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Materials Science

Properties

Basic Resources for Properties

Databases for Properties

More Resources for Properties

If you can’t find the property you are looking for, try using:

How to Access SpringerMaterials via LANDOLT-BÖRNSTEIN:

Landolt-Bornstein  //  Springer-Materials

The Library does not have a license for SpringerMaterials.
We do have online access to the predecessor to SpringerMaterials, Landolt-Börnstein for 2009 and earlier.  The original Landolt-Börnstein series groupings:

  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group I Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group II Molecules and Radicals
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group III Condensed Matter
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group IV Physical Chemistry
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group V Geophysics
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group VI Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group VII Biophysics
  • Landolt-Börnstein – Group VIII Advanced Materials and Technologies

In most cases, you can access the 2009 and earlier information in our online volumes of Landolt-Börnstein.  For the more recent content added to SpringerMaterials, you’ll need to refer to one or more of the alternate sources listed below.


Each record in SpringerMaterials has a source. If the source of the document you need is Landolt-Börnstein and from 2009 or earlier, you can get the PDF through Portico under the left Books filter. From SpringerMaterials, note the title of the document and volume in Landolt. Browse the alphabetical list of volumes in Portico, then that volume’s table of contents to find your document PDF.  Here’s a handout (PDF) with some screenshots from both databases.  At present, the volumes are listed alphabetically by their English titles, but eventually will be grouped into subject sections for easier browsing.

Some of the volumes in Portico are alphabetized by their subtitle. For example:

Crystal Structure Data of Inorganic Compounds · Key Element: O Part 2 shows up in the volume list as 

Key Element: O Part 2

Crystal Structures of Inorganic Compounds · Structure Types Part 1: Space Groups (230) Ia-3d -(219)-F43-c shows up as 

Structure Types Part 1: Space Groups (230) Ia-3d -(219)-F43-c

Phase Equilibria, Crystallographic and Thermodynamic Data of Binary Alloys · Ac-Ag … Au-Zr shows up as  

Ac-Ag … Au-Zr

Why we don’t have Springer Materials

More Information on Landolt-Börnstein

Landolt-Börnstein  is a vast and systematic collection of physical and chemcal properties of materials.  The verified  physical  data available reflect numerical data and functional relationships in physics, physical chemistry, biophysics, geophysics, astronomy, materials science, and technology.  Earlier volumes (to the 1980’s) are in German.

Thanks to Teri Vogel (UCSD) and Chuck Huber (UCSB): text on their pages used above

Alternative databases for locating crystallographic information if you find something in SpringerMaterials

Use Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) or SciFinder and REAXYS (any articles referenced in SpringerMaterials will also be indexed in SciFinder, and possibly Reaxys).