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Nanoinformatics

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ISBN: 9789811076169 9789811076176 Year: Pages: 298 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7617-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Subject: Computer Science --- Technology (General)
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This open access book brings out the state of the art on how informatics-based tools are used and expected to be used in nanomaterials research. There has been great progress in the area in which “big-data” generated by experiments or computations are fully utilized to accelerate discovery of new materials, key factors, and design rules. Data-intensive approaches play indispensable roles in advanced materials characterization. "Materials informatics" is the central paradigm in the new trend. "Nanoinformatics" is its essential subset, which focuses on nanostructures of materials such as surfaces, interfaces, dopants, and point defects, playing a critical role in determining materials properties. There have been significant advances in experimental and computational techniques to characterize individual atoms in nanostructures and to gain quantitative information. The collaboration of researchers in materials science and information science is growing actively and is creating a new trend in materials science and engineering.

Recent Advances in Novel Materials for Future Spintronics

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ISBN: 9783038979760 / 9783038979777 Year: Pages: 152 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-977-7 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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As we all know, electrons carry both charge and spin. The processing of information in conventional electronic devices is based only on the charge of electrons. Spin electronics, or spintronics, uses the spin of electrons, as well as their charge, to process information. Metals, semiconductors, and insulators are the basic materials that constitute the components of electronic devices, and these types of materials have been transforming all aspects of society for over a century. In contrast, magnetic metals, half-metals (including zero-gap half-metals), magnetic semiconductors (including spin-gapless semiconductors), dilute magnetic semiconductors, and magnetic insulators are the materials that will form the basis for spintronic devices. This book aims to collect a range of papers on novel materials that have intriguing physical properties and numerous potential practical applications in spintronics.

Advances in Computer Simulation Studies on Crystal Growth

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ISBN: 9783038973560 9783038973577 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-357-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Chemistry (General)
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Crystals are indispensable in technology, nature, and our daily lives. For example, cooking uses many kinds of crystallized products, such as salt, sugar, and fat crystals; electronic devices contain semiconductor crystals; living organisms produce mineral crystals to maintain biological processes; and snow and ice crystals play a crucial role in climate change. For these and other topics related to crystals, an especially important area of research is crystal growth. Computer simulations of crystal growth have become increasingly important as a result of rapid increases in available computing power. Computer simulations can analyze and predict various aspects of crystal growth, including molecular-scale growth and nucleation mechanisms, the structure and dynamics of surfaces and interfaces, and pattern formation. This book presents state-of-the-art research and reviews of computer simulation studies on crystal growth for hard-sphere particles, organic molecules, ice, and functional materials. The studies use a variety of simulation methodologies, including molecular simulations, first-principles simulations, continuum simulations, and multiscale simulations. This book will interest graduate students and researchers in crystal growth science and technology and will provide a helpful reference for scientists who want to familiarize themselves with computer simulations of crystal growth.

First-Principles Approaches to Metals, Alloys, and Metallic Compounds

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ISBN: 9783038973584 9783038973591 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-359-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Mining and Metallurgy --- Chemistry (General)
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Current fundamental electronic-structure theory allows for the accurate prediction and characterization of elemental metals adopting any allotropic structure, intermetallic compounds, and other metal-rich phases. From an engineering perspective, there is a need for structural materials that are suitable for mechanical and civil engineering as well as energy production and conversion. While different microstructural features influence the macroscopic behaviour, quantum-mechanical simulation may enormously accelerate and guide the entire development process since atomistic modelling allows for the generation of structural models and the calculation of enthalpies and other free energies as a function of pressure and temperature. Among other things, this volume covers high-manganese steels, some of which have come to light within Collaborative Research Centre 761 (“Steel ab initio”). In particular, it deals with short-range ordering from experiment and theory, also highlighting carbide-like precipitates, and it bridges the gap between atomistic and continuum levels, in particular for hydrogen embrittlement. Molecular dynamics simulates crack propagation, and first-principles theory helps in growing better intermetallic thin films and predicts structural and elastic properties. Eventually, multiscale modelling of hydrogen transport is provided, and the chemical reasons for H-trapping κ-carbides are highlighted. First-principles theory has acquired a powerful role in the fundamental and applied research of metals, alloys, and metallic compounds.

Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Approaches for the Investigation of Chemical Systems - Recent Developments and Advanced Applications

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889456260 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-626-0 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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The QM/MM method, short for quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical, is a highly versatile approach for the study of chemical phenomena, combining the accuracy of quantum chemistry to describe the region of interest with the efficiency of molecular mechanical potentials to represent the remaining part of the system. Originally conceived in the 1970s by the influential work of the the Nobel laureates Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel, QM/MM techniques have evolved into one of the most accurate and general approaches to investigate the properties of chemical systems via computational methods. Whereas the first applications have been focused on studies of organic and biomolecular systems, a large variety of QM/MM implementations have been developed over the last decades, extending the range of applicability to address research questions relevant for both solution and solid-state chemistry as well. Despite approaching their 50th anniversary in 2022, the formulation of improved QM/MM methods is still an active field of research, with the aim to (i) extend the applicability to address an even broader range of research questions in chemistry and related disciplines, and (ii) further push the accuracy achieved in the QM/MM description beyond that of established formulations. While being a highly successful approach on its own, the combination of the QM/MM strategy with other established theoretical techniques greatly extends the capabilities of the computational approaches. For instance the integration of a suitable QM/MM technique into the highly successful Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation protocols enables the description of the chemical systems on the basis of an ensemble that is in part constructed on a quantum-mechanical basis. This eBook presents the contributions of a recent Research Topic published in Frontiers in Chemistry, that highlight novel approaches as well as advanced applications of QM/MM method to a broad variety of targets. In total 2 review articles and 10 original research contributions from 48 authors are presented, covering 12 different countries on four continents. The range of research questions addressed by the individual contributions provide a lucid overview on the versatility of the QM/MM method, and demonstrate the general applicability and accuracy that can be achieved for different problems in chemical sciences. Together with the development of improved algorithms to enhance the capabilities of quantum chemical methods and the continuous advancement in the capacities of computational resources, it can be expected that the impact of QM/MM methods in chemical sciences will be further increased already in the near future.

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