If you work in ceramic science and engineering, you probably know that phase diagrams are a must-have reference material. That’s why The American Ceramic Society and NIST put so much continuous effort into expanding and keeping the ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams database up-to-date.
Along these lines, the partners have just issued Version 3.4 of the Phase Equilibria Diagrams CD-ROM Database (NIST Standard Reference Database 31), which contains 892 new entries and approximately 1,400 new diagrams (the largest-ever update!), bringing the total number of diagrams to approximately 24,800.
This comprehensive, searchable CD-ROM includes all the information printed in the 21 hard-copy volumes as well as “virtual” Volumes 15, 16, and special-Volume P (phosphorus-containing).
The new content includes experimental and calculated data for an unprecedented range of nonorganic material types, including oxides and mixed systems with oxides, chalcogenides (sulfides, selenides, tellurides), pnictides (N, P, As, Sb, Bi), actinides (U, Pu, Th) and actinide-surrogates (Ce), oxycation systems (e.g. molybdates, vanadates), semiconductors (Si, Ge, Sn), group 3 systems (B, Al, Ga, In, Tl), and salts including mixed systems with salts.
The new figures are labeled as Volume 17 in this latest release. Note that, as for all post-Volume-14 content, these figures are only available in electronic form and will not be published in printed book form. However, all post-Volume-14 figures (and newly revised older figures) are available via the CD-ROM as .pdf files which are identical in quality to those in the hard-copy “blue books” (simply use the View/Print PDF button at the bottom of the CD-ROM’s user interface).
So, if you are involved with optics, non-linear optics, luminophores, advanced composites, nuclear fission/fusion, radioactive waste, catalysis, batteries, alloy-property tailoring, coatings (thermal/electrical/structural/corrosion), thermoelectrics, ionizing radiation detectors, dyes, corrosion inhibitors, heat insulators, chemical processing, metallurgical processing, cement, glass-ceramic technology, energy storage (thermoaccumulators), infrared and laser technologies, memory cells, gas sensors, electrical and magnetic switches, varistors, thermistors, electrical conductors, ionic conductors, solid-oxide fuel cells, separation membranes, semiconductor technology, microelectronics, optically-transparent conducting oxides, photoelectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics (including lead-free), gate dielectrics, magnetoelectrics, or holographic information storage—Version 3.4 of the Phase Equilibria Diagrams CD-ROM is for you!
Discounts are available for Version 3.3 Single-User and Multiple-User license owners. Customers who purchased Phase 3.3 after Oct. 1, 2011 will automatically receive a free update to Phase 3.4.
Anyone interested can also order a free Demo & Cumulative Index CD from ACerS that features 202 figures from Annual 1992 and 11 diagrams from Volume 15 to “test drive” the features of the CDROM phase database. (Demo CDs ship after July 7, 2012.)