Today, digital technology is an essential part of materials research – and research in general. It provides a better understanding of the phenomena and properties of materials related to their structure while reducing the costs of designing new materials, thanks to high-throughput calculation for example. Developing intensive numerical methods to accelerate the design of environmentally responsible materials involves:
Microscopic material characterization, in addition to experimental observations, to model structures at the microscopic material scale.
Artificial intelligence, which will enable the discovery and exploitation of emerging structures in large spaces, and thus solve optimization problems.
These techniques will make it possible to design materials at different scales, but also to model their size, their manufacturing method or the molecular interactions in their structure.