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Title: High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites

Abstract

The materials genome initiative has led to the creation of a large (over a million) database of different classes of nanoporous materials. As the number of hypothetical materials that can, in principle, be experimentally synthesized is infinite, a bottleneck in the use of these databases for the discovery of novel materials is the lack of efficient computational tools to analyze them. Current approaches use brute-force molecular simulations to generate thermodynamic data needed to predict the performance of these materials in different applications, but this approach is limited to the analysis of tens of thousands of structures due to computational intractability. As such, it is conceivable and even likely that the best nanoporous materials for any given application have yet to be discovered both experimentally and theoretically. In this article, we seek a computational approach to tackle this issue by transitioning away from brute-force characterization to high-throughput screening methods based on big-data analysis, using the zeolite database as an example. For identifying and comparing zeolites, we used a topological data analysis-based descriptor (TD) recognizing pore shapes. For methane storage and carbon capture applications, our analyses seeking pairs of highly similar zeolites discovered good correlations between performance properties of a seed zeolitemore » and the corresponding pair, which demonstrates the capability of TD to predict performance properties. It was also shown that when some top zeolites are known, TD can be used to detect other high-performing materials as their neighbors with high probability. Finally, we performed high-throughput screening of zeolites based on TD. For methane storage (or carbon capture) applications, the promising sets from our screenings contained high-percentages of top-performing zeolites: 45% (or 23%) of the top 1% zeolites in the entire set. This result shows that our screening approach using TD is highly efficient in finding highperforming materials. We expect that this approach could easily be extended to other applications by simply adjusting one parameter, the size of the target gas molecule.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland). Inst. des Sciences et Ingéniere Chimiques; ShanghaiTech Univ., Shanghai (China). School of Physical Science and Technology
  2. Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland). Inst. des Sciences et Ingéniere Chimiques
  3. Swansea Univ., Swansea (United Kingdom). Dept. of Mathematics and Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing
  4. Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland)
  5. Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland). Inst. des Sciences et Ingéniere Chimiques; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ShanghaiTech Univ., Shanghai (China)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1462132
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1508600
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001015
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1549-9618
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lee, Yongjin, Barthel, Senja D., Dłotko, Paweł, Moosavi, Seyed Mohamad, Hess, Kathryn, and Smit, Berend. High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00253.
Lee, Yongjin, Barthel, Senja D., Dłotko, Paweł, Moosavi, Seyed Mohamad, Hess, Kathryn, & Smit, Berend. High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00253.
Lee, Yongjin, Barthel, Senja D., Dłotko, Paweł, Moosavi, Seyed Mohamad, Hess, Kathryn, and Smit, Berend. Fri . "High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00253.
@article{osti_1462132,
title = {High-Throughput Screening Approach for Nanoporous Materials Genome Using Topological Data Analysis: Application to Zeolites},
author = {Lee, Yongjin and Barthel, Senja D. and Dłotko, Paweł and Moosavi, Seyed Mohamad and Hess, Kathryn and Smit, Berend},
abstractNote = {The materials genome initiative has led to the creation of a large (over a million) database of different classes of nanoporous materials. As the number of hypothetical materials that can, in principle, be experimentally synthesized is infinite, a bottleneck in the use of these databases for the discovery of novel materials is the lack of efficient computational tools to analyze them. Current approaches use brute-force molecular simulations to generate thermodynamic data needed to predict the performance of these materials in different applications, but this approach is limited to the analysis of tens of thousands of structures due to computational intractability. As such, it is conceivable and even likely that the best nanoporous materials for any given application have yet to be discovered both experimentally and theoretically. In this article, we seek a computational approach to tackle this issue by transitioning away from brute-force characterization to high-throughput screening methods based on big-data analysis, using the zeolite database as an example. For identifying and comparing zeolites, we used a topological data analysis-based descriptor (TD) recognizing pore shapes. For methane storage and carbon capture applications, our analyses seeking pairs of highly similar zeolites discovered good correlations between performance properties of a seed zeolite and the corresponding pair, which demonstrates the capability of TD to predict performance properties. It was also shown that when some top zeolites are known, TD can be used to detect other high-performing materials as their neighbors with high probability. Finally, we performed high-throughput screening of zeolites based on TD. For methane storage (or carbon capture) applications, the promising sets from our screenings contained high-percentages of top-performing zeolites: 45% (or 23%) of the top 1% zeolites in the entire set. This result shows that our screening approach using TD is highly efficient in finding highperforming materials. We expect that this approach could easily be extended to other applications by simply adjusting one parameter, the size of the target gas molecule.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00253},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation},
issn = {1549-9618},
number = 8,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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