Mission

The primary mission of the MAGICS center is to develop simulation and modeling software for computational synthesis and characterization of layered and two dimensional materials and heterostructures. These computational models and proposed mechanisms are validated internally in the center using ultrafast x-ray laser experiments at Stanford. The third pillar of the center is the structured dissemination of computational and experimental data generated in the center through the public Materials Project infrastructure.

All three efforts contribute towards the US Department of Energy’s mission to develop open-source and user-friendly software and the associated experimental and computational databases that can be used by the broader research community and by industry to accelerate the design of new functional materials.