Dr James Loach (LBNL/Majorana)Dr Jodi Cooley (Southern Methodist University)
The physics community has a wealth of knowledge about the radiopurity of materials used to design and construct experiments requiring ultra-low backgrounds which is shared through various databases, publications and informally. The aim of this Community Material Assay Database is to consolidate these data into a single concise and comprehensive central repository, and to provide a robust interface to interact with the different data elements. This database is managed by the CouchDB database management system, which is a portable, extensible NoSQL solution. A web interface front-end is under development that provides users several methods for searching and viewing data, submitting data, and providing feedback. The interface was designed to be extensible for any user and has several methods for searching and viewing data. The data structure is designed to be flexible and extensible. The initial implementation of this database will contain data obtained from various international sources, such as the ILIAS project and publications from the EXO and BOREXINO collaborations. The database is accessible at http://radiopurity.org.