SpringerMaterials

SpringerMaterials at materials.springer.com is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields. 

The platform is aimed at academic and governmental institutions with a research focus on materials science, physics, chemistry, and engineering, and is supporting research and development in corporate organizations in the fields of bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy application.

Quick and reliable insights accelerating your research

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Vast collection of quality content

Covering multiple material types, property classes and applications 

Content ClassQuantity

Phase Diagram Reports

4,000 detailed reports

Interactive Phase Diagrams

43,000 binary and ternary metallic systems

Crystal Structures

240,000 structures

Corrosion Data

25,000 records for 1000+ metal systems and 275+ environments

Gas Adsorption Data

1500 isotherms and 60+ adsorbents

Thermophysical Property Data

472,000 data points for 1,200+ binary mixtures and 51 substances

Polymer Thermodynamic Data

30,000 data points for 150 polymers & macromolecules

Book Content

480+ volumes from 205,000+ documents in the Landolt-Börnstein, Springer Handbooks, SpringerMaterials Fundamentals and other related resources


Applications and research areas:

Semiconductors & Electronics, Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing, Chemical Processing & Analysis, Engineering (Automotive, Aerospace), Fuels & Energy, Glasses & Ceramics, Metals & Mining and Polymer Science.


Data sources include:
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


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Interactive functionality saving time

Interactive crystal structures, data tables, phase diagrams, and fast data export are tools help save critical time and provide deep insights into material structures and properties.

3D interactive crystal structures

View crystal structures from published data and create your own personalized view. Measure bond angles and distances, display multiple unit cells, and easily export the customized image. 

Exact data points with interactive
phase diagrams

SpringerMaterials has one of the largest collections of binary and ternary phase diagrams. Over 40,000 interactive phase diagrams include tools to determine phase transitions and record points of interest.

Data Sliders

Interactive tables with data sliders support easy sorting of large datasets by selecting specific data ranges.

Corrosion search

Search by material, environment or both, sorting by corrosion rating. Access and download detailed information on exposure conditions.

Citation exporter

Easily export citations for SpringerMaterials content in multiple standard formats.

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Materials science related search options

Multiple search tools to quickly find material property data.

Text and result refinement

Intuitive text searching and options to browse by subject collection(s). Refine searches by data source, discipline or property.

Periodic table search

Select single or multiple elements from the interactive periodic table to simultaneously search for materials containing selected element(s). 

Chemical structure search

Quickly draw and search for chemical structure(s) using integrated tools with advanced drawing options. Structure search results include exact match and relevant substructures ranked by a similarity percentage.

Corrosion search

Search for detailed corrosion data by material and/or exposure environment. Multiple materials and environments can be selected to quickly and easily find the strongest/weakest material or environment for a given application. 

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Trusted and curated resource

Thousands of materials science experts around the globe work to ensure the high quality of the platform – read more.

One example deals with SpringerMaterials book content. Where books have multiple authors, the authors will review other chapters of the book in the first instance. After this initial screening process, where anomalies can be picked up, the editor will read both the reviews and the chapter. After this reading, a final report is created, synthesizing the views of everyone who has reviewed the work. The author will be asked to make revisions, and will get a chance to clarify any points that aren’t clear.


Having multiple reviewers for a chapter pushes up the quality of the information, not just in terms of the accuracy of the data, but in how it is presented and explained to the reader.


Database contributors, all of whom have a PhD level qualification in the fields of chemistry, physics, or materials science, carefully review all the individual pieces of data added to SpringerMaterials. Materials science is an area where experimental accuracy is of particular importance, especially when data is relied upon to create models from which new discoveries will arise. SpringerMaterials experts all come from a research background, and take their responsibility for accuracy extremely seriously.


Another example is the Adsorption Isotherm Database in SpringerMaterials. Here, data for industrially relevant solids and gases is compiled from current literature. This does not include data for new or emerging materials which are not well characterized and synthesized only in small quantities; all the materials included are well known with proven synthesis routes. Conflicting data in adsorption isotherms is very common, since small changes in handling, activa¬tion, and procedures can make a difference to the way they behave, so the data in SpringerMaterials is screened for best practice.


For accuracy, the team also focus on the availability of numerical data rather than less reliable graphical data. With graphs, Springer editors contact the authors and request tabulated data for evaluation. 

How SpringerMaterials helps researchers?

  • Access the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary collection of materials and chemical properties with extensive coverage of all major topics in materials science and related disciplines.
  • Take advantage of the best and most trusted materials science sources such as Landolt Börnstein data on a single platform. Comprising journals, books and standalone data sets.
  • Save time with accurate and efficient search results using multiple specialized search and result refinement functions. 
  • Take advantage of interactive functionalities to analyze, manipulate and visual different data types quickly.
  • Integrate materials data types easily in your research workflow with data export in standard formats.

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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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