Each year since 2008, NIST has hosted workshops on "Atomistic Simulations for Industrial Needs."
These workshops are designed to facilitate interactions between researchers in industry, government, and academia in order to identify and address obstacles to the wider use of atomic-scale
simulation methods in quantitative industrial research and development.
Topics for discussion have included:
- The state of elemental and alloy interatomic potentials, including transferability
- Repositories of potentials and methods to compare them
- Validation methods using experimental and first-principles data
- The use of atomistic and first-principles methods as inputs for phase-field and other higher-level models
- Other topics of interest to the community
The fifth annual Workshop on Atomistic Simulations for Industrial Needs was held on September 11-12, 2012, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD.
The focus of the workshop was on atomistics and the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) to increase the pace of materials development. More information on the MGI can be found
Specifically, at this workshop we discussed (among other things):
- what "atomistics" means in the realm of MGI and how it can be incorporated into design
- government science policy and obtaining funding
- software and intellectual property considerations
- data quality and dissemination
- linking scales of simulation
The agenda and participant list are available here:
Chandler Becker, NIST Metallurgy Division
Frederick Phelan, NIST Polymers Division
Daniel Siderius, NIST Chemical and Biochemical Reference Data Division
NIST and HOTEL INFORMATION
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Information on previous workshops can be found here.