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Materials Science and Engineering

Guide to information sources on materials.


block of aerogel sitting on a young plant

aerogel by Eugen Stoll, under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.

Materials property data is widely dispersed in handbooks, manuals, articles, and other resources.  Some useful resources for locating materials property information follow.

  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICDD) - the Libraries does not have access to this resource however staff at the Materials Characterization Lab do. Penn Staters may request a search from MCL staff. Contact Linda Musser, EMS Library for more information.