Published on June 8th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray0
The American Ceramic Society Releases New ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams CD-ROM DatabasePublished on June 8th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray
December 8, 2008
Includes 817 new entries with 1,200 new diagrams
WESTERVILLE, OHIO – The American Ceramic Society
and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just
released ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams CD-ROM Database (Version
3.2). The new version contains more than 21,000 evaluated phase
diagrams of ceramic systems such as oxides, salts, carbides, nitrides,
boride, compound semiconductors and chalco¬genides, and features over
1,000 new diagrams.
Critically evaluated by the National
Institute of Standards and Technology, the searchable CD includes full
commentary text, references, and plotter-quality diagrams.
searchable CD is now available in single or multiple-user licenses at
the ACerS website, plus ACerS and NIST now offer potential users a
free, demo-CD version of the new edition.
“The American Ceramic
Society and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have
developed a free demonstration CD-ROM of Phase Diagrams Database 3.2 to
showcase its new features,” said Terrell Vanderah, editor-in-chief at
NIST. “This searchable demo CD offers the same functionality as the
full version, but with limited content consisting of the 202 figures
published in past editions and 11 figures from the latest
The full version of Phase Diagrams Database
3.2 includes 817 new entries with 1,200 new diagrams. Besides the new
material, the database includes the full commentary text, references
and diagrams contained in the 21-volume Phase Equilibria Diagram book
series. ACerS and NIST, however, point out that the new information in
Version 3.2 is only available in electronic form and will not be
published in a separate book.
An understanding of phase
equilibria in ceramic systems is central to the use and development of
materials in refractories, glass, and other high-temperature
technologies. Phase equilibria provide guidance to scientists and
researchers concerning the flexibility and constraints, dictated by
forces of nature, on the evolution of phase assemblages in ceramics.
For nearly seventy
years, NIST and ACerS have collaborated on the publication of evaluated
phase diagrams for ceramic systems. The joint program supports the
growth and progress in the ceramics industries by providing relevant,
critically evaluated data.
Phase Diagrams Database 3.2 was
developed to run on Microsoft Windows, but also runs on Microsoft
Vista. The database is available in single and multiple user licenses.
Additional information and online order placement for the free demo CD-ROM is available at www.ceramics.org/phase. ACerS-NIST also offers three other methods for accessing phase-diagram content: Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online (www.phase.ceramics.org), a hardbound book series and five topical CD-ROMs.
About The American Ceramic Society
The American Ceramic Society serves the informational,
educational, and professional needs of the international ceramics
community. The Society membership includes more than 8,500 scientists,
engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators and
students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 60
countries. ACerS provides members and subscribers access to periodicals
and books, meetings and expositions, and online technical information.
In addition, ACerS’ journals are the most cited ceramic publications in
the world. Founded in 1898, the Society provides education and forums
to connect individuals working in ceramics-related materials in order
to better advance the ceramics community.
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