SpringerMaterials © Lauren CapersSpringerMaterials is the world’s largest and most comprehensive research platform dedicated to information on materials, their properties and uses.

It encompasses all volumes of Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the largest and most respected compilation of data in physics and chemistry founded in 1883, along with a number of unique and specialized databases.

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The building blocks of SpringerMaterials

  • The Landolt-Börnstein Database
    400 volumes, 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations
  • The complete Linus Pauling Files 
    A comprehensive database about the properties of inorganic solid phases, consisting of 255,000 documents
  • A subset of the Dortmund Database of Software and Separation Technology
    Covering the Thermophysical Properties of pure liquids and binary mixtures, with 425,000 data points
  • An Adsorption database 
    covers over 1,000 reversible, equilibrium isotherms
  • A Polymer Thermodyamics database
    that contains 140,000 datapoints about 150 polymers
  • 44,000 Chemical Safety Documents
    REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, GHS Globally Harmonized System RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances, WEEE Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Benefits for researchers

  • Unrivaled database containing the most comprehensive collection of the properties of materials and chemicals, with the greatest scope and depth to ensure the researcher finds all the content in a single location.
  • SpringerMaterials features a critical review process that ensures that the researcher can rest assured that the data is accurate, relevant and up to date.
  • Intelligent search and content retrieval system, based on metadata that tags each of the 100,000+ documents with information describing its content like name and type of material, properties names, etc. This ensures the searches are accurate and efficient and the document contains exactly what you are looking for.
  • Powerful and unique Periodic Table and Chemical Structure Search tools enable the researchers to search in an expansive way, and discover related materials for comparison.

Benefits for librarians and information managers

  • Increase your institution’s research productivity by offering a huge database of materials science and their properties. Simultaneously, minimize the number of resources you need to maintain by harnessing the magnitude and scope of SpringerMaterials.
  • Rest assured that the database contains only the highest quality of peer-reviewed and critically reviewed and expert authorized content.
  • SpringerMaterials is an easy no-hassle platform to maintain, with 24/7 concurrent access for all your researchers, either onsite or through remote authentication.
  • Flexible purchase options for the library, with powerful tools to monitor usage and see the return on your investment.

Key facts

  • A comprehensive database that covers the physical and chemical properties in Materials Science
  • All content is critically reviewed by 1000+ external experts in the relevant fields!
  • The database contains the complete Landolt-Börnstein New Series, which spans from particles, atoms and nuclei to multi-phase systems.
  • SpringerMaterials employs an intuitive and efficient search system that ranks data based on metadata relevance and full text search. Also browse for element systems using the periodic table, draw chemical structures and substructures!
  • Complete bibliographic data is provided, along with links to the original content.
  • Quarterly updates to the database, with new books added, databases acquired and updated


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SpringerMaterials for academic research

SpringerMaterials is highly relevant to research in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and most Engineering disciplines.

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  • Aerospace and Aeronautics
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Materials and Steel
  • Oil, Gas and Geosciences
  • Energy, Utilities and Environment

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