Reactive molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Machine learning (ML) is revolutionizing scientific and engineering disciplines owing to its ability to capture hidden patterns in large amounts of data. The recent success of ML can be attributed to increasing amount of data, simulation resources, and improving understanding of statistical inference. For these reasons computational materials science is undergoing a paradigm shift. The main reason is that trial-and-error approach to materials design is inefficient: laboratory trials require a lot of time, and the results of previous trials are not utilized in a systematic fashion. A data-driven approach, which draws upon all relevant data from experiments, and reactive and quantum molecular dynamics simulations, can address these issues. The MAGICS (Materials Genome Innovation for Computational Software) Center develops to aid the synthesis of stacked layered materials by chemical vapor deposition, exfoliation, and intercalation. The identification of different phases is a classification problem and can be solved using ML techniques. We have used feed-forward neural network with three hidden layers to identify the different phases present during computational synthesis of MoSe2. Our goal is to carry out exascale MD simulations using forces for multimillion-atom quantum dynamics simulations from neural networks and deep learning using small QMD simulations.

published proceedings

  • METANANO 2019

author list (cited authors)

  • Krishnamoorthy, A., Rajak, P., Hong, S., Nomura, K., Tiwari, S., Kalia, R. K., Nakano, A., & Vashishta, P.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Krishnamoorthy, Aravind||Rajak, Pankaj||Hong, Sungwook||Nomura, Ken-ichi||Tiwari, Subodh||Kalia, Rajiv K||Nakano, Aiichiro||Vashishta, Priya

publication date

  • January 2020