Welcome to the Phase Online Application
A Subscription to the Phase Online Product - Without a subscription the only accessible part of the site is searching through the diagrams to see what is available. Downloading the commentary and diagrams are disabled for non-subscription based users. If you do not have an account you can purchase a subscription to the service at The American Ceramic Society Website.
Latest Version of Java - The Phase Equilibria Diagram viewer application is written in Java. To use this viewer and the site, your computer needs to be running the latest version of Java. Available for free at Java.com Download Java. You may have to restart your computer for Java to be fully installed.
Phase Equilibria Diagram Viewer - This is a Java application that will enable you to view the Phase Equilibria Diagrams present on the site. Once you click the link for the PED Viewer, you will download a file called ped_viewer_setup.jnlp. Click this file in your browser window or find it in your downloads folder and select it to open it. You will be asked to give Java permission to install the viewer. Select the Yes option and the viewer will be installed using your version of Java. If the PED Viewer was successfully installed, you will see a message stating that it was installed.
Document Viewer - To open commentaries you will need an application for Microsoft Rich Text files and PDF files. For Microsoft Rich Text Files examples are Microsoft Word or Apache OpenOffice Writer. For PDF Files examples are Adobe Reader or Foxit PDF Reader.
Recommended browser - in our experience Google Chrome has been the most reliable and provides the best user experience followed by Firefox.
If further assistance is needed, please contact us at:
Phone: 1-866-721-3322 or 240-646-7054
After installing all the necessary software, proceed to the main page of the application by clicking the Start Searching button.