciences