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60 days’ trial access to CINDAS databases


As of 1 October, as part of a 60-day trial, the CERN community can access for free two of the databases managed by CINDAS (Center for Information and Numerical Data Analysis and Synthesis), a firm based at Purdue University that collects and disseminates materials properties data. The databases are the following: 

  • The Cryogenic and Low Temperatures Database (CLTD), released in May 2021, presents material characteristics in the cryogenic and low temperature ranges. It comprises the thermophysical, mechanical, electrical and other properties of over 2000 materials in the temperature ranges of 0 K to 273 K.
  • The Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD) contains data and information on thermophysical properties. This is the searchable, electronic version of the Thermophysical Properties of Matter, the TPRC data series by Y.S. Touloukian. The database is continually updated and expanded. The TPMD contains over 5200 materials categorised into 94 material groups, 148 properties and 53 241 data curves.

We invite all interested CERN readers to test these two databases and send any feedback to: library.desk@cern.ch