Colloquia

Special Physics/Math Seminar

Monday December 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Alexey Kolmogorov, Binghampton University
Location: Exploratory Hall 4106

Development of Neural Network-based Interatomic Potentials for Structure Prediction

Abstract

Neural networks (NNs) are proving to be attractive alternatives to traditional interatomic potentials. Being general and flexible learning machines, they show encouragingly accurate description of interatomic interactions in different elemental and multicomponent systems. In an effort to build a standardized library of NN models, we have developed a hierarchical training in which NNs for multicomponent systems are obtained by sequential training from the bottom up: first unaries, then binaries, and so on. The stratified procedure and a new automated data generation protocol implemented in our MAISE package have been used to produce sets of accurate NNs models consistent across a block of chemical elements. Our tests indicate that the NN interaction models are efficient enough to accelerate ab initio prediction by orders of magnitude and reliable enough to identify overlooked stable materials.

 

The 2019-2020 Physics Colloquium Series

The colloquium series will resume in January, 2020.

The complete lineup is available in the calendar below.

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