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User Facilities

To support U.S. industry, academic institutions, NIST, and other government laboratories, NIST operates two unique and valuable laboratory facilities—the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST).

NIST Center for Neutron Research

NCNR is a national user facility that provides cold and thermal neutron measurement capabilities to researchers from academia, industry, and other government agencies.

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) supports the U.S. nanotechnology enterprise from discovery to production by providing industry, academia, NIST and other government agencies with access to world-class nanoscale measurement and fabrication methods and technology.

 
Created July 7, 2015, Updated November 16, 2019