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I am Materials science Ph.D. student. I just want to know is it the right site I am in to ask my question related to materials science related field?

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    $\begingroup$ From the Tour: "Matter Modeling Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Matter Modelers: computational chemists, material scientists, particle physicists, data scientists, and anyone else who uses computational methods to study molecules and materials." If you find yourself as one of those mentioned above then this is the right site to ask your questions. $\endgroup$
    – Sha
    Sep 26, 2022 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Sha we migrated this to Meta, so you can turn your comment into an answer now :) That's what I did! $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2022 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ @NikeDattani perfect! You make us all look good. $\endgroup$
    – Sha
    Sep 27, 2022 at 3:18

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You can ask it here. We will try our best to help get your question answered, and if we think that the Engineering Stack Exchange (or Chemistry Stack Exchange, or Computational Science Stack Exchange, or Physics Stack Exchange, etc.) users will be more likely to be able to help you quickly, then we'll migrate the question there for you!

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As Nike Dattani suggests, go ahead and post a question, or add further details about the question(s) you'd like to ask in the main site back into your question here in meta.

This is a particularly friendly and helpful SE community so either way folks will help you sort things out by either recommending additional information to add to (or remove from) your question and/or perhaps closing it and staring the process to migrate it to a different SE site.

There are almost 200 SE sites to choose from! But they vary in question rate and temperament. For example, your first question in Physics SE1 received no answers and was quick-closed by only three users (rather than the traditional five). Although it's a perfectly reasonable question, those folks don't handle practical questions about doing physics very well. They like questions that look more like problem-solving, or sometimes history. But questions requiring specific knowledge of certain techniques are often closed by folks who if they can't answer it themselves may think the question has no right to be there2.

Basically Physics SE is too big3,4 and the question rate is way too high to work as a proper Stack Exchange community. You can still get answers there but you need to develop a nose for what will pique enough people's interest that they don't just close it arbitrarily.

Here are some examples of questions that I've asked here that while not directly asking about modeling (numerical or otherwise) are thinks you'd need to know or understand to do so.


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