NIMS Materials Database

For New User

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. The use of MatNavi is free. All you need to do is register.

About User Registration

The following three procedures are required to use MatNavi service. (Registration and Application Manual)

(1) DICE Account User Registration
  In principle, a user is an individual who belongs to an organization.
  Please perform "DICE Account User Registration" using the e-mail address provided by your organization.

(2) Domain Name Registration of E-mail Address
  When applying to use MatNavi, identity verification based on the e-mail address is required.
  Please make sure that the domain name of your e-mail address is registered in our management list.
  If the domain name is not registered, please apply by your organization's domain administrator(s) or a person who has been approved by the domain administrator(s).
   - How to check the domain name registration status (FAQ 4)
   - Details of the application procedure

(3) MatNavi Usage Application
  If the domain name is registered, you can continue to apply for MatNavi usage.
   - MatNavi Usage Application (Please use a computer browser.)


Required Environment

The operation of MatNavi has been confirmed in the following environments:

    Browser Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox

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,, [accessed 2020-05-15]

    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