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  • December 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 24)

    Read a recap of some great events that happened at MRS in 2012. Also, check out how to become an MRS Congressional Fellow and watch an interview with Gwendolyn Boyd of Johns Hopkins University as part of our MRS OnDemand series from the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting. Featured articles include: "Electron energy response of NaI:Tl and SrI2:Eu calculated from carrier mobilities and measured first- and third-order quenching" (MRS Communications) and selected articles from our Journal of Materials Research.  MRS Bulletin published a special December issue: "Graphene: Fundamentals and functionalities."
  • December 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 23)

    Our Journal of Materials Research will publish a focus issue on "Advances in the Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Bulk Porous Materials" in September 2013. Also, the 55th Electronic Materials Conference issues a Call for Papers; check out our new MRS OnDemand feature, where you can view selected talks, highlights, and MRS TV interviews from the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting; and we introduce the Materials Research Society Foundation. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Organic single crystals: Addressing the fundamentals of organic electronics" and featured article include: "Recent developments in ductile bulk metallic glass composites" (MRS Communications).
  • November 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 22)

    Read a recap on our 2012 MRS Fall Meeting, view interviews with meeting attendees on MRS TV, and watch selected talks on MRS OnDemand.  Also, the December 2012 issue of MRS Bulletin is a special expanded issue on graphene: "Graphene: Fundamentals and functionalities." Featured articles include: "Cu precipitation on dislocation and interface in quench-aged steel" (MRS Communications) and "Strain-arranged structure in amorphous films" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • November 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 21)

    We are proud to announce the Materials Research Society Foundation, which advances the MRS mission and focuses on member engagement and funding.  Also, we invite you to check out what's happening at the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting with MRS OnDemand; the Sustainability Forum will be broadcast live. Featured articles include: "Catalytic polymeric nanoreactors: more than a solid supported catalyst" (MRS Communications); "Opportunities for mesoscale science" (MRS Bulletin); and selected articles from our Journal of Materials Research and MRS Bulletin's Energy Quarterly.
  • October 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 20)

    MRS will continue to accept abstracts until November 6 for the regions affected by Superstorm Sandy.  Also, 2012 MRS Fall Meeting preregistration is now open and select talks from this Meeting will be available via MRS OnDemand. Featured articles include: "First principles study of two-dimensional early transition metal carbides" (MRS Communications); "Drexel hosts Philly Materials Day" (MRS Bulletin); and "Covalent attachment of functionalized polyaniline nanofibers onto graphene oxide" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • October 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 19)

    The 2012 MRS Election results are in: Tia Benson Tolle (Vice President) and David Cahen, Sossina M. Haile, Andrea M. Hodge, Fiona C. Meldrum, and Eric A. Stach (Board of Directors).  Also, we are announcing our new Mentoring Program designed to match seasoned materials scientists with graduate students seeking guidance.  In addition, our Journal of Materials Research issues a Call for Papers on "Frontiers in Thin-Film Epitaxy and Nanostructured Materials" in 2013. Featured articles include: "Scanning transmission electron microscopy: Seeing the atoms more clearly" (MRS Bulletin) and "Particle generation by cosolvent spray pyrolysis: Effects of ethanol and ethylene glycol" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • September 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 18)

    Preregistration for the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting is now open; also, view information on the upcoming 2013 MRS Spring Meeting. In addition, check out materials science videos courtesy of Inside Science TV. Featured articles include: "Cu precipitation on dislocation and interface in quench-aged steel" (MRS Communications) and "Li+-solvation/desolvation dictates interphasial processes on graphitic anode in Li ion cells" (Journal of Materials Research).  At any time, members should feel free to check out archived issues of our publications online.
  • September 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 17)

    For a short time, everyone can view the top-10 cited Journal of Materials Research articles from 2010-2011 for free. Also, MRS elections open soon and multiple MRS publications release Call for Papers for upcoming issues. In addition, check out NOVA's "Making Stuff" series on PBS next week as well as a David Eaglesham interview from MRS Bulletin's Energy Quarterly online. Featured articles include: "The effect of magnesium substitution on the hardness of synthetic andbiogenic calcite" (MRS Communications) and "Hydrogen in oxide semiconductors" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • August 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 16)

    This issue includes an MRS Communications and a JMR Call for Papers, a reminder to check out Materials360 Online, and information about MRS award nominations. Also, view a new Science Xplained video from Ainissa Ramirez. Featured articles include: "Improved oxygen surface exchange kinetics at grain boundaries in nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized zirconia" (MRS Communications) and "The evolution of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells" (Journal of Materials Research).  In addition, feel free to check out our classified job listings in each issue of MRS Bulletin.
  • August 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 15)

