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We encourages interested scientists from academia, government, and industry to submit proposals for PARADIM resources. All access to PARADIM resources are via an externally reviewed proposal process. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. We accept proposals for hands-on use of our thin film, bulk crystal, characterization, and theory facilities. PARADIM staff will instruct and assist users in meeting their experimental goals.  Projects can be conducted on-site by the user or remotely by collaboration with PARADIM staff.  Additionally, users may submit a “sample-only” proposal to request materials that they see in publications from other PARADIM users that were made in PARADIM facilities. These materials will be made by PARADIM staff using the optimized recipes that were developed within PARADIM facilities by the discoverers of these materials. PARADIM staff will also characterize the samples they supply in response to “sample only” proposal employing the same methods as the discoverers. Users requesting samples will be supplied with superimposed analysis data so they can see how the samples made for them by PARADIM staff compare to the original samples.

PARADIM facilities are exclusively for the growth and characterization of novel electronic materials and interfaces. Furthermore, the PARADIM is a materials-by-design platform. Users are encouraged, but not required,  to make full use of the iterative design loops involving the three aspects of PARADIM resources–Growth, Characterization, and Simulation–to develop and understand new interface electronic materials.

The User Information menu will direct potential users to the necessary resources for submitting a proposal and accessing PARADIM facilities.



User meeting title

2019 User meeting, Boston

Presentation videos 2019 finger

2018 User meetig

MRS User meeting 2018