SpringerMaterials is a database that allows materials scientists and related scientists to identify materials and their properties.

It is the most comprehensive collection of data in the fields of physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, materials science, and related fields. More than 1,000 authors and editors worldwide screen original literature and critically evaluate data and its corresponding experimental setup.

Content is easily accessible from wherever you are located on any device at materials.springer.com. Download the SpringerMaterials brochure for more information, or take a look at the recently pusblished White Paper on how SpringerMaterials adds value to research and science.

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Benefits for researchers

  • Unrivaled database containing the most comprehensive collection of materials and chemical properties to ensure you find the desired data in a single location.
  • SpringerMaterials includes the Landolt-Börnstein series and MSI Databases, which feature a critical review process ensuring the data is accurate, relevant, and up to date.
  • Accurate and efficient search results via intelligent search and content retrieval system, based on metadata that tags each of the 500,000+ documents with description on name, type of material, property names, etc.
  • Quick insights with powerful and easy-to-use periodic table and chemical structure search tools enable the researchers to search and discover related materials for comparison.

Benefits for librarians and information managers

  • Increase institution’s research productivity by providing fast access to a large set of scientific data in materials science.
  • Harnessing the magnitude and scope of SpringerMaterials minimizes the number of resources needing maintenance.
  • Assurance that the database contains only the highest quality peer- and critically reviewed reports including content evaluated by recognized experts.
  • Easy access via one single platform through desktop or mobile devices with responsive design
  • Flexible purchase options for the library with powerful tools to monitor usage and see the return on investment.

The building blocks of SpringerMaterials

SpringerMaterials consists of six major parts (Landolt-Börnstein, Linus-Pauling Files, Adsorption Database, Polymer Thermodynamics Database, Thermophysical Properties Database, and MSI Database.)

  1. The Landolt-Börnstein Series: 461 volumes, 290,000 substances and 1,400,000 citations
  2. The complete Linus Pauling Files: A comprehensive database covering the properties of inorganic solid phases and containing 255,000 documents with 129,000 interactive structures.
  3. A subset of the Dortmund Database of Software and Separation Technology which covers the thermophysical properties of pure liquids and binary mixtures, with 472,000 data points.
  4. An Adsorption Database covering over 1,500 reversible, equilibrium isotherms on 66 adsorbents.
  5. A Polymer Thermodynamics database containing 30,000 data points covering 150 polymers.
  6. The MSI Database, a collection of 4,100 critically evaluated reports on binary/ternary elemental systems and 7,500 interactive phase diagrams.
  7. Corrosion Database, compiled from various literature sources by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), contains 24,724 unique records of corrosion rates/ratings of 1,026 different materials in 288 different environments, under various exposure conditions.

SpringerMaterials for academic research

SpringerMaterials is highly relevant to research in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and areas such as Electrical Engineering.

Applicability of SpringerMaterials for Corporate Researchers

SpringerMaterials is highly relevant to Research and Development in the following areas: