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Welcome to the web-based virtual fab for Li ion battery materials, iBat!

Operation Concept of the Virtual Fab

This virtual fab is to provide the web-based working environment for virtual experiments of Li ion battery materials using the advanced multi-scale simulation technology.

This virtual fab results from the project "Development of Web-based Multiscale Simulation Platform for the Efficient Design of Energy Nano Materials" (#10041589) of the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy of Korea. The project started in June, 2012 and will go for 5 years.

Owing to rapid increase in computing power and the development of advanced computation methods, predicting capability of the atomic level simulation remarkably increased and the computational design of materials becomes significant in modern materials development [1]. However, there exists a high entrance barrier for the people who is not familiar with the computational methods to use the massive computation tools for their own research.

We hope that our web-based materials design platform reduces the entrance barrier. Our strategy for developing the virtual fab can be thus expressed in one sentence.

"Mimics the real experimental working environment as closely as possible!"

Final goal of this project is to provide a robust and easy-to-use modeling and simulation environment to the R&D community in Li ion battery materials. Details of the project are available in Project page (mostly in Korean).

The platform is composed of Anode Materials Design Lab, Cathode Materials Design Lab, Electrolyte Design Lab, Anode Solid-Electrolyte-Interface (SEI) Simulation Lab, and Full Cell Simulation with Reliability Test Capability. Multiscale simulation technology ranging from electronic, atomic to continuum level were integrated in this virtual fab. This virtual fab will be combined with interatomic potential and materials structure and properties DB to provide more powerful materials informatics platform.

Many experts from research institute, universities and industry are involved in this project. Followings are the links to the research groups.