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Physical properties of materials

Last Updated: 1-May-2014

Data on the physical properties of materials can be found at a number of campus libraries as well as online.   The Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library has the most print resources, but there are many online options as well.

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Databases and online subscription resources

View properties and relationships for over 220 metal alloys with over 80000 different property combinations.

Explore, search and view more than 11,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 2400 systems.

Schenectady, N.Y. : Genium Pub. Corp., c1984-
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks, non-circulating item » TN690.4 .M6 1984 V.1

This is the classic print only version originally published by General Electric Company, Corporate Research and Development Division. It is not available online.

Includes properties such as Abbe number, Refractive index, Dispersion data, and Transmittance curves of commercially-available optical and filter glasses from 16 manufacturers around the world.

West Lafayette, IN : CINDAS LLC

Data and information on thermal, mechanical, electrical and physical properties of electronics packaging materials.

[Washington, D.C.] : National Institute of Standards and Technology, [1998]

A comprehensive source for chemical and physical property data for chemical compounds.

[Frankfurt, Germany ; New York, NY] : Elsevier

Search the Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.

Based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, this is a unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

Contains the thermophysical properties of over 5,000 materials with approximately 50,000 data curves.

Physical, thermodynamic, vapor pressure, critical constants, environmental, exposure limits, and other important properties for the chemical elements. Coverage for Ac to Zr elements.

Internet resources for physical properties of materials