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Databases and Standards

NIST Databases

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, Md.) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce tasked with promoting “U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.” A partial list of NIST ceramic and glass property databases follows.

Other Property Databases

  • Mat Web: Free materials information database with data on 22,154 materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Comprised mostly of data sheets and spec sheets supplied by manufacturers and distributors.
  • MEMS Material Properties Database: Includes mechanical properties, electrical properties, optical properties, and other values acquired through a literature search conducted by the MEMS Clearinghouse.
  • NASA Ames TPSX Materials Property: Database for advanced thermal protection material properties.
  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD): Maintained by Fachsinformationzentrum (FIZ) in Karlsruhe, Germany.


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