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.