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Online Materials Databases, Tools and Tutorials

WebElements - Mark Winter's award winning web site, a periodic table of the elements

Periodic Table - Phoenix College's ChemLab server

Its Elemental - A very nice periodic table on Jefferson Lab's educational web site

Physical Constants - NIST's reference on site offering CODATA internationally recognized values for units and physical constants

Units Conversion Calculator - Convert between different units of measurement

AZom - online materials information site, including a newsletter, properties, and experts

eFunda - Online reference for engineers

The Phase Diagram Web - For elemental binary systems

NIST's JANEF Chemical Formula Search - Search for a material's properties by entering its chemical formula

Martindale's, The Reference Desk - Extensive reference resource on many topics, including materials science

MatWeb - Database of materials sheets, including metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, fibers

Nanotechnology Database - A site at Loyola that presents up-to-date sources of information on nanotechnology

American Mineralogy Database - A crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy

Crystal Lattice - Structure - View a variety of crystal structures

Hardness Conversions - Convert hardness to tensile strength

Hardness Scales - Convert between standard hardness scales

Hardness Conversion Charts - Charts showing standard hardness scales plotted against Vicker's hardness

Hardness Scales for Wood - Janka hardness table listing different woods

Hardness Testing - tutorials, charts and tools

NDT Calculators - Eddy current and ultrasonic calculators

Materials Tutorials

The Challenge of Materials - A gallery and web site all about materials

Diffusion Modules - Online modules on diffusion from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Select "Faculty", "Lupulescu, Afina" then "Diffusion Modules Listings")

The Matter Project - An outstanding set of online tutorials on many materials science topics

Quasicrystals - A tutorial on crystalline materials which do not fit classic unit cell scheme (Select "Introduction to Quasicrystals")

Materials Testing - Tinius-Olson's pages describing various materials properties and testing methods

Ellingham Diagrams - This is an on-line tutorial and program developed at San Jose State University that introduces Ellingham diagrams, a widely used tool for predicting the thermodynamic stability of carbides, oxides, nitrides, halides and sulfides.  This program will let you select type of Ellingham diagram (carbide, oxide, nitride, halide or sulfide), the specific reaction, and then view the Ellingham diagram and make related thermodynamic calculations.

Materials Science and Engineering Software

NIH Image - public domain image capture, processing, and analysis software for the Apple Macintosh

Scion Image - Scion's adaptation of NIH Image for Windows and Mac OS.

X-ray Crystallography Simulator - Mark DeGreaf's program for the Macintosh allows one to enter cell parameters, populate it with atoms, and display the structure in several ways and calculate a diffraction pattern.

MatVis - Ricardo Simoes's student/instructor-oriented program for displaying and manipulating crystal structures

Materials Characterization

Metallography and Microstructure

Metallography Image Archive - The Royal Institute of Technology's online metallography site

Microstructures of Copper - The Copper Page's gallery of microstructures of copper-based alloys

Metallography - An online resource for metallographers


Image Analysis Tool Kit (CD-ROM) - Image processing resources such as Adobe PhotoShop filters for Mac and Windows platforms

CIME - Interdisciplinary Center of Electron Microscopy, an extensive collection of online resources related to electron microscopy 

WWW Virtual Library: Microscopy - all aspects of light microscopy, electron microscopy and other forms of microscopy

University of Oklahoma - Microscopy and Microscopes, online course

Microscopy and Microanalysis - A site maintained by Argonne National Laboratory

X-ray Techniques and Crystallography

SINCRIS - An extensive list of crystallography software

X-Ray WWW Server - A site for x-ray spectroscopists

Silicon Valley X-Ray Site - An independent public service site that provides links and information related primarily to x-ray instrumentation and various applications of x-rays, and targets the professionals developing or using x-ray equipment

Inspection and Non-destructive Testing

NDT - A forum for the inspection and non-destructive testing community

NDT Resource - A comprehensive source of information and materials for NDT and NDE technical education.  Excellent tutorials, online calculators, and career information

MNRC - McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center, neutron imaging

Rockwell Hardness Measurement of Metallic Materials - A 118 page document from NIST

Other Techniques

STM Gallery - IBM Almaden's scanning tunneling microscopy image gallery

Metals, Ceramics, Polymers and Related Sites

Materials Science

Yahoo, Materials Science - Science, Engineering/Materials Science, glossaries, links and other web-based resources

Materials Science Web Resources - Oakridge National Laboratory's list of materials science web resources

Materials Science Resources on the Web - A site maintained by Iowa State University

MaterSci - A searchable database of Internet resources related to materials science

Materials Gateway - Part of PSIgate (Physical Sciences Information Gateway), the physical sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network

Materials Science Resources - SUNY-Stony Brook's list of Internet resources

World of Materials - An introduction to materials science and engineering


Principal Metals Online - Properties or a wide variety of metals, specifications, periodic table, conversion factors and weight calculators

The Copper Page - Worldwide Copper Links, sponsored by the International Copper Association

Titanium Services - A forum for titanium professionals, includes data and specification on alloys and products

Titanium Industries - Excellent resource on titanium alloys, history, and applications.  Includes a student's page.

International Magnesium Association - News, publications and databases on magnesium alloys

Magnesium - A comprehensive online resource for engineers and others interested in the history, development and applications of magnesium

Nickel Development Institute - Information about nickel and nickel-containing materials -- how they are being used today

Aluminum Association - News and articles concerning the aluminum industry

World-Aluminum - History, applications and environmental matters related to aluminum

American Zinc Association - News, data, applications and educational videos on zinc

USGS Minerals Information, Zinc - Articles summarizing the production and utilization of zinc

World Gold Council - The gold market, jewelry, and technical information on gold

Platinum Today - Prices, data, applications, and production of platinum

Stainless Steel Information Center - Data, applications and news on stainless steel.  Includes a tutorial for students.


Ceramics and Industrial Materials - Resources dedicated to professionals interested in ceramics, industrial minerals and related topics


Plastics Resource - Information on plastics and the environment

Yahoo, Polymers - Yahoo Polymers index

Polymers Division - Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at NIST

Macrogalleria - A cyberland of polymer fun


Chemistry of Diamond - An article on the chemistry, structure and types of diamond

The Composites Corner - Links to hundreds of composite materials sites

Superplasticity - A searchable database of literature, materials, conferences and suppliers related to superplasticity

MEMS - videos showing operating MEMS devices

Professional Societies and Associations

AACCM - Association of American Ceramic Component Manufacturers

ACerS - American Ceramics Society

AISE - Association of Iron and Steel Engineers

AISI - The American Iron and Steel Institute

ANSI - The American National Standards Institute

APC - American Plastics Council

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

ASM - ASM International

ASNT - American Society for Nondestructive Testing

AWS - American Welding Society

ICDD - The International Centre for Diffraction Data

ITA - The International Titanium Association

MRS - Materials Research Society

NACE - National Association of Corrosion Engineers

NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIST - The National Institute for Standards and Technology

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association

SPE - Society of Plastics Engineers

TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Research Laboratories

AMES Laboratory - A US DOE laboratory operated by Iowa State University

ALS - Advanced Light Source (Berkeley, CA)

ANL - Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Illinois)

Battlelle - Battelle (Memorial Institute)

BNL - Brookhaven National Laboratory (Brookhaven, New York)

IBM - Materials science research at IBM

LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico)

LBL - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley, California)

LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, California)

NASA-Langley Research Center - Aeronautics and space research (Hampton, Virginia)

NCEM - National Center for Electron Microscopy

NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NRL - Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)

ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oakridge, Tennessee)

PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, Washington)

SNL - Sandia National Laboratory (Livermore, California)

SRI International - a private research laboratory (Menlo Park, California)

Educational Sites

Sites - Educational Resources Available On Line

General Atomics Science Education Foundation - Educational modules and materials for science, including materials science

Teaching Plastics - A virtual plastics classroom

ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center

The Gateway to Educational Materials - Department of Education's one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet

Solar Action Alliance - Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.

Products - Commercial Products Developed for Classroom and Laboratory Use

Klinger Educational Products Corp. - Physics demonstrators and crystal models

Beevers Miniature Models - small crystal structure models for industry, research and education

JCrystal - View crystal morphology editor and viewer for a wide range of minerals and structures; includes stereo pairs, anaglyphs, and exports to HTML and popular image file formats.

MatVis - A student/instructor-oriented program for displaying and manipulating crystal structures

ESM-Software - Software for materials science, databases, crystallography, thermochemistry, etc.

ESM-JMC - Educational software for materials


Bureau of Labor Statistics - Materials Engineer

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Chemists and Materials Scientists

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online

Materials Jobs - Jobs for materials professionals (MetallurgyJobs.com, PolymerJobs.com, CeramicJobs.com)

Welding-Engineer Jobs - Jobs for welding engineers

Chronicle of Higher Education - Resources for educators and academic professionals

Career Resource Center - career opportunities for students interested in materials science and engineering

Career Builder - Search hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation or in your own neighborhood

www.neuvoo.com - Free job search engine (indexes jobs directly for free from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards) 











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