The solutions to many of today’s challenges will be found at the frontier of advanced materials research and will require collaboration across synthesis, characterization, fabrication and theory. While good ideas can be generated anywhere by anyone, scientific opportunities are often concentrated among select groups. National user facilities democratize access to world-class expertise and instrumentation, acting as innovation multipliers on the scientific enterprise.
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Chong, L., Raja, A. It’s your lab: collaborative, multidisciplinary science at the Molecular Foundry. Nat Rev Mater 8, 142–143 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-023-00533-5