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Physical Sciences Databases

Name Description
Astrophysics Data System
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Dates vary

NASA-funded project whose main resource is an Abstract Service, which includes four sets of abstracts: Astronomy and astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and geophysics, and Los Alamos preprint server.

INSPEC
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1896-current

Bibliographic database providing access to the world's scientific literature in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, control engineering, information technology, communications, computers, computing, and manufacturing and production engineering.

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AccessScience
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Dates vary.

Full access to 7100+ articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology updated daily. Also includes over 2000 biographies of leading scientists, weekly updates of breakthroughs and discoveries in science and technology, a science dictionary, and links to related websites.

arXiv.org
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Dates vary

Electronic pre-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science and quantitative biology.

Atomic Spectral Line Broadening Bibliographic Database
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Dates vary

The NIST bibliographic database on atomic spectral line broadening contains approximately 800 recent references, including numerical data, general information, comments, and review articles.

Atomic Transition Probability Bibliographic Database
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1914-1999

NIST's bibliographic database on atomic transition probabilities presently contains 6113 references, dating from 1914 through May 1999.

Atomic Weights and Isotopic Compositions
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Dates vary

The atomic weights are available for elements 1 through 111, and isotopic compositions or abundances are given when appropriate.

Bibliography of Photon Total Cross Section (Attenuation Coefficient) Measurements
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1907-1995

Database of measured and theoretical cross section data in the form of reprints, reports, and personal communications.

Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database
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Dates vary

The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database (BMCD) contains crystal data and the crystallization conditions, which have been compiled from literature.

ChemRate: A Calculational Database for Unimolecular Reaction
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Dates vary

ChemRate is a program containing databases with experimental results on unimolecular reactions, information pertaining to transition state and molecular structures necessary for the calculation of high pressure rate constants and thermal functions respectively.

Department of Energy Information Bridge
Date range
1995-current

Provides the open source to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports.

Electron-Impact Ionization Cross Section Database
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Current

Electron-Impact Ionization Cross Section Database primarily consists of total ionization cross sections of molecules by electron impact.

Elemental Data Index
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Current

The Elemental Data Index provides access to the holdings of NIST Physics Laboratory online data organized by element. It is intended to simplify the process of retrieving online scientific data for a specific element.

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Dates vary

Over 2,750 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and continually updated articles.

Energy Database
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1995-current

ETDEWEB contains worldwide information in the nuclear, coal, and global climate change areas.

Fundamental Physical Constants - Searchable Bibliography on the Constants
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Dates vary

Contains citations for theoretical and experimental publications relevant to the fundamental constants and closely related precision measurements.

Geoscience Data Journal

An online-only journal, GDJ publishes short data papers cross-linked to, and citing, datasets that have been deposited in approved data centres and awarded DOIs.

Ground Levels and Ionization Energies for the Neutral Atoms
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Current

The table of ionization energies in Ground Levels and Ionization Energies for the Neutral Atoms are based on a recent survey of the literature.

Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
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85th edition , 2004-2005

Online equivalent of the 84rd edition of this print classic.

INIS Online Database

The INIS Database contains over 3 million bibliographic records and a unique collection of over 200 000 full-text documents (non-conventional ?grey? literature ? NCL) in 63 languages, including many documents that cannot easily be found anywhere else.

International Comparisons Database
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Current

Provides access to results of comparisons of National Metrology Institute (NMI) measurements and standards.

International Nuclear Information System
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1970 -

INIS is the world?s largest database of scientific and technical literature on a wide range of subjects from nuclear engineering, safeguards and non-proliferation to applications in agriculture, health and industry.

Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics
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2004-2007

The Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics is a fully-refereed, independent international journal. It aims to facilitate the rapid dissemination, at low cost, of original research articles reporting interesting and potentially important ideas, and invited review articles providing background, perspectives, and useful sources of reference material. In addition to such contributions, the journal welcomes extended versions of talks in the area of geometry of classical and quantum systems delivered at the annual conferences on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization in Bulgaria. An overall idea is to provide a forum for an exchange of information, ideas and inspiration and further development of the international collaboration.

knovel
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Dates vary

Database of some of the leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.

NASA Technical Report Server
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The NASA Technical Report Server is an experimental service that allows users to search the many different abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs.

