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Phase-Based Property Data Informatics


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

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50.64.21.B8065 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Campbell, Carelyn E. 301.975.4920
Kattner, Ursula R. 301.975.6044


To develop the needed data infrastructure to support the Materials Genome Initiative a variety of materials informatics based tools are required to facilitate the curation and dissemination of phase-base property data. This research will develop data schemas for phase-based property data (e.g., thermodynamic properties, diffusion properties, molar volume, elastic properties) using extensible markup languages (XML) to facilitate the CALPHAD-based database development. The XML-base schemas will be integrated with materials-based ontology using metadata models, such as RDF triples, to improve searching. To facilitate data curation, application programming interfaces (API) will be developed for a variety of experimental equipment.



Campbell CE, Kattner UR, Liu ZK: File and data repositories for Next Generation CALPHAD, Scr Mater 70: 7-11, 2014 doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2013.06.013

Campbell CE, Kattner UR, Liu ZK: The development of phase-based property data using the CALPHAD method and infrastructure needs, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation 3: 12, 2014 doi:10.1186/2193-9772-3-12


CALPHAD; Computational thermodynamics; Multicomponent diffusion; Materials data informatics; Ontology; Semantic web technology;


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Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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