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An Open Source Informatics System for Combinatorial Materials Research

Published

Author(s)

Weiping Zhang, Michael J. Fasolka, Alamgir Karim, Eric J. Amis

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
Proceedings Title
American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering| |Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering |ACS
Volume
90
Conference Dates
March 1, 2004
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
American Chemical Society Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division Preprints

Keywords

combinatorial, high-throughput, informatics, laboratory automation

Citation

Zhang, W. , Fasolka, M. , Karim, A. and Amis, E. (2004), An Open Source Informatics System for Combinatorial Materials Research, American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering| |Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering |ACS, Undefined, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852283 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created February 29, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021