Nature Publishing Group
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Dates Vary

Nature offers key journals in Chemistry, Clinical Practice and Research, Earth and Environment, Life Science, and Physics.

NDRL/NIST Solution Kinetics Database on the Web
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Current

Data for free radical processes involving primary radicals from water, inorganic radicals and carbon-centered radicals in solution, and singlet oxygen and organic peroxyl radicals in various solvents.

Newton Project

The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to making his unpublished and published works freely available online. Over 4.8 million words are currently available and more are on the way.

NIST Atomic Spectra Database
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Current

Contains data for radiative transitions and energy levels in atoms and atomic ions.

NIST Chemical Kinetics Database
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Current

The NIST Chemical Kinetics Database includes all reported kinetics results for thermal gas-phase chemical reactions.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
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Current

This site provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.

NIST Data Gateway
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Current

Provides easy access to NIST scientific and technical data, covering a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines.

NIST High Temperature Superconducting Materials Database
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Current

The NIST High Temperature Superconducting Materials Database (WebHTS) provides evaluated thermal, mechanical, and superconducting property data for oxides and other nonconventional superconductors.

NIST ITS-90 Thermocouple Database
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Current

This database reproduces a subset of the tables and reference functions of NIST Monograph 175, "Temperature Electromotive Force Reference Functions and Tables for the Letter-Designated Thermocouple Types Based on the ITS-90".

NIST Property Data Summaries for Advanced Materials
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Current

Property Data Summaries are topical collections of property values derived from surveys of published data. Thermal, mechanical, structural, and chemical properties are included in the collections.

NIST Property Data Summaries for Fracture Toughness
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Current

NIST Property Data Summaries for Fracture Toughness provide fracture toughness data on numerous materials.

NIST Property Data Summaries for Oxide Glasses
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Current

The NIST Oxide Glasses Collection has property data on borate base glasses, germanate base glasses, phosphate base glasses and silicate base glasses.

NIST Structural Ceramics Database
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Current

Provides evaluated materials property data for a wide range of advanced ceramics known variously as structural ceramics, engineering ceramics, and fine ceramics.

NIST Visible Cement Dataset
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Current

The NIST Visible Cement Dataset consists of data on cement pastes with w/c ratios between 0.3 and 0.45 that were prepared and viewed after various hydration times.

NIST X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Database
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Current

Resulting from a critical evaluation of the published literature, the database contains over 22,000 line positions, chemical shifts, doublet splittings, and energy separations of photoelectron and Auger-electron lines.

Phase Diagrams and Computational Thermodynamics - Solder Systems
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Current

Contains a collection of calculated binary and ternary systems that are relevant to solders.

Radionuclide Half-Life Measurements

Table based on "New and revised half-life measurements results,"? by M.P. Unterweger, D.D. Hoppes, and F.J. Schima (1992), is a revised listing of the half lives determined at NIST since 1967.

SAGE Journals Online :: SAGE Premier 2012 Collection
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1999 - current

SAGE Premier collection is comprised of full-text access to nearly 500 journals published by SAGE covering all academic disciplines, but specializing in Social Sciences.

Thermodynamics of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions Database
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Current

Provides a compilation of data on the thermodynamics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, limited to direct equilibrium and calorimetric measurements performed on these reactions under in vitro conditions.

Triatomic Spectral Database
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Current

These tables represent the second part of a series of critical reviews on molecular rotational spectra in the microwave frequency region.

U.S. Department of Energy
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Dates vary

Access to full-text DOE research and development reports.

X-Ray Attenuation and Absorption for Materials of Dosimetric Interest
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Current

Tables and graphs of the photon mass attenuation coefficient and the mass energy-absorption coefficient are presented for all of the elements Z = 1 to 92, and for 48 compounds and mixtures of radiological interest.

X-Ray Transition Energies Database
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Current

This X-ray transition table provides the energies and wavelengths for the K and L transitions connecting energy levels having principal quantum numbers n = 1, 2, 3, and 4.

XCOM: Photon Cross Sections Database
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Current

A web database is provided which can be used to calculate photon cross sections for scattering, photoelectric absorption and pair production, as well as total attenuation coefficients, for any element, compound or mixture (Z <= 100) at energies from 1 keV to 100 GeV.

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