Materials Project, new toolkit from MIT and LBNL

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MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) have announced a new online toolkit for materials science research. The Materials Project, formerly called the Materials Genome project, currently contains information on 18,933 compounds and performs real time materials properties computations using LBNL's supercomputing clusters.

Users can freely perform a quick materials search or create a log in to use the toolkit's advanced features. Advanced features include:

  • Materials Explorer - For advanced searching by chemistry, composition, or property.
  • Phase Diagram App - To compute phase diagrams for systems with 2-4 components.
  • Lithium Ion Battery Explorer - Explore Li-ion battery materials by various criteria.
  • Reactions Calculator - Calculate the enthalpy of various reactions. Experimental results shown where available.
  • Structure Predictor - Generates potential new compounds using experimental and mined data.
To learn more read the MIT News article at or visit the Materials Project at

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