Today, we pushed a major update to the Materials Project. This release brings significantly more data as well as new features to make it easier than ever for you to access that data and perform analyses.
The new release has 30% more searchable materials (over 26,000) and 65% more intercalation electrodes (385 in total). We have also completely revamped the materials information page to improve the layout, as well as provide the ability for materials researchers to directly report issues and post comments and feedback on the data. We believe that by leveraging the expertise of materials researchers everywhere, we can greatly improve the reliability and accuracy of the data.
This release also marks the launch of the Materials Application Programming Interface (API). The Materials API is an open platform for accessing Materials Project data using REpresentational State Transfer (REST) principles. Using the Materials API, researchers can now programmatically query for materials data from the Materials Project and perform sophisticated analyses. To find out more, please check out the Materials API wiki at https://materialsproject.org/wiki/index.php/The_Materials_API