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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Chemical Indexing

INSPEC covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, robotics, and information technology. COMPENDEX comprehensively covers the broad subject areas of engineering and applied science.

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Use these links to learn about the INSPEC Expert Search function.

Chemical Indexing

Enter your search term(s) followed by wn CI. This option allows you to search INSPEC for significant inorganic substances and material systems as follows:

  • element (el)
    For example: "(Zn/el) wn CI
  • binary (bin)
    For example: "(Ag/bin) wn CI
  • system (ss)
    For example: "(Si/ss) wn CI

In addition, special roles can be assigned to certain substances:

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