February 24, 2024

AI filters new battery materials from 32 million materials

It's one of the many promises of artificial intelligence: The technology should dramatically speed up the search for new materials and molecules, and thus help solve some of the most pressing problems of our time. Experts hope to find chemical blueprints for better catalysts, more powerful batteries and other innovative materials. Good A team from Microsoft in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a research facility affiliated with the US Department of Energy, said it has reached an important stage towards achieving this vision. With the help of artificial intelligence, they filtered out a previously unknown substance from 32 million possible substances and then synthesized it in the laboratory. According to the researchers, the material has great potential as a resource-efficient energy storage device. The results have not yet been independently verified.