    All exhibit spaces for the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting are sold out. As for the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, read on for preliminary information.  We also invite you to view Materials360 Online, a new website dedicated to materials science news; NOVA's "Making Stuff" series to be aired in on PBS this September; and materials science videos on Inside Science TV online. Featured publications include: "Direct correlation of R-line luminescence with rod-like defect evolution in ion-implanted and annealed silicon" (MRS Communications) and "On the steady-state chemical potential profiles in bilayer solid electrolytes" (Journal of Materials Research), as well as MRS Bulletin's latest issue: "Plasmonics."
  • July 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 14)

    We are issuing a Call for Papers for the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting.  Also, be sure to check out Materials360 Online, our new materials science news website; and online materials videos from Inside Science TV. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Scanning Probes for new energy materials: Probing local structure and function." Featured articles include: "Self-assembly of Ni2P nanowires as high-efficiency electrocatalyst for dyesensitized solar cells" (MRS Communications) and "On the selective decoration of facets in metallic nanoparticles" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • July 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 13)

    MRS has just launched Materials360 Online, a new website dedicated to materials science news.  Also included is information on MRS award nominations and graduate student award applications for 2012 MRS Fall Meeting.  In addition, check out online videos: The Many Facets of Sustainable Development Forum at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting and a new Science Xplained from Ainissa Ramirez of Yale University. Finally, our Strange Matter traveling exhibit will open in London; Ontario; and Hartford, Connecticut. There are also featured articles from MRS publications.
  • June 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 12)

    Our Journal of Materials Research issues a Call for Papers for the special focus issue on "De Novo Carbon Nanomaterials;" read information on the upcoming 2nd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (2GCMEA); watch a clip from CNN of Ainissa Ramirez of Yale University talk about STEM jobs; proposals are sought for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; and read on for news about our Strange Matter traveling exhibit. Featured articles include "Observations of unique plastic behavior in micro-pillars of an ultrafinegrained alloy" (MRS Communications) and MRS Bulletin released a new issue entitled: "Materials for neural interfaces."
  • June 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 11)

    The Call for Papers for 2012 MRS Fall Meeting has been extended to June 20. Also, be informed on the 2nd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (2GCMEA). Graduate award applications are now being accepted for 2012 MRS Fall Meeting and check out online videos from The Many Facets of Sustainable Development from the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting. View new Energy Quarterly articles as well as the new "Materials for Sustainable Development" issue of MRS Bulletin; join the LinkedIn group for the issue, too! Finally, read featured articles from MRS publications.
  • May 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 10)

    The 2012 MRS Fall Meeting's Call for Papers is now open; we highlight our Energy Quarterly, a section of MRS Bulletin every three months that is dedicated to news and analysis on materials solutions to energy challenges and is free to any reader; view videos from the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting Graduate Student Awards; and a new textbook is available: "Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability." Featured articles include those from MRS Communications: "Three-dimensional nanostructures from porous anodic alumina" and Journal of Materials Research. 
  • May 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 9)

    The last chance to submit an abstract for the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting is today. Also, catch up on important news and deadlines for the 2nd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications. Further, coming soon: Materials360 Online, a new website dedicated to materials science news. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Three decades of many-body potentials in materials research" and featured articles include: "Modes of deformation and weak boundary conditions in wedge indentation" (MRS Communications) and "Cost-effective waste heat recovery using thermoelectric systems" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • April 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 8)

    MRS Bulletin's "Materials for Sustainable Development" special issue is now available. Also, view an interview with MRS Communications' Editor-in-Chief, Peter Green of the University of Michigan, about the journal's goals. Also, the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting includes a Call for Papers; and MRS and TMS announce the 2012-2013 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow: Andrew Steigerwald of Vanderbilt University. Featured articles include: "Three-dimensional nanostructures from porous anodic alumina" (MRS Communications) and "Cu2ZnSnS4 thin-film solar cell absorbers illuminated by soft x-rays" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • April 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 7)

    Check out some of the extensive video coverage of the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, view information on the 2012 New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference and check out the JMR's Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials focus issue Call for Papers. Featured articles include "Strain-induced phase transformation and piezoresistivity in VO2 nanowires" (MRS Communications) and "Three-dimensional arrays of graphenated carbon nanotubes" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • March 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 6)

    This issue highlights information on the upcoming 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, including the special "Forum: The Many Facets of Sustainable Development," which involves keynote talks, panel discussions, and more. Further, join us for the 3rd Annual Technology Innovation Forum and check out select sessions from the Meeting via online video. Also, MRS Communications is proud to announce that its first Prospectives article has been published: "Biomaterial-based strategies for the engineering of mechanically active soft tissues." MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Materials for stretchable electronics." 
  • March 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 5)

    Be informed on our 2012 MRS Spring Meeting and a few of the MRS awards nomination deadlines, