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The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment and culture to support scientific discourse and discovery that operates in accordance with Argonne’s Core Values. Argonne’s Code of Conduct sets expectations for everyone in the Argonne community – including users. Please review Argonne’s Code of Conduct and Argonne’s Code of Business and Ethics Conduct.


We think creatively, pursue innovative ideas, and deliver excellence to positively change our community, nation, and world.


We take personal responsibility for the safety, security, and well-bing of ourselves, those around us, and our environment.


We embrace diversity, value the perspectives and contributions of others, and act professionally toward all.


We are honest, keep our commitments, and take responsibility for our actions and outcomes.


We include and inspire others, share and communicate openly, and celebrate success as on Argonne team.

  • Everyone is responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination, and retaliation.
  • Retaliation of any kind against anyone who makes a good faith report is inconsistent with Argonne’s Core Values.
  • Behavior that is inconsistent with Argonne’s Core Values may result in suspension or revocation of Argonne access privileges. A User’s home institution will be notified.

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If you see or suspect unethical or illegal behavior, you may report your concerns via the mechanisms below:

This webpage is not part of the Argonne National Laboratory website or intranet and provides an anonymous mechanism for reporting unethical or illegal activity. All calls are confidential to the greatest extent possible.

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