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SciML Webinar: Bowen Deng – CHGNet: pretrained universal interatomic potential to study electron coupled ionic systems.

October 26, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Speaker: Bowen Deng (UC Berkeley)
Session Chair
: Sakidja Ridwan (Missouri State University)

Abstract: Large-scale simulations with complex electron interactions remain one of the greatest challenges for atomistic modeling. Although classical force fields often fail to describe the
coupling between electronic states and ionic rearrangements, the more accurate ab-initio molecular dynamics suffers from computational complexity that prevents long-time and large-
scale simulations, which are essential to study technologically relevant phenomena. Our work presents the Crystal Hamiltonian Graph Neural Network (CHGNet), a graph-neural-
network-based machine-learning interatomic potential (MLIP) that models the universal potential energy surface. CHGNet is pretrained on the energies, forces, stresses, and magnetic moments
from the Materials Project Trajectory Dataset, which consists of over 10 years of density functional theory calculations of ∼ 1.5 million inorganic structures. The explicit inclusion of
magnetic moments enables CHGNet to learn and accurately represent the orbital occupancy of electrons, enhancing its capability to describe both atomic and electronic degrees of freedom.
We demonstrate several applications of CHGNet in solid-state materials and energy storage applications.


October 26, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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