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Throughout the year Materials Design® scientists attend scientific meetings. Paul Saxe (the CEO of Materials Design, Inc.), Clive Freeman, and Phil Mages recently attended the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver. The meeting ran from March 22 to March 27 and provided an opportunity to catch up with existing MedeA® users, to learn about the latest developments in computational methods employed in the simulation of chemical systems, and to spread the word about Materials Design®. Paul gave a talk on advances in thermoset and polymer-surface interaction modeling in the Polymer Modeling: Structure, Dynamics and Function session organized by Rebecca Locker and Gregory Rutledge (if you are interested in learning more about polymer modeling and/or Paul's presentation, please drop us a line at info@materialsdesign.com).

This seminar addresses the growing importance of atomistic simulations in materials-related industrial R&D. It will provide an overview and assessment of current capabilities in this field and it will offer the opportunity to hear about the practical implementation in an industrial R&D organization.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

Advances in computational materials science

Dr. Christoph Berndhäuser - Director Simulation, Schott AG

Practical experience with atomistic simulations as integral part of R&D

Materials Design, Inc. announces the release of MedeA® version 2.17. MedeA® enables researchers and engineers to work efficiently with atomistic and electronic simulation methods, solving materials research and development problems with accurate computed properties.

MedeA 2.17 offers a range of enhancements and new capabilities in MedeA® environment.

Annual list showcases the 20 Most Promising Chemical Technology Solution Providers and Materials Design® makes it to CIO Review’s top Chemical Technology Solution Providers list for its expertise in providing predictive software and powerful computational tools to contract research and development services.

Theory, Modelling and Computational Methods for Semiconductors, European Session Granada (SPAIN), 28th - 30th January 2015

MaterialsDesign will hold training sessions to showcase the capabilities and tools available for semiconductor modeling in the MedeA® software platform:

What’s New in MedeA Version 2.16

MedeA 2.16 brings substantial new capabilities and features to the MedeA® environment: A new server: UNiversal CLuster Expansion (UNCLE), allows users to employ the cluster expansion technique for large-scale modeling of composition dependent materials properties including order-disorder phenomena based on the accuracy and predictive power of VASP first-principles methods, MedeA-LAMMPS can now compute the surface tension of liquids, and enhanced layer building capabilities can be used to create multilayer models to simulate interface properties such as adhesion. In addition the new InfoMaticA/COD interface provides access to more than 250,000 molecular crystal structures.

Extensive enhancements to the MedeA® environment include support for direct SMILES import, molecular path analysis to create individual molecules from composite structures, forcefield enhancements to PCFF+ for amines, enhanced thermochemistry capabilities for the MedeA-MOPAC interface, and a slew of additional enhancements and improvements.

MedeA® is the leading environment for Materials Design®, modeling, and simulation for Windows and Linux environments.

Materials and molecular properties from atomistic simulations: Overview and application examples using the MedeA® software platform for research and teaching

Venue: University of Bordeaux

When: 14 November 2014

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John H. Schemel Best Paper Award for Research on the Effect of Hydrogen on Zr Alloy Performance

Walter Wolf's contribution to the 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry in Hyderabad, India has been selected as the recipient of the John H. Schemel Best Paper Award.

Recently, the Electric Power and Research Institute (EPRI) publicly released the report, “Understanding Breakaway Irradiation Growth Through Atomistic Simulations”, which may be freely downloaded from the EPRI web site:
http://www.epri.com/abstracts/Pages/ProductAbstract.aspx?ProductId=00000...

Breakaway Irradiation Growth needs to be understood to manage dimensional stability of fuel assembly components in Light Water Reactors and channel distortion in Boiling Water Reactors. In the context of radiation-induced dimensional changes of alpha-zirconium and its alloys, Materials Design, Inc., in a project funded by EPRI’s Fuel Reliability Program, used atomistic simulations to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms.

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Software Platforms for Electronic/Atomistic/Mesoscopic Modeling: Status and Perspectives

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