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ABOUT THE PLATFORM

What is SpringerMaterials?

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive research solution for identifying material properties and covers data relevant for materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.

What benefits does SpringerMaterials offer materials science researchers?

  • Access to one of the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary collections of materials property data
  • High quality, curated data from authoritative data sources
  • Time saving with accurate and efficient search results
  •  Interactive functionalities to visualize and analyze materials data
  • Easy integration of materials data into various research workflows

Where is SpringerMaterials used?

SpringerMaterials is aimed at academic and governmental institutions with a research focus on materials science, physics, chemistry, and engineering. SpringerMaterials also supports industrial research and development in fields such as bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical materials, metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy applications.

What are main research areas covered by SpringerMaterials?

SpringerMaterials primarily focuses on but is not limited to; semiconductors & electronics, chemical engineering & manufacturing, chemical processing & analysis, engineering (automotive, aerospace), fuels & energy, glasses & ceramics, metals & mining and polymer science.

Where are the data sources for SpringerMaterials?

Classic Landolt-Börnstein series, MSI Eureka, Linus Pauling Files – Inorganic Solid Phases, Polymer Thermodynamics Database (ATHAS), Dortmund Databank of Separation Technology, Springer Handbooks (e.g., VDI Heat Atlas), Adsorption Database, NIST Corrosion Database, SpringerMaterials Fundamentals Handbooks.

How often is SpringerMaterials updated?

New content is added quarterly while platform and functionality enhancements and deployed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

SEARCH OPTIONS

What kind of search options does SpringerMaterials provide?

  • Text/keyword search
  • Search by elements
  • Search by structure
  • Corrosion data search

What languages are supported by SpringerMaterials?

English

ONLINE ACCESS

How can I access SpringerMaterials?

Access to SpringerMaterials is provided via a license via IP-Range or seat based model. If your institution has a SpringerMaterials license, and you access the platform within the IP-Range of your organization then access is provided automatically. For corporate organizations Springer Nature also offers seat based access models, which provides access to a limited number of users. If you do not have access yet, please get in touch with Springer Nature’s sales team to learn about different options.

Can SpringerMaterials be accessed via mobile devices?

Yes, the cloud-based SpringerMaterials platform has a responsive layout, which delivers the optimized layout for any desktop or mobile device.

Who do I contact for access issues?

First point of contact is Springer Nature’s Online Service Team at Customer Services,

Which browsers is SpringerMaterials compatible with?

  • Chrome (50.0 – latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (44.0 released on January 26) Comments: For 45 and 46 latest versions,
  • Safari (9.0)
  • IE (9, 10 and 11)
  • Edge (Windows 10)

TRIALS

How do I request a trial?

You can request a trial via Springer Nature’s sales team or via a trial request form.

What is the trial duration?

Springer Nature offers trial periods from 30-60 days.

FOR ADMINISTRATORS

Where can I find the usage statistics for SpringerMaterials?

SpringerMaterials and SpringerLink use the same Admin Dashboard. Select the SpringerMaterials option for usage statistics on this Dashboard on link.springer.com.

What kind of usage statistics are available?

Usage / COUNTER reports are available for the SpringerMaterials platform. To access these reports log into the Admin Dashboard on link.springer.com and go to the Usage section. Select SpringerMaterials from the platform options box. The following COUNTER reports are available:

  • Database Report 1 (DB1): Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database
  • Database Report 2 (DB2): Access Denied by Month, Database and Category

A specialized SpringerMaterials usage report is also available upon request. This report covers web analytic data that complements the COUNTER report and gives highly detailed usage insights.

PRODUCT AND MARKETING SUPPORT

Where can I find more information about SpringerMaterials?

On www.springernature.com/springermaterials you will find more information about SpringerMaterials and quick links to recorded tutorials, webinar dates, the product fact sheet and contact details of the SpringerMaterials product team.

Who to contact for product related questions?

Please reach out to the SpringerMaterials product team. All contact details are available on www.springernature.com/springermaterials.

Who to contact for marketing related questions?

Please send any marketing related questions to Gemma.Ryder@springernature.com.

Contact the SpringerMaterials product team

If you have any product related questions, please let us know. We are also more than happy to set up training and webinars to further demonstrate the value of SpringerMaterials to you and your users.


Michael Klinge, Ph.D.

Michael Klinge, Ph.D.

Director Product Management, SpringerMaterials

Springer Nature Heidelberg

Michael.Klinge@springernature.com

Robin Padilla, Ph.D.

Robin Padilla, Ph.D.

Database Manager, SpringerMaterials

Springer Nature New York

Robin.Padilla@springernature.com

Evelyn Archery

Evelyn Archery

Product Manager, SpringerMaterials

Springer Nature Heidelberg

Evelyn.Archery@springernature.com

Sharon  George, Ph.D.

Sharon George, Ph.D.

Senior Editor, SpringerMaterials

Springer Nature USA

Sharon.George@springernature.com

Jessie  Xiao, Ph.D.

Jessie Xiao, Ph.D.

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature Beijing

Jessie.Xiao@springernature.com

Yuichiro Yuichiro Abe, Ph.D.

Yuichiro Yuichiro Abe, Ph.D.

Product Manager, Nanoscience and Technology

Springer Nature Beijing

Yuichiro.Abe@springernature.com

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