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


Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

By Syl Kacapyr | Cornell Chronicle Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE...

Cornell opens $25M NSF platform for discovering new materials

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials – materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties – thanks to...

PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials) is a new 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 advance fundamental understanding of oxide-based hetero-interfaces with a range of two-dimensional (2D) material systems including oxides, chalcogenides and graphene through transformational research and mid-scale investments in instrumentation for bulk and thin film crystal growth and characterization. Fabricating interfaces and heterostructures between complex oxides and 2D materials allows for the creation of an atomically-precise “active substrate” that can itself have novel electronic and magnetic functionality, such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, or superconductivity. Creating interface materials with designed properties opens up untold degrees of freedom that may result in transformational evolutions in next generation electronics. PARADIM is a partnership between Cornell, Clark Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University. This platform 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.
Upcoming Events

Now accepting applications!

PARADIM Summer School 2017 — APPLY NOW!

Invitations to successful applicants will be provided starting in late March or April, 2017. The summer school features lectures, hands-on labs and training with simulation and analysis software. Topics include 2D and 3D imaging, EELS and imaging using pixelated...

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Past Events

2016 PARADIM Summer School

An Introduction to Density Functional Theory for Experimentalists Cornell University July 24, 2016 - July 29, 2016 PHOTO GALLERY click photo above to view photos   LECTURERS click links below to view lectures or download handouts Feliciano Giustino Professor of...

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