2014 series

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Up until now, the development of new materials was based on intuition and trial and error. The NCCR "MARVEL – Materials’ Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials" aims at bringing about a scientific and technological revolution, whereby discoveries and inventions will come from quantum mechanical simulations and the information and communication technologies (ICT) of big data. With computers becoming more and more powerful, it is now possible to screen rapidly for tens of thousands of materials at the same time. This computational approach to the discovery and development of materials will be applied to the fields of energy, ICT and pharmaceuticals.

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