CNMS Hours of Operation

The CNMS is committed to providing its users with routine access to its facilities and instrumentation, as well as technical assistance when needed, during the Operating Hours listed below except on ORNL-wide holidays. Users are expected to schedule their work in advance in consultation with collaborating CNMS staff, and to recognize that individual staff members may have other obligations at specific times, but the intent is that someone will be “on-call” to assist users during these hours. Similarly, facilities and instrumentation may be reserved at specific times during these hours for maintenance or upgrades and for the conduct of CNMS-sponsored research but every effort will be made to give priority in scheduling to CNMS users during these operating hours.

Longer hours may be possible for certain facilities on an occasional basis, but only if special arrangements are made in advance. Such requests may be granted on a case-by-case basis subject to user proficiency and availability of equipment and staff.

CNMS Facility
Operating Hours
Macromolecular Nanomaterials
8:00am - 6:00pm, Mon-Fri
Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials
8:00am - 6:00pm, Mon-Fri
Scanning Probe Microscopy
8:00am - 6:00pm, Mon-Fri
Nanomaterials Theory Institute
8:00am - 6:00pm, Mon-Fri*
Nanofabrication (cleanroom) & Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials
7:00am - 5:00pm, Mon-Fri
Electron & Atom Probe Microscopy
7:00am - 7:00pm, Mon-Fri
X-ray Diffraction
8:00am - 6:00pm, Mon-Fri

* Refers to availability of theory research staff at the CNMS. The computing facilities are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and are supported by the NCCS User Assistance Center 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri and the ORNL Computer Operations staff at other times.

ORNL-wide Holidays

ORNL observes 10 holidays each year as listed below. In general, CNMS staff will not be available to assist users on these holidays unless special arrangements are made in advance.

2016 ORNL Holiday Schedule
  New Year’s Day Friday, January 1
  Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Monday, January 18
  Good Friday (Easter) Friday, March 25
  Memorial Day Monday, May 30
  Independence Day Monday, July 4
  Labor Day Monday, September 5
  Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24
  Companion to Thanksgiving Friday, November 25
  Companion to Christmas Day Friday, December 23
  Christmas Day Monday, December 26