Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, & Discovery of Interface Materials

An NSF Materials Innovation Platform

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PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials) is a materials innovation platform led by Cornell University. It is an NSF mid-scale instrumentation program supported in the Division of Materials Research. PARADIM seeks to create new interface materials with designed properties that could transform next generation electronics.  PARADIM, a partnership among Cornell University, Clark Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University, marks the beginning of a new PARADIM in materials discovery.

Examples of new interface materials that can be created by users of the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM).  An image of cylindrical single crystals of strontium holmium oxide and titanium oxides.  The crystals are several millimeters in diameter and several centimeters long.  In the background is a high-resolution scanning transmission electron micrograph of an artificial material consisting of four monolayers of LaMnO3 followed by two monolayers of SrMnO3 (repeated many times), all grown on a SrTiO3 single crystal.  Electron energy-loss spectroscopy edges were used to color the La atoms as green, Mn atoms red, and Ti atoms blue.

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Support for PARADIM is provided under DMR-1539918 as part of the Materials Innovation Platform program.