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MSI Eureka (Local Client Access)

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018 12:24 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.  You can access it directly via the Internet at or via client software, described here.  The client software, called MSI Eureka Viewer, provides a much higher degree of interactivity with the data contained in the diagrams and the reports.  Click here to access the instructions for downloading and installing the client software.

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 426,000 citations on more than 68,500 systems as of December 2015.

A complete list of systems included in MSI Eureka can be found online at:

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