In recent years, considerable progress has been made in operando studies combining high-throughput experimental and computational methodologies with data-mining techniques. Building on the fast growing scientific databases such as the Materials Project, the enhanced computing capabilities, and the development of high throughput X-ray facilities for spectroscopy, scattering and imaging, researchers can obtain key morphological, structural, and electronic information that is essential for the understanding of atomic-level details of dynamic processes. Once the thermodynamic and kinetic pathways governing material performance are well understood, the synthetic parameters and reaction conditions can be tuned through in-line operando control paired with computational feedback. This will enable the capabilities to optimize the experimental conditions in order to manipulate these processes in a controlled way.
The workshop will bring the important players from the three fields together to document state-of-the-art developments in each of the these areas, emphasizing examples of successful implementation of high throughput experiment-theory-data synergy as well as devising strategies to tackle emerging roadblocks. Finally, the workshop will exemplify how smart operando experiments, including but not limited to X-ray based screening techniques, were used to solve difficult materials optimization problems in inhomogeneous systems on multiple length scales.
In addition to the talks on May 22, the workshop will also provide a half day tutorial on the use of the Materials Project (MP) on May 23. In this tutorial, the participants will have hands-on opportunity to learn how to use the web interface and core primitives and modules of the MP for materails analysis. Participants of the tutorial will need to bring their own laptop and create an account at the Materials Project in advance, and are encouraged to get familiar with Python and the Jupyter notebook in order to use more advanced functions of the MP.
Tutorial: The Materials Project Hands-on Tutorial on Data Mining Materials Structures and Properties
Instructor: Patrick Huck (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory )
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Medical Bldg. 490 - Large Conference Room
Organizers: Deyu Lu (BNL), Klaus Attenkofer (BNL), Eli Stavitski (BNL)