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Our latest publication is Materials structure genealogy and high-throughput topological classification of surfaces and 2D materials (npj Computational Materials (2018) 4:52 ; doi:10.1038/s41524-018-0107-6).

The paper describes a general recursive scheme for the structural classification of atomistic systems and introduces a structural materials map that can be used to organize the materials structure genealogy, as well as an implementation for the automatic classification of two-dimensional structures, especially focusing on surfaces and 2D materials. The classification is tested on a wide variety of atomistic structures and provides a high-accuracy determination for all of the returned structural properties. A software implementation of the classification algorithm is freely available with an open source license (


Illustration of topological materials geneaology  

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NOMAD Junior Ambassadors

Junior ambassadors are high-school and undergraduate students who promote NOMAD to the young general public. They have joined NOMAD Encyclopedia Coding Parties and supported the NOMAD team at the Long Night of Sciences.

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Senior ambassadors are NOMAD researchers involved in outreach in their communities. For example, Georg Huhs visited HTBLA Kaindorf, Austria on 31 October 2017 to talk about NOMAD and the life of a scientist. 

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