Professor Persson Publishes New Database of Piezoelectric Properties

Professors Kristin Persson and Mark Asta, along with MSE students Maarten de Jong and Henry Geerlings, and LBNL postdoc Wei Chen, have published the largest database of single-crystal piezoelectric constant tensors currently available.  The data set, published in the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Data, is anticipated to find use in the design of new piezoelectric materials for applications spanning medical imaging to energy harvesting.  The data is accessible through the Materials Project (, which was founded by Professors Persson and Ceder to provide open web-based access to computed information to accelerate materials discovery and design. More information about the work can be found at: