This is public documentation for the Materials Project (MP). The Materials Project is a decade-long effort from the Department of Energy to pre-compute properties of "materials" and make this data publicly available, with the intent of accelerating the process of materials discovery. In this context, a material can mean either an inorganic crystal (like silicon), or a molecule (like ethylene carbonate). Possible applications are vast, but might include better batteries, solar energy, water splitting, optoelectronics, catalysts and more (see here for a list of publications).
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This section contains information on how we generate and validate our computed data sets.