MXY_DB, An open database of computed bulk ternary transition metal dichalcogenides

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We present a dataset of structural relaxations of bulk ternary transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) computed via plane-wave density functional theory (DFT). We examined combinations of up to two chalcogenides with seven transition metals from groups 4-6 in octahedral (1T) or trigonal prismatic (2H) coordination. The full dataset consists of 672 unique stoichiometries, with a total of 50,337 individual configurations generated during structural relaxation. Our motivations for building this dataset are (1) to develop a training set for the generation of machine and deep learning models and (2) to obtain structural minima over a range of stoichiometries to support future electronic analyses. We provide the dataset as individual VASP xml files and in the ASE database format.