Graph Roughly speaking, the Edisonian method of materials design consists of testing everything you can think of and throwing away what does not work. With high-throughput computational materials design, researchers can quickly screen candidates in silico—virtually, on giant supercomputing banks—saving time and money and preventing frustration. Once the computer has tested hundreds or thousands of materials and produced a list of the top 10 or so candidates, researchers begin synthesizing physical samples and testing them with conventional laboratory methods.

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