MatNavi is one of the world's largest materials databases of polymer, ceramic, alloy, superconducting material, composite and diffusion.

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MatNavi is an integrated material database system comprising ten databases, four application systems and the NIMS Structural Datasheet Online. It is one of the largest databases in the world for materials.

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Required Environment

  • Recommended environment
    The operation of MatNavi has been confirmed in the following environments:
    OS Windows 7 and later
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How to Cite Data from MatNavi

When you use data from MatNavi or report a research result obtained by the use of MatNavi in your publication, please indicate explicitly in the following format.

Database name, URL of the database page used, date of access [YYYY-MM-DD]
Ex) Polymer Database, http://polymer.nims.go.jp/PoLyInfo/cgi-bin/ho-id-search.cgi?PID=P020001&SID=11657-1-1-1&layout=info, [accessed 2010-07-01]

※Also, kindly notify us of the bibliographic detail of your publication:

Journal paper author's name, paper title, journal name, year, volume, issue, page, database name
Dissertation author's name, dissertation title, affiliation, year, database name
Book author's name, book title, publisher, year, database name

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