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The Brilliance of Diamonds

In 2013, Argonne National Laboratory and AKHAN Semiconductors together developed diamond-based semiconductor technologies that have now been licensed to AKHAN. This public-private partnership resulted in advanced manufacturing capabilities that will result in accelerated deployment of diamond-based materials to the market. Argonne developed a nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) deposition technology that lowers the cost of diamond thin films. AKHAN developed a doping process that can more efficiently transforms diamond into a semi-conductor. Together, these technologies allow the production of low-cost diamond-based semiconductors that have enormous potential in industries including telecommunications, defense, and aviation.

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Strategic Goal: Integrate Experiments, Computation, and Theory
The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
QMCPACK
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design: Structural Materials Applications - Cobalt Based Superalloys
Strategic Goal: Enable a Paradigm Shift in Materials Development
The Brilliance of Diamonds
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
QMCPACK
AFRL, NIST, and NSF Announce Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Awardees
The Materials Project
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Strategic Goal: Equip the Next-Generation Materials Workforce
The Materials Project
Rational Design of Advanced Polymeric Capacitor Films Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: Managing the Mosaic of Microstructure
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)
Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)
Strategic Goal: Facilitate Access to Materials Data
Materials Data Curation System
DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Database
The Materials Project
Center of Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE)
AFRL, NIST, and NSF Announce Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge Awardees
Data and Computational Tools for Advanced Materials Design: Structural Materials Applications - Cobalt Based Superalloys
Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)
Innovation in High Energy Diffraction Microscopy Adds New Insights to Material Deformation and Failure
PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Automatic Flow for Materials Discovery (AFLOW)
Innovative methods to identify critical and/or strategic elements from unconventional domestic sources
Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science (CTCMS)
Development and application of innovative methods for quantification of hexavalent chromium in soils