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CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX

The CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX brings together in one place the majority of the leading materials science databases, with specialist content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application. Everything from raw materials and refining through processing, welding and fabrication to end uses, corrosion, performance and recycling is covered in depth for all metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites.

Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

The subfiles that make up this database can be searched separately.

The subfiles are:

  • Aluminium Industry Abstracts
  • Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts
  • Copper Technical Reference Library
  • Corrosion Abstracts
  • Engineered Materials Abstracts
  • Materials Business File

  • Deep Indexing

    ProQuest Deep Indexing: Materials Science supplements the Materials Research Database with METADEX and related files with access to deep indexing for tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records. Records from the database appear with searches of the Materials Research Database with METADEX and related databases to provide an additional path for discovery.

    For additional information, please see the ProQuest Deep Indexing: Materials Science factsheet.

    Subject Coverage
      Major areas of coverage include:
      • Adhesive bonding
      • Alloys
      • Aluminum
      • Biomaterials
      • Brazing and Soldering
      • Business and company information
      • Casting and molding
      • Ceramics
      • Chemical and electrochemical properties
      • Composites
      • Copper
      • Corrosion
      • Energy and fuel
      • Glass, including metallic glasses
      • Health and safety
      • Heat treatment
      • Intermetallics
      • Materials selection
      • Materials Substitution
      • Metallurgy
      • Nonferrous metals
      • Polymers
      • Powder technology
      • Products and processes
      • Recycling
      • Refractories
      • Steels
      • Structures
      • Surface finishing
      • Testing, Quality Control
      • Thermal spray
      • Welding
      • Working and forming
    Dates of Coverage
      1966 - current
    Update Frequency
      Once a month. Approximately 100,000-125,000 new records are added per year.
      Over 0 records as of May 2013
      The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
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    Sample Record
      TI: Title
      Effect of Extent of Motion and Type of Load on the Wear of Polyethylene in a Biaxial Hip Simulator
      AU: Author
      Saikko, V; Calonius, O; Keranen, J
      AF: Affiliation
      Helsinki University of Technology
      SO: Source
      Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 65B, no. 1, pp. 186-192. 15 Apr. 2003
      IS: ISSN
      PY: Publication Year
      PB: Publisher
      John Wiley & Sons, Inc , 605 Third Ave , New York, NY, 10016, USA, []
      AB: Abstract
      The most commonly used wear test device for prosthetic hip joints is the so-called biaxial rocking motion (BRM) design. The design has been criticized for its excessive sliding distance per cycle. The design was modified so that the extent of motion was reduced from 46 to 23 deg , and comparative tests were run with the use of 1-kN static load. The present authors have earlier used 1-kN static load with good results. To further confirm this finding, additional, comparative tests were run with double-peak dynamic load and 46 deg extent of motion. All three tests (46 deg /static, 23 deg /static and 46 deg /dynamic), were done with conventional ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene acetabular cups against polished CoCr femoral heads in diluted calf serum lubricant. In all tests, the principal cup wear mechanism was adhesive, manifested as burnishing. With respect to wear particles, those produced in the 46 deg /dynamic test showed the lowest resemblance to particles isolated from periprosthetic tissues. The 46 deg /dynamic test produced a mean wear rate 43% higher than 46 deg /static, whereas the 46 deg /static and 23 deg /static tests produced almost identical values. The results indicated that the 46 deg extent of motion and dynamic load may not always be the optimal combination in BRM tests.
      IL: Illustrations
      NR: Number of References
      LA: Language
      PT: Publication Type
      Journal Article
      DE: Descriptors
      Cobalt Base Alloys; Surgical Implants; Prosthetics; Wear Tests; Wear Rate; Wear Mechanisms
      CL: Classification
      31 Mechanical Properties (MD)
      UD: Update
      AN: Accession Number
      200307-31-2610 (MD)
    Field Codes
      The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

      AB = Abstract LA = Language
      AF = Affiliation MC = Material Classification
      AN = Accession Number ML = Material
      AU = Author NR = Number of References
      CA = Corporate Author NT = Notes
      CF = Conference NU = Other Numbers
      CL = Classification PA = Patent Application Data
      DE = Descriptors PB = Publisher
      DO = DOI PC = Patent Country
      EA = Email Address PN = Patent Number
      ED = Editor PR = Patent Priority Data
      EI = Electronic ISSN PT = Publication Type
      IB = ISBN PY = Publication Year
      IL = Illustrations RE = References
      IS = ISSN RL = Resource Location
      JC = Journal Coverage RP = Report Number
      JC = Journal Issue SF = Subfile
      JN = Journal Name SO = Source
      JV = Journal Volume TI = Title
      KW = Keywords UD = Update