Frontiers of Data and Computing ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (2): 78-90.doi: 10.11871/jfdc.issn.2096-742X.2020.02.006

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Materials Science Database in Material Research and Development: Recent Applications and Prospects

Li Zixin1,2,3,Zhang Neng1,2,3,Xiong Bin1,2,3,Hu Yunfeng1,2,3,Zhao Xinpeng1,2,3,Huang Haiyou1,2,3,*()   

  1. 1. Institute for Advanced Materials and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
    2. Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
    3. Beijing Key Laboratory of Materials Genome Initiative, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2020-02-16 Online:2020-04-20 Published:2020-06-03
  • Contact: Haiyou Huang


[Objective] With the advent of the "Big Data" era, big data technology has become one of the hottest technologies attracting material science researchers because it can significantly accelerate the development of materials. The material big data technology based on the material database platform is one of the three core technologies of "Materials Genome Engineering". Therefore, the construction of a material database is very important to acceleration of the development of new materials. [Methods] This article summarizes the constructions and applications of material science databases at home and abroad, and puts forward future research directions based on the development trend of material science databases. [Results] The advancement of the material genome (engineering) concept and the rapid development of big data technologies have promoted the establishment of a large number of material science databases at home and abroad. Compared with developed countries, the material science database construction in China is relatively late. However, with the support of the ‘Thirteenth Five-Year Plan’ national key research and development program of China, the construction of China's material science database platform is expected to achieve initial results in the next few years. [Conclusions] The construction of material science database has become an indispensable element in the development process of material genome engineering technology. But there are still many difficulties to be resolved in the process of database construction and application. The development of a material science database remains a challenging task.

Key words: database, big data technology, material informatics, material genome engineering, machine learning