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The website “MaterialGo” launched to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of PKU

MAY . 22 2018
Peking University, May 13, 2018: On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of PKU, the School of Advanced Materials launched the open platform ‘MaterialGo’ (www.pkusam.com) to provide new forms of service allowing the latest access to scientific research. The service was divided into three sections: document service, data service, and testing service.
Document service offers an intelligent system that collects the latest materials in related fields based on keyword combinations in real-time. It combines the material genome with artificial intelligence, applies algorithm models, collects the latest reports of material documents, and automatically classifies them according to the ‘Expert Knowledge Map’ composed of keywords provided by experts in the field of material research, which not only saves research innovators’ time of searching and categorizing documents, but also offers the world’s most advanced findings of materials research, and finally may spark inspiration and increases research efficiency. 

MaterialGo document service: serving to offer materials to scientific research

The data service is based on the ‘Material Gene Data’ system that stores more than 700,000 crystal structures and millions of physicochemical data (the goal is to build the world’s most complete database of material genes). In addition, it is open to the public to help the popularization of science. Although there have been several material big data websites in other countries, ‘MaterialGo’ has not only a complete material database, but also a large number of new data based on self-developed high-throughput electronic structure calculations.

MaterialGo data service: providing material structure and property information services
The testing service is the system that provides an open and authoritative material testing and evaluation service for society. It is equipped with uniquely established detection and provides standardized testing services for new materials. 

The goal of ‘MaterialGo’ is to provide scientific service for scientific innovators. It is also meant to support and accelerate the research, development, and application of new materials in China, via a new paradigm of science and engineering of material genomes.

Material is key to industry. The length of the research period of new materials has become the bottleneck of industrial development. In 2011, the United States adopted 'Material Genome Project’ as a new national development strategy, namely using high-throughput computing, preparation, and detection, as well as databases to establish a ‘new paradigm’ for scientific and technological innovation in closed-loop systems. Scientists and governments in China quickly followed its model. In the ‘13th Five-Year Plan’, the material genome project was listed as a national key R&D program. Professor Feng Pan from the School of Advanced Materials of PKU’s Shenzhen Graduate School organized 11 research institutes to take the lead in the first phase of the National Key Material Genomic Project in 2016 (based on the genomic engineering for the research and development of a new generation of solid-state lithium-ion batteries and key materials). They are using this new paradigm of material genome science and engineering to gain ‘material big data’, and to promote the development of next-generation energy storage materials and devices.

Written by: Yang Fan 
Edited by: Wei Yunqi and Xu Liangdi
Source: PKU News (Chinese