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January 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 1)

Elemental Data Index: Abstract

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I've covered the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) site in On the Web previously, but had apparently overlooked this aspect of the site and it is worth a mention. The Elemental Data Index pages are an effort to make available in a simple format NIST's informational holdings on the elements. Thanks to a design based on the periodic table, access to the data is quite straightforward. Clicking on an element in the table brings up links relevant to atomic spectroscopy, x-ray/gamma rays, radiation dosimetry, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics, Yes, that's rather techie and focused on chemists and physicists, but there are many of you out there reading this, right?
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