XML-based data management system for combinatorial solid-state materials science

S. Meguro, M. Lippmaa, T. Ohnishi, T. Chikyow, H. Koinuma

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Informatics tools are an important part of the high-throughput or combinatorial materials development process. Particularly for thin film studies, the rate of sample synthesis and characterization has increased to a point where the throughput of the whole materials development process is limited by the ability to process the characterization data and design new experiments. We describe in this work software tools that we have developed to solve the data management problems. In particular, we discuss the use of extensible markup language (XML) to address the problem of representing structurally varied experimental data in a data management system without having to make modifications to the core software parts whenever the materials processing or characterization tools or sample and data handling procedures change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2634-2639
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 21
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Third Japan-US Workshop on Combinatorial Material Science and Technology CMST-e SI -
Duration: 2004 Dec 72004 Dec 10


  • Data management system
  • Materials informatics
  • XML Schema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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