About MSI

Materials Science International Services is a global research & publishing infrastructure in the field of materials science. MSI has a strong commitment to data quality and transparency in materials constitution.


MSI: From a Max-Planck Project to a Global Network

MSI started as a research project at the Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart

Materials Science International Services is a global research & publishing infrastructure in the field of materials science. MSI has a strong commitment to data quality and transparency in materials constitution.

1984 a global scientific team, MSIT, started from the Stuttgart Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research under the lead of Dr. Guenter Effenberg.

Since 1989 MSI GmbH gives office and guidance to Opens internal link in current windowMSIT.

Today MSI & MSIT form the largest network in the field of materials constitution.


Our Milestones

1984 - start of a research project for the evaluation of Ag-X-Y literature data at the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany (Petzow / Effenberg)
Formation of MSIT, the Materials Science International Team.

1986 - First annual meeting of MSIT at Schloss Ringberg

1988 - First volume of “Ternary Alloys” a series which became the standard for critically evaluation of ternary phase diagrams. The MSIT Ternary Evaluation Program gains visibility.

1989 - MSIT finds a permanent office, Günter Effenberg starts up MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH.
The vision was: to bring more transparency into the conflicting world of constitutional data and to increase the efficiency in research, reducing duplication of efforts, globally.

1990 - MSI starts to distill the contents of the world literature by element combination, in cooperation with the Russian Information Service VINITI

1993 - The first RED BOOK, reporting the contents of the publication year 1990 is printed, in English. Extracting is continued by MSIT.

1995 - MSI, becomes one of the 16 members of APDIC, the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission.

1994 - MSI issues the first electronic Citation Index on materials constitution data, covering publications from the year 1893 onwards.

1997 - The first electronic MSIT Workplace comes out on CD-ROM; incorporating all the above data

2001 - The MSIT Binary Evaluation Program starts in pace with the evaluation work in the Ternary Program.

2005 - Summer 2005 the MSIT Workplace on CD-ROM is transferred into an Internet based Client Server Technology, MSIT Workplace represents the equivalent of well over 40,000 print pages and 800 effective ManYears of expert work.
MSIT Phase Diagram Center, an integral part of the MSIT Workplace now offers all the contents being generated over years plus up to date information.

2009 - MSIT Phase Diagram Center is re-branded. The new product name is "MSI Eureka".

2010 - New MSI web site www.msiport.com is launched in February 2010 together with the web site www.msi-eureka.com providing documents preview for all MSI Eureka documents.

2012 - a new web interface for MSI Eureka is launched in August 2012 at www.msi-eureka.com. This access option is availabe for the site-license subscribers of MSI Eureka. For non-subscribers it offers a pre-view option for all MSI Eureka documents.
An alternative access option via the viewing software MSI Eureka Viewer is also further available.

2017 - Great break through! New search interface for MSI Eureka is released in September 2017 at www.msi-eureka.com.
Inspired by feedback from customers and partners, we designed the possibility to perform a combined search for materials plus keywords, e.g. properties. Among the many new features there are various result refinements. Read more