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March 22, 2021: Supplemental Database Release V2021.03.22

This release updates some older materials with new calculations, and adjusts our rules for deprecating older calculations. It does not contain any new materials. Thanks to the new calculations many materials that were previously deprecated are now accessible again. This release is in preparation for a switch to our new compatibility scheme which will improve our predictions of formation energy.

Feb. 8, 2021: Supplemental Database Release V2021.02.08

This release updates some older materials with new calculations, and adjusts our rules for deprecating older calculations. It does not contain any new materials.

Sept. 8, 2020: Supplemental Database Release V2020.09.08

This release addresses issues identified with the formation energies of a minority of materials. A second supplemental release is planned. More info in our release logs.

Aug. 21, 2020: Database V2020.08.21 Released

In this release we have added thousands of new band structure and density of states calculations, improving our overall material coverage and data quality. Additionally, we have overhauled the plotting for these quantities on the material details page. This is a first step in improving the electronic structure data within the Materials Project as part of our new tool set for band structure calculations. We are also working through an on-going issue affecting the energies of a small number of materials. More info in our release logs.

July 2, 2020: Do you have data to share with our community?

If you feel comfortable with Python, use our dedicated MPContribs platform to contribute your data to MP. We automatically expose it to MP users on our materials details pages. Get started with this docs page and feel free to join our Slack group for questions. Stay tuned for more features and documentation :)

Database Statistics

  • 131,613

    inorganic compounds
  • 76,194

    bandstructures
  • 49,705

    molecules
  • 530,243

    nanoporous materials
  • 14,071

    elastic tensors
  • 3,411

    piezoelectric tensors
  • 4,730

    intercalation electrodes
  • 16,128

    conversion electrodes