Argonne National Laboratory


30 Attendee Spots Available

Attendees will tour Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) with some of the world’s leading scientists. You'll see CNM’s superlubricity and scanning probe microscopy laboratories and the Hard X-Ray Nanoprobe at the Advanced Photon Source—the brightest X-ray beam in the Western Hemisphere.

The tour will also include a 45-minute guided exploration of CNM’s 17,000-square-foot clean room where scientists discover and investigate materials as small as one nanometer (about 90,000x smaller than the diameter of a human hair!)

Exact areas of access for this adventure are subject to change if scientific testing is in progress.

  • Date: Friday, November 9th

  • Time: 2pm – 4pm, please arrive 15 min. early

  • Location: Argonne Information Center, Northgate Road, Lemont, IL

  • Requirements: Long pants and flat, closed-toe shoes; no sandals or sleeveless shirts. Minimum 16 years old. A state/federal photo I.D., such as driver’s license or passport, is required to obtain a visitor pass.

  • Note: Attendees must register by October 30, 2018, using their name as it appears on their photo I.D. There is an approval process for non-U.S. citizens that can take up to five business days. Non-U.S. citizens, including legal permanent residents will need to provide copies of their INS documents, such as permanent resident card or passport and visa and any other supporting documents, if applicable.