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Questions concerning educational background in relation to materials modeling.

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Has DFT helped in development of better solar materials?

I would like to pursue a Masters degree in Materials Science and more focused towards solar materials to make it more efficient and reducing the energy payback time. I had taken this course and was ...
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How to find good universities for matter modeling?

When applying for PhD programs or looking for research experiences, what is a good way to evaluate the quality of a school's matter modeling research portfolio? For broader disciplines (physics, ...
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Do we have authorship rankings in our field or related fields? [closed]

I was reading about the field of "energy economics" and found it fascinating that there is a list of "top 20" authors: At first this seemed strange: What does it even mean to be ...
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Bond Order: When and how is it used today?

We all learned about single vs double vs triple bonds in high school chemistry and biology. We learned that unsaturated fats have double bonds whereas saturated fats have only single bonds, which ...
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How would you explain Density Functional Theory to a high school student?

I find the experiments to be relatively easy to explain to my young cousins (who are planning to take scientific reserach as a career option). I find the theoretical works, especially the ones which ...
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Copyright war: preprint servers vs journals transfer [closed]

This questions is not directly related to Matter Modeling, but it is related with the way we share/publish our research. Let suppose that someone deposited a manuscript in a preprint server. Then, he/...
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What mathematics/computation heavy resources are available for understanding materials behaviour?

Since materials modelling is made possible primarily because of the availability of mathematical models, are there any resources that provide a mathematics heavy picture of materials behaviour? I am ...
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What type of education is appropriate for people interested in Materials Modeling?

What type of education is appropriate for people interested in Materials Modeling? Obviously, the more education, the better. I'm sure a PhD in physics, another in chemistry, topped off with one in ...