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

An NSF Materials Innovation Platform


PARADIM offers a broad range of materials growth, characterization, and simulation resources in support of its Materials-by-Design user program. Facilities are located at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and Clark Atlanta University.

All these facilities are available at no charge to US Academic users upon project approval.


Thin Film Growth Facility (at Cornell University)

The thin film growth facility at Cornell will offer an integrated MBE+ARPES+MOCVD system. This system will enable the growth of thin films of complex oxides (MBE), transition metal chalcogenides (MOCVD), heterostructures involving both types of these materials, and measurement of the bond structure of the materials created (ARPES), which may be directly compared with theory. 2 separate stand alone CVD systems will also be available for growth of standard materials. These systems will be available in 2017. Until the MBE+ARPES+MOCVD system comes on-line, an existing MBE+ARPES system will be available to interested users on a collaboration basis (i.e. in collaboration with Professors Schlom and Shen). This system can support a total of 42 different elements and substrate temperatures up to 1000°C. PARADIM MBE+ARPES+MOVCD signature tool will support a total of 62 different elements for MBE growth including metalorganic precursors when it comes on-line in 2017. By the end of 2018 it will support substrate temperatures up to 1400°C.
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Bulk Crystal Growth Facility (at Johns Hopkins University)

Johns Hopkins offes a range of facilities to PARADIM users in support of bulk crystal growth currently located in three different laboratories. Crystal growth equipment with the Institute for Quantum Materials and the Johns Hopkins Central Facilities are available to PARADIM Users by arrangement with PARADIM. Additional equipment directly supported by PARADIM will be available later in 2016.
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Characterization Facilities (at Cornell University)

The full facilities of the Cornell Center for Materials Research ( are available to PARADIM users for approved projects (see affiliated resources below). Of special interest to the PARADIM Materials-By-Design process are the advanced electron microscopy resources available within CCMR. These facilities are located in Duffield Hall, Clark Hall, Physical Sciences Building, Bard Hall, and Snee Hall on the Cornell campus. Please consult with PARADIM staff to determine the best instrument for a particular problem and to explore the specialized features of the resources.
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Theory and Simulation Facility (at Clark Atlanta University)

Theory and Simulation are a critical part of the Materials-By-Design process employed by PARADIM. PARADIM’s user resources for theory and simulation are under the direction of Prof. Xiao-Qian (Larry) Wang and located primarily at Clark Atlanta University. They are accessible remotely. All successful PARADIM projects should employ Theory and Simulation as an integral part of the research plan.
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Affiliated Resources

PARADIM users can also have access to related fabrication facilities in the Cornell Nanoscale Facility (link) and related characterization facilities in the Cornell Center for Materials Research and at Johns Hopkins. 
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Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC)

MARCC is a shared computing facility located on the Bayview Campus of Johns Hopkins University and funded by a State of Maryland grant to Johns Hopkins University through IDIES. MARCC is jointly managed by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland College Park.

Please consult with PARADIM technical staff for account requests.


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

XSEDE is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. XSEDE supports 13 supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources across the country. It also includes other specialized digital resources and services to complement these computers. These resources will be expanded throughout the lifetime of the project. The XSEDE partnership includes: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas at Austin, University of California San Diego and many others.

Please consult with PARADIM technical staff for account requests.


Clark Atlanta University computational facility (PARADIM)

PARADIM Theory and  Simulation Facility at Clark Atlanta University offers a broad range of simulation resources in support of Materials-by-Design user program under the PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials) materials innovation platform led by Cornell University. PARADIM is a partnership between Cornell University, Clark Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University. The facility is available at no charge to US Academic users upon project approval.

Please consult with PARADIM technical staff for account requests.