Contributions to this list are greatly encouraged. If you know of a suitable materials data center or other source of materials data, please send the pertinent citation or URL, along with a brief description of thetype of data it contains. We have provided these references and links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites.
Data Centers and Sources
Biomaterials Properties Database at the University of Michigan
[Broad range of tabulated property data for a number of biomaterials, such as hydroxyapatite, and including thermal properties.]
Cambridge Materials Selection Database
[Originating from the work of Mike Ashby at Cambridge University, this database includes most engineering materials. There are no missing property values, allowing direct comparisons between all materials and across traditional classifications, e.g. ceramics to metals. It is accompanied by Ashby's charting and performance index methods permitting a systematic approach to analysis of materials based on engineers' design requirements for mechanical, thermal, and electrical applications. The database shows the processes that can be used to shape each material. The physical and economic attributes of each process are given under the main categories of casting, deformation, deposition, machining, moulding, powder methods, and rapid prototyping.]
Ceramic Industry's Ceramic Reference Guide
[This guide contains tables and charts for a variety of ceramic materials and properties.]
[Worldwide scientific and technical literature, information, and data on the thermophysical, thermoradiative, mechanical, electronic, electrical, magnetic, optical, and other properties of technologically important materials to maintain CINDAS as a national resource for materials properties data and information.]
CODATA Thermodynamic Properties of Key Chemical Substances
[The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) has conducted a project to establish internationally agreed values for the thermodynamic properties of key chemical substances. This table presents the final results of the project. Use of these recommended, internally consistent values is encouraged in the analysis of thermodynamic measurements, data reduction, and preparation of other thermodynamic tables. The table includes the standard enthalpy of formation at 298.15 K, the entropy at 298.15 K, and the quantity H (298.15 K)-H (0). A value of 0 in the DfH column for an element indicates the reference state for that element. The standard state pressure is 100000 Pa (1 bar). See the reference for information on the dependence of gas-phase entropy on the choice of standard state pressure. Substances are listed in alphabetical order of their chemical formulas when written in the most common form.]
Composite Materials Handbook
[A joint effort of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Materials Sciences Corporation, and the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials.]
Controlled Fusion Atomic Data Center
[This center compiles, reviews, and recommends atomic collision data of significance to fusion research. An online bibliography is maintained to support this activity. Services include consultation, specific data on request, and referral to data sources. Output includes bibliographic and numeric databases, printed data compilations and published articles and reports.]
Copper Data Center
[This service provides access to the world's technical and environmental literature regarding copper and copper alloys.]
Materials Property Database from JAHM Software
[The Materials Property Database (MPDB) software is designed to provide easy access to over 1100 materials and 5700 sets of temperature dependent data for elastic modulus, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity & more.]
[MatWeb has property data for a variety of engineering materials including metal alloys, polymers, and ceramics.]
MEMS Material Properties Database
[The MEMS Material Properties Database includes mechanical properties, electrical properties, optical properties. This Material Properties database is useful for the design and analysis of MEMS structures and devices by practitioners, researchers and students.]
MIRO Project RC132
[MIRO Project RC132: Phase Equilibrium Data for Oxide Systems combines existing data for alloys and gases. The RC132 database has already been used successfully to solve problems associated with iron formation in zinc blast furnaces, to assist in the extraction of copper and precious metals, to provide information on liquidus temperatures and primary phases of relevance to glass making, to assess the consequences of a nuclear reactor core meltdown and to model the behaviour of fly ash in coal combustion.]
Mossbauer Effect Data Center
[This university research institute produces, collects, and evaluates data on the Mossbauer Effect. Output includes the database Mossbauer Micros, and the published Mossbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal. Specific data is provided upon request, in addition to consultation services and a referral to other data sources.]
National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology
[NCEMT contains engineering knowledge bases including: Atlas of Formability, High Temperature Superconductors, Aluminum Stabilized NbTi Superconductors, Powder Metallurgy Materials, Porous Materials, and Thermophysical Properties.]
NIST Bibliographic Database on Atomic Transition Probabilities
[The NIST bibliographic database on atomic transition probabilities presently contains 6113 references, dating from 1914 through May 1999. These papers contain numerical data, comments, and review articles on atomic transition probabilities (oscillator strengths, line strengths, or radiative lifetimes).]
NIST Chemical Kinetics Database
[The NIST Chemical Kinetics Database provides a tool for those producing and using gas-phase kinetic data.]
NIST Chemistry WebBook
[The NIST Chemistry WebBook provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species. The data provided in the site are from collections maintained by the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and outside contributors. Data in the Chemistry WebBook system are organized by chemical species. The Chemistry WebBook system allows users to search for chemical species by various means. Once the desired species has been identified, the system will display data for the species.]
NIST Crystallographic Data Project
[The NIST Crystallographic Data Project collects data on the crystallographic structure and properties of materials, including full structural crystal data. Referrals to other data sources and consultation services on NIST crystallographic data activities are also available.]
NIST Database on Reinforcement Permeability Values
[Includes data on composite reinforcement materials used in liquid composite molding.]
NIST Physical Reference Data
[Includes physical constants, and other data regarding atomic and molecular spectroscopy, ionizing radiation and dosimetry, nuclear and condensed matter physics, and more.]
Notre Dame Radiation Chemistry Data Center
[The Radiation Chemistry Data Center of the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory is an information resource dedicated to the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of data characterizing the reactions of transient intermediates produced by radiation chemical and photochemical methods.]
Superconductivity Papers Database at Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
[This database largely covers articles on superconductivity published after the advent (1987) of high Tc in 20 - 50 scientific journals and includes review papers.]
Technical Ceramics Information Center, Germany
[This site contains tables of typical properties of ceramic materials.]
Titanium Industries Users Technical Guide
[Titanium Industries Users Technical Guide by Titanium Industries, Inc. website is designed and built to be an informative resource for titanium users.]

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