Themed collection Editor’s Choice Collection 2022
Natural language processing models that automate programming will transform chemistry research and teaching
Natural language processing models have emerged that can generate useable software and automate a number of programming tasks with high fidelity.
Robotic cell assembly to accelerate battery research
Demonstration of the first robotic battery assembly system for academia that offers superhuman reproducibility and full data lineage tracking.
Cell morphology-guided de novo hit design by conditioning GANs on phenotypic image features
Cellular morphology can be used to guide the de novo design of small molecules inducing a desired phenotype.
Bayesian optimization in continuous spaces via virtual process embeddings
Process optimization in the latent space of functions via variational autoencoder (VAE) and Bayesian Optimization (BO). We demonstrate this to optimize the curl of a kinetic ferroelectric model.
Plot2Spectra: an automatic spectra extraction tool
Scientists cannot easily make use of numerical data encoded in plot images, such as of spectroscopy data, in scientific literature. Plot2Spectra was developed to use computer vision tools to automatically digitize plot images.
A self-driving laboratory designed to accelerate the discovery of adhesive materials
This self-driving laboratory combines a robot for preparing and testing adhesive bonds with an optimizer to rapidly improve adhesive formulations.
Extraction of chemical structures from literature and patent documents using open access chemistry toolkits: a case study with PFAS
Extracting PFAS with open source cheminformatics toolkits reveals ∼1.78 million PFAS in Google Patents, ∼28 K in the CORE literature repository.
Machine learning enhanced spectroscopic analysis: towards autonomous chemical mixture characterization for rapid process optimization
A supervised machine learning algorithm is developed to determine the concentrations of chemical species in multicomponent solutions from their Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra.
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