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August 28, 2011

Speeding Up Materials Design

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By Katherine Bourzac, Technology Review

A new computer program accurately predicts the behavior of proposed materials, which means faster development of new electronics and solar cells. A chemical compound designed with the aid of a Harvard-created computer program has turned out to be one of the best organic electronic materials to date. This new material, an organic semiconductor, could be used to make new electronics such as colorful displays that roll up. It’s an important proof of principle for using computers to aid materials design.

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