is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in the field of computational materials design. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.
USPEX is a method for the computational materials discovery developed by Artem R. Oganov and his students and postdocs since 2004. Currently it can be used for the screening of stable and low-energy metastable crystal structures, nanoparticles, surface reconstructions, molecular packings in organic crystals, and used to search for materials with desired physical (mechanical, electronic) properties. It can also predict phase transition mechanisms. Oganov's 2006 paper has been named classic by Google Scholar, and method described in it has led to many breakthroughs.
With this distributed computing project we invite everyone to participate in such research, which will result in New fundamental discoveries and development of new materials for new technologies.
More information about discoveries made by our method you may find on our our website.
USPEX@home is a collaborating project of the USPEX laboratory (based in Skoltech, MIPT) and IITP.
Right now, USPEX@home project explores chemistry of nanoparticles - this is still a largely unexplored area where our methods bring new major discoveries. Many properties of nanoparticles (for example, their biotoxicity and carcinogenicity) remain mysterious.
How to participate?
If you would like to participate in our project please to do following things: