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Facility Description 

The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) helps users design and create new interface materials—materials that do not exist in nature—with unprecedented properties for the next generation of electronic devices.

Creating new interface materials with unprecedented properties, by design rather than by serendipity, is accomplished in PARADIM through a synergistic set of user facilities dedicated to theory (figuring out where to put the atoms for useful behavior), synthesis (putting the atoms in the targeted positions), and characterization (seeing that the atoms are indeed in the desired positions).

Each of these world-class user facilities is equipped with the latest tools, techniques, and expertise to realize this materials-by-design dream. Users from throughout the nation are using PARADIM to discover and create interface materials for the next generation of electronics and optoelectronics. These new materials are enabling novel ways for electrons to carry information in solid-state devices and efficiently interact with magnetic, electrical, and optical stimuli.

Upcoming Events:

Summit on Big Data and Cyberinfrastructure in Materials Research 
Cohosted by PARADIM and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology

Big Ten Conference Center, Chicago, IL
November 21-22, 2019
(By invitation only)


Group

PARADIM User Meeting @ MRS 
Boston, MA
December 4, 2019
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2020 PARADIM Summer School @ Cornell 
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Probing Local Structure, Chemistry and Functional Properties of Materials
Cornell University
June 7, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Application available December 15, 2019 (Watch this space!)


2020 PARADIM Summer School @ JHU
(TBD)
Johns Hopkins University
June 14, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Application available December 15, 2019 (Watch this space!)



Past Events:

2019 PARADIM Summer School @ Cornell 
Customizing Oxides with Atomic Layer Precision and Measuring their Electronic Structure:  A summer school on MBE+ARPES
Cornell University
July 7, 2019 – July 12, 2019
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2019 PARADIM Summer School @ JHU
4th Johns Hopkins University Summer School on Materials Growth and Design: Discovery in the Era of Big (Materials) Data
Johns Hopkins University
July 7, 2019 – July 13, 2019
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PARADIM User Meeting @ MRS 
Boston, MA
November 28, 2018
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DMR2D @ MRS 
Boston, MA
November 25, 2018
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NSF 2D Materials Data Framework Training Workshop
Baltimore, MD
November 11 - 15, 2018
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