The mission of the Core Center of Excellence in Nano Imaging (CNI) is to promote and advance the science and application of research tools for imaging, visualization, and analysis of nano- through meso-scale features and structures, both man-made and natural, including biological structures.
Our services include new user training, scientific support, and collaboration for current users, as well as services to industry and other external entities. A fulltime technical staff supports the user group and their diverse research activities. CNI is governed by co-Directors and an internal Advisory Committee. The shared instrumentation user facility houses major instrumentation, including electron microscopes, X-ray tools, and related instruments.