Navigating material complexity
Materials are vital enablers in many areas of technology. Pushing the boundaries of what a product or system can achieve often requires new materials, or improvements to existing ones. Whether the goal is to reduce the cost of renewable energy, introduce multifunctionality to a previously simple component, or push the boundaries of extreme environmental endurance, a new product will be required.
Yet the road to new technologies and new products can be intangible, incredibly slow, and often leads to failure. So why is it so difficult to meet this vital challenge?
Computational tools can now tackle issues within this unknown search space, such as enhancing extreme environmental endurance or reducing the cost of renewable energy, with intelligent, data-driven solutions.
Imagine if, for the most uncertain and time-consuming parts of the R&D lifecycle, someone were able to help you enable identification of new materials and reformulation of existing products, as well as the development and optimisation of new processes? This is where Lucideon can help…with IMPACT™.
High entropy ceramic properties refinement
High-entropy ceramics offer great potential but are inherently complex and challenging. We have developed an in-depth understanding of these novel materials through our ongoing research, using the findings to develop the state-of-the-art through the following steps:
Defining the problem statement – identifying target properties and refining the materials space.
Generating computational predictions predicting the target properties and populating a Pareto plot.
Experimental validation – finally, narrowing down the list of candidates based on domain expertise and subsequently producing and characterising the materials.
Reformulation of iCRTTM
By being able to process enormous amounts of data, IMPACT™ can be used to develop efficient methods of experimentation that build deeper understanding.
Complementing our iCRT platform, the IMPACT™ methodology can process vast numbers of data points to be used in future experimental iterations, for example, such as parameters related to raw ingredients, processing steps of the carrier network and drug molecule, pH during hydrolysis, batch size, etc, and link these to the output (in this case drug release behaviour).
The IMPACT™ methodology also reveals additional points of data collection that could be used in future experimental iterations. Using IMPACT™ in this way proves its worth as an intelligent, data-driven technology which can in turn enhance other technologies.
Modelling of formulation inputs on gel performance
We excel at developing new formulations for consumer healthcare products. One specific case study involved our looking at ways to achieve a high level of transparency in a new gel product while obtaining optimal texture in use.
Machine-Learning-driven modelling confirmed a component key for achieving transparency along with its required concentration. Contrarily, the model indicated that texture and performance did not rely on one key parameter, but rather a balance of factors.
Lucideon uses this type of modelling to build connections from pre-existing data to suggest new formulations which can optimise the performance or production of a wide range of products.
The Lucideon Toolbox
Computational tools have been developed to provide guidance for navigating the unknown search space of new technology. However, these developments are not simple solutions. There is a wide range of techniques and ways to implement them. This has been the core of our approach to data analytics: to create synergy between physical experiments and computational work.
Technology is constantly advancing. IMPACT™ will support its growth by connecting teams to the right tools and bridging the gaps in materials and process knowledge to help provide solutions that work towards Lucideon’s vision: to make the world a materially better place. Lucideon has built a toolbox of partnerships to support projects across the materials development lifecycle, from early-stage R&D through to product validation.
Tailored to Business Needs
Simply downloading and “applying” advanced analytics to data via open-source or even commercial software won’t work. It needs to be customised to business context and available data. Solutions need to be tailored specifically to the commercial needs of business, and the impact should be measured in business-relevant ways. Combining this platform and Lucideon’s domain knowledge and consultancy expertise can provide material solutions.
Our partner network
Designed to support development and optimisation projects in materials science at almost any point in the materials lifecycle, our extensive network of partners unlocks the power of a multitude of analytical techniques.
Each of our partners’ specialisations offers something slightly different to our toolkit. Together, we can support just about every aspect of materials development.
Driving step-change solutions to enable more efficient materials, solving process challenges, and leveraging breakthrough developments in characterisation techniques, we combine computational, experimental, and synthesis methods with an aim to bring industry together, allowing our clients to excel, with assured, credible confidence.
Creating opportunity and solving challenges
If you are a cutting-edge organisation working to address one of the many materials development and processing optimisation challenges, IMPACT™ is a powerful solution. Combining materials technology, processes, and testing, our specialists deliver an intelligent data-driven platform, materials science expertise, and innovative thinking to solve materials issues.
Ready to move your organisation forward on its IMPACT™ journey?
Lucideon is an international, independent, materials technology company which helps organisations achieve their R&D goals. Using our materials expertise combined with computational technologies across many industries, we are helping partners to solve challenges rapidly.
Our world-leading materials technology expertise is helping organisations globally to identify opportunities, leverage change, and achieve known and unknown computational solutions.
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