News from the Library: Landolt-Börnstein book series is now accessible online!

H. Landolt and R. Börnstein founded the Landolt-Börnstein physical data collection more than 125 years ago in 1883. They recognized the need for selected and easily retrievable data on the scientists’ desk. This standard work of reference occupied two volumes and 1,695 pages in 1923. Today it has grown to include around 400 paper volumes.


This raises the question: how can one search effectively for physical properties and keywords across the full text of 400 volumes, 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations?

SpringerMaterials is the answer. It includes the content of the L-B book series and - like its print counterpart - is a fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. It also comprises 44,000 Chemical Safety Documents (including the RoHS Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances and WEEE Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Finally, a subset of the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology, the Thermophysical Properties database, is also accessible through the SpringerMaterials portal.

Particularly noteworthy are 4 tomes of Group 1, Volume 21 of the book series:

Please note that tome 21 c, "Nuclei and Atoms: Accelerators and Colliders", edited by S. Myers, will be accessible on-line in January 2013.

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