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Assessment and Analysis Tools
Glossary of Terms for Phase Equilibria Diagrams
Characteriaztion of Fracture Origin
Interactive Data Evaluation Assessment Tool
Texture Analysis Software Package
Nanoparticle Hyperthermia Simulation Scripts

FiPy: A Finite Volume PDE Solver Using Python

OOF: Object Oriented Finite element code for analyzing microstructural images

NIST Recommended Practice Guides

"NIST Recommended Practice Guide Particle Size Characterization" (NIST SP 960-1) NIST SP 960-1 in pdf format
"NIST Recommended Practice Guide on the Use of Nomenclature in Dispersion Science & Technology" (NIST SP 960-3) NIST SP 960-3 in pdf format
"X-Ray Topography" (NIST SP 960-10) NIST SP 960-10 in pdf format
"Data Evaluation Theory and Practice" (NIST SP 960-11) NIST SP 960-11 in pdf format
"Fractography of Ceramics and Glasses" (NIST SP 960-16) NIST SP 960-16 in pdf format
The printed book published in May 2007 contains a few errors. For a copy of the errata sheet please click Errata.
"Porosity and Specific Surface Are Measurements for Solid Materials" (NIST SP 960-17) NIST SP 960-11 in pdf format

See Also

Materials Algorithms Project
[The Materials Algorithms Project serves as a centre for the "validation" and distribution of algorithms of use in the modelling of materials. MAP consists of a perpetual library of programs and data, which with skill and imagination can be exploited to develop new concepts by building on existing knowledge.]
MatML: XML for Materials Property Data
[MatML is an extensible markup language (XML) developed especially for the interchange of materials information.]

Melts Software Package
[Melts is a software package for modeling crystallization of magmatic systems. The MELTS and pMELTS applets provide a means to calculate heterogeneous phase equilibria in magmatic systems as a function of bulk composition, temperature and pressure.]
National Physical Laboratory (UK)
[Provides a wide range of materials testing services, from mechanical and environmental testing to process control and failure analysis. Develops new measurement methods for materials, provide measurement services, and undertake government-supported collaborative research and development.]
The WWW Virtual Library: Ceramics
[This WWW Virtual Library contains links to international commercial as well as non-commercial sites for technical and traditional ceramics.]
[This site is the Usenet discussion forum for ceramics via]
Thermodynamic Data and Property Calculation Sites on the Web
[Thanks to the University of Illinois at Chicago Thermodynamics Research Laboratory]

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