PARADIM users can also have access to related fabrication facilities in the Cornell Nanoscale Facility and related characterization facilities in the Cornell Center for Materials Research and at Johns Hopkins. Within the context of the approved scope of work, for the purpose of characterizing materials grown within PARADIM, PARADIM will pay for the fees for use of these affiliated resources. Users should request time and access as part of the original PARADIM proposal. Successful proposals will be allocated “credits” for use of these facilities at no net charge to the user.
The Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) offers a broad range of hands-on nanofabrication resources to users, including some of the most advanced lithography resources in the country. Examples of appropriate tasks under the PARADIM affiliation would include fabrication of Hall bars, TLM or van de Pauw structures, simple diodes and tunneling structures via simple lithography and thin film processing, and materials and surface characterization via SEM, AFM, EDS, and standard electrical testing. These can be accomplished at no cost to the user (i.e. fees are paid by PARADIM to CNF). Users requiring expanded access to CNF resources for broader research purposes can apply for broader access via the CNF User Program on a fee for service basis). www.cnf.cornell.edu
CNF is supported by NSF under ECCS-1542081 as part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. CNF is a separate facility and laboratory; additional training and safety orientation may be required.
The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) offers a broad range of materials processing and materials characterization resources in support of its research program and user program. Examples of resources that would be appropriate under the PARADIM affiliation would include, for example, x-ray diffraction, SEM, EDS, AFM, FIB, and other TEM resources not included above. As related to characterization and processing of samples grown within PARADIM, these can be accomplished at no cost to the user (i.e. fees are paid by PARADIM to CCMR). Users requiring expanded access to CCMR resources for broader research purposes can apply for broader access via the CNF User Program on a fee for service basis). www.ccmr.cornell.edu
CCMR is funded by NSF under DMR-1120296 as part of the MRSEC program. CCMR is a separate facility and consists of multiple laboratories; additional training and safety orientation may be required.
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity x-ray source that provides users state of the art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental and materials sciences.
Examples of resources that would be appropriate under the PARADIM affiliation would include high energy X-rays, X-ray diffraction, reciprocal space mapping, high-energy powder diffraction and PDF, low temperatures and custom sample environments, near-field and far-field diffraction and topography, polarimetry, resonant and non-resonant scattering, In situ thin film growth and surface manipulation, & In situ loading SAXS, ASAXS, GISAXS, WAXS, XAFS.
These experiments can be accomplished at no cost to the user through PARADIM. Users requiring expanded access to CHESS resources may apply for additional beamtime through a proposal process. www.chess.cornell.edu
CHESS is a national user facility, and is supported by the National Science Foundation under award DMR-1332208. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.