The Quest for Descriptors in Materials Development: A Rational <br/><br/>Use of through examples.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
Stefano Curtarolo (Duke University)
While extremely helpful and important, databases are intrinsically sterile repositories of information, unless rational descriptors are implemented for rapid identification of the materials genomics. In this talk we will give examples of descriptors (i.e. scintillation, photovoltaics, thermoelectricity, piezoelectricity, supermagnets, spintronics, catalysis, phase stability), and will introduce the concept of AFLOW genetic-daemons: the tools for automatic
discovery of materials without human intervention
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