The Materials Project

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Genome project coming to materials science, a resource developed by the MIT and LBNL.

Computational materials science is now powerful enough that it can predict many properties of materials before those materials are ever synthesized in the lab. By scaling materials computations over supercomputing clusters, we have computed some properties of over 80,000 materials and screened 25,000 of these for Li-ion batteries.

An interesting initiative. You could also hire 2000 students to make the compounds.

By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research.

I guess they have plans to develop beyond Li-ion batteries.

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