Data descriptor: An ab initio electronic transport database for inorganic materials

Francesco Ricci, Wei Chen, Umut Aydemir, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Gian Marco Rignanese, Anubhav Jain, Geoffroy Hautier*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electronic transport in materials is governed by a series of tensorial properties such as conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, and effective mass. These quantities are paramount to the understanding of materials in many fields from thermoelectrics to electronics and photovoltaics. Transport properties can be calculated from a material's band structure using the Boltzmann transport theory framework. We present here the largest computational database of electronic transport properties based on a large set of 48,000 materials originating from the Materials Project database. Our results were obtained through the interpolation approach developed in the BoltzTraP software, assuming a constant relaxation time. We present the workflow to generate the data, the data validation procedure, and the database structure. Our aim is to target the large community of scientists developing materials selection strategies and performing studies involving transport properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number170085
JournalScientific Data
StatePublished - Jul 4 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences

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