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MSI Eureka (Direct Internet Access)

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2023 4:13 PM

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MSI Eureka is a research and information platform that compiles and critically evaluates data on materials constitution, phase diagrams, crystal structure, etc., for a wide variety of material types and systems.

There are two ways to access the database.  The link above provides direct, IP-controlled access via the web.  The other way to access the database is via the MSI Eureka Viewer (client software).  The Viewer provides a much higher degree of interactivity with the data in the diagrams and reports.

The MSI Eureka database covers alloys (steels, bronzes, magnets, electronic materials, and more); non-metals (ceramics, sensors, semiconductors, and more); and composites (cermets and more). In addition to phase diagrams, it contains over 4,000 evaluation reports written by a global team of scientists affiliated with MSIT. The phase diagrams and evaluative reports are linked to bibliographic citations to the literature, which covers the period from 1830 to the present and are drawn from over 250 journals and grey literature that MSI monitors. This represents over 448,900 citations on more than 71,200 systems as of Sept. 2017.

Data on material systems are retrieved by selecting one or more chemical elements in the Select Material Systems Pane (periodic table) on the home page. A complete list of systems included in MSI Eureka can be found online at:

A new search feature was added in Sept. 2017, the ability to limit results to a set of 36 categories listed in the table below. Categories are selected in the Select Keywords Pane below the periodic table. Adding more than one category on the same search line automatically requires all categories to be present (Boolean ‘AND’) whereas categories listed on separate lines specify that any one of them is present (Boolean ‘OR’.)


Crystal Structure


Phase Diagram

Phase Relations



Type of Work










Electrical Properties


Electronic Structure

Interface Phenomena


Magnetic Properties

Mechanical Properties


Optical Properties

Physical Properties



Transport Phenomena

Dates Covered


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