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  • December 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 24)

    Read a recap of the great things that happened at MRS in 2011. Also, check out the "Materials for Energy and Sustainable Development" LinkedIn group. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Laser micro- and nanofabrication of biomaterials" and featured articles include: "Breakthrough additive technology for improving the performance of highpower lithium ion batteries" (MRS Communications) and "The Snomipede: A parallel platform for scanning near-field photolithography" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • December 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 23)

    Be informed on the American Conference on Neutron Scattering and check out the MRS Podcast with interviews about a new textbook. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Spectroscopic imaging in electron microscopy" and featured articles include: "Possible self-organized criticality in the Portevin–Le Chatelier effect during decomposition of solid solution alloys" (MRS Communications) and "Size effects in indentation of hydrated biological tissues" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • November 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 22)

    This issue highlights information on our 2011 MRS Fall Meeting, including the Town Hall Event. Also, join MIT students in urging Congress to "Stand with Science." MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Progress and future directions for atomic layer deposition and ALD-based chemistry" and featured articles include: "Strong piezoelectricity in individual GaN nanowires" (MRS Communications) and "Conceptual progress for explaining and predicting semiconductor properties" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • November 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 21)

    Check out information on the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting; we would like to introduce our two new apps for the Meeting, myHynes and myItinerary, and we invite you to check out out Town Hall Event. Also, online registration for "Industrial Applications of X-ray Diffraction" closes November 17. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Solution-processed transparent electrodes" and featured articles include: "High-capacity potato peel-shaped graphite for lithium-ion batteries" (MRS Communications) and "Effect of spark plasma sintering temperature on thermoelectric properties of Bi2S3 polycrystal" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • October 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 20)

    The 2011 MRS Election results are in: Orlando Auciello (Vice President); and Shenda Baker, Chang-Beom Eom, Eric Garfunkel, Ainissa Ramirez, and Stephen Streiffer (Board of Directors). Also, stay informed on the upcoming 2012 MRS Spring Meeting; and Ainissa Ramirez released two more Material Marvels videos. Featured articles include: "Total ionizing dose-hardened carbon nanotube thin-film transistors with silicon oxynitride gate dielectrics" (MRS Communications) and "Deformation and fracture of single-crystal silicon theta-like specimens" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • October 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 19)

    The upcoming "Industrial Applications of X-ray Diffraction" is on November 27; the last day to vote on MRS elections is October 19; the Careers in Academia session is free to registered attendees of the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting; Congressional Fellows applications will be accepted through January 6. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Next-Generation Biopolymers: Advanced Functionality and Improved Sustainability" and featured articles include: "Zn–Ni–Co–O wide-band-gap p-type conductive oxides with high work functions" (MRS Communications) and "Thermomechanical behavior at the nanoscale and size effects in shape memory alloys" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • September 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 18)

    Stay up-to-date with 2011 MRS Fall Meeting, 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, 2011 World Materials Summit, and NSF Summer Institutes information. We also invite you to vote in the upcoming MRS Elections. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Next-Generation Biopolymers: Advanced Functionality and Improved Sustainability" and featured articles include: "In situ thermomechanical testing for micro/nanomaterials" (MRS Communications) and "Vanadium oxide nanowires for Li-ion batteries" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • September 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 17)

    Vote in our upcoming MRS Elections; several MRS award nominations are due October 1; The Kavli Prize issues a Call for Nominations; and enter the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, created by NSF and the journal Science. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Superconductivity at 100—Where we’ve been and where we’re going" and featured articles include: "Liquid droplet dynamics and complex morphologies in vapor–liquid–solid nanowire growth" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • August 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 16)

    Peter F. Green is named as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications. Also, don't miss out on the preregistration deadline for these two MRS workshops: "Directed Self-Assembly of Materials Workshop" and "Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues II Workshop." In addition, OSA, SPIE, and MRS announce the 2011-2012 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Featured articles include: "Fabrication of carbon-nanotube-based sensor array and interference study" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • August 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 15)

    View the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting's Call for Papers and mark your calendar for the 2nd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (2GCMEA). Also, OSA, SPIE, and MRS announce the 2011-2012 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Electrochemical energy storage to power the 21st century" and featured articles include: "Realization of high thermoelectric performance in n-type partially filled skutterudites" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • July 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 14)

    Preregistration is now open for the Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues II Workshop; help elect future MRS Officers and Directors by voting in the MRS Elections; Dr. Ainissa Ramirez of Yale University has produced the first of a series of videos called Material Marvels; and IUMRS seeks nominees for the 2012 Somiya Award on International Collaboration. Featured articles include: "Dependence of gas sensing properties in ZnO nanofibers on size and crystallinity of nanograins" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • July 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 13)

    Preregistration is now open for the Directed Self-Assembly of Materials Workshop; Aldrich Materials Science/MRS Mid-Career Award Nominations are open through October 1; check out our Apprentice Science Reporter Program; IUMRS seeks nominees for the 2012 Somiya Award on International Collaboration; and enter the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Featured articles include: "Large-scale integration of single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene into sensors and devices using dielectrophoresis: A review" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • June 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 12)

    We are proud to announce that MRS Communications has published its first article. Also, Gail Oare, director of publications and marketing, has announced her retirement; Eileen Kiley Novak, assistant director of publications, will succeed her. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Photon management for photovoltaics" and featured articles include: "Towards an integrated materials characterization toolbox" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • June 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 11)

    This issue highlights 2011 MRS Fall Meeting information; MRS Communications Call for Papers; and Aldrich Materials Science Endows a Mid-Career Researcher Award through MRS. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Photon management for photovoltaics" and featured articles include: "Modeling of exact viscoelastic stresses in bilayer systems due to thermal and/or lattice mismatch: Maxwell model" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • May 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 10)

    The 2011 MRS Fall Meeting and our journal MRS Communications both issue a Call for Papers. Also, Aldrich Materials Science endows a Mid-Career Researcher Award through MRS. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "All Together Now: Integrating Biofilm Research Across Disciplines" and featured articles include: "Size-dependent strength in nanolaminate metallic systems" and "Defect-mediated ferromagnetism and controlled switching characteristics in ZnO" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • May 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 9)

    The 2011 MRS Fall Meeting and our journal MRS Communications both issue a Call for Papers. Also, Aldrich Materials Science endows a Mid-Career Researcher Award through MRS. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "All Together Now: Integrating Biofilm Research Across Disciplines" and featured articles include: "Low-temperature fabrication of nanocrystalline silicon thin films on mechanically flexible substrates by vacuum arc discharge" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • April 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 8)

    Our 2011 MRS Fall Meeting's Call for Papers is available. Also, keep up-to-date with news from the world of materials in each issue, focusing on materials, nano, bio, and energy. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Addressing Broader Impacts Through K–12 Outreach in Materials Education" and featured articles include: "Correlation Between Crystallographic Orientation and Mechanical Response in a Three-Dimensional Beta-Ti Microstructure" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • April 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 7)

    The Materials360 newsletter celebrates its 10th birthday! Also, view information on the upcoming 2011 MRS Spring Meeting: registration, technical program, itinerary planner, and proceedings submission. In addition, MRS Headquarters restructures its scientific team to support our expanding communications portfolio. Featured articles include: "Microstructural and Electrical Properties of Ce 0.9Gd 0.1O1.95 Thin Film Electrolyte in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • March 2011 Volume (11, Issue 6)

    James DeYoreo, MRS President, extends heartfelt sympathy to the people of Japan and notes various organizations to which you can donate for disaster relief. Also, view information on the Technology Innovation Forum as well as the MRS Apprentice Science Reporter Program and the upcoming NanoDays. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "High-Performance Computing for Materials Design to Advance Energy Science" and featured articles include: "Measuring substrate-independent modulus of thin films" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • March 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 5)

    The recipients for the 2011 Outstanding Young Investigator and the Innovations in Materials Characterization awards are announced: Dmitri Talapin of the University of Chicago; and Tye Gribb, Thomas Kelly, and David Larson of Cameca Instruments. Also, check out the MRS Apprentice Science Reporter Program and "materiales extraños," which is our Strange Matter traveling exhibit in Mexico. Featured articles include: "Hydrothermal BaTiO3 thin films from nanostructured Ti templates" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • February 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 4)

    Several MRS Awards nominations are due April 1; the Organic Microelectronics & Optoelectronics Workshop VII will be held July 18-20; and a new report is released by the American Physical Society and MRS, entitled: "Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technologies." MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Contact Materials for Nanoelectronics" and featured articles include: "Focused electron beam-induced deposition at cryogenic temperatures" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • February 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 3)

    MRS has a new website! We have a fresh new look and we will be unveiling exciting new features. Also, check out the Acta Materialia Gold Medal Forum: Frontiers in Thin Film Epitaxy and Nanostructured Materials (Honoring Professor Jay Narayan) Symposium at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting; and our Journal of Materials Research issues Calls for Papers for three upcoming focus issues: Instrumented Indentation (January 2012), One-Dimensional Micro/Nano Materials (February 2012), and Plasma and Ion-Beam Assisted Materials Processing (March 2012). 
  • January 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 2)

    Check out NOVA's four-hour "Making Stuff" series on PBS, which is produced in cooperation with MRS. You can view Parts 3 and 4 on February 2 and 9.  Also, our Journal of Materials Research recently published a new focus issue entitled: "Self-Assembly and Directed Assembly of Advanced Materials" and featured articles include: "An Overview of Directed Self-Assembly for Nanoelectronics Fabrication." 
  • January 2011 (Volume 11, Issue 1)

    Check out NOVA's four-hour "Making Stuff" series on PBS, which is produced in cooperation with MRS; we have announced MRS Communications, an upcoming new letters and prospectives journal; the 2011 World Materials Summit will host its inaugural Student Congress; and MRS announces its new MRS Materials Theory Award. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Recent Developments in Solar Water-Splitting Photocatalysis" and featured articles include: "Phase transformation of poly (vinylidene difluoride) in energy harvesting" (Journal of Materials Research).