The Essay Scanning Probe Microscopy in US Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers: Status, Perspectives, and Opportunities by Sergei V. Kalinin published in Advanced Functional Materials (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23, 2468-2476) provides an overview of current activities within the premier user centers for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale. The essay identifies SXSPM as one of the important future opportunities for scanning probe microscopy in the US.
The Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC) consist of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Molecular Foundry (MF) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) administered by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories, The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory.