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Publication Citation: An Open Source Informatics System for Combinatorial Materials Research

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Author(s): Weiping Zhang; Michael J. Fasolka; Alamgir Karim; Eric J. Amis;
Title: An Open Source Informatics System for Combinatorial Materials Research
Published: March 01, 2004
Abstract: Laboratory Research Informatics Systems (LRIS) hold great promise in streamlining research generally, and are particularly necessary for new data-intensive research strategies such as combinatorial and high-throughput approaches. In this talk, we describe a LRIS geared towards combinatorial materials and chemistry research, which is being established in lab facilities at the NIST Combinatorial Method Center (NCMC). When complete, this system will integrate the library design, fabrication, measurement and analysis/dataminingaspects of the combi approach into a functional whole geared towards accelerating materials research.Our budding LRIS system is built upon an open source database (PostgreSQL), and incorporates non-proprietary user/instrument interface and automation software generated largely through the Python programming language. Free to use/modify, and designed for transparency, the NCMC LRIS project aims to provide working examples of informatics infrastructure development to those interested in assimilating such tools into their chemistry research programs
Conference: American Chemical Society Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division Preprints
Proceedings: American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering| |Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering |ACS
Volume: 90
Dates: March 1, 2004
Keywords: combinatorial;high-throughput;informatics;laboratory automation
Research Areas: Combinatorial Methods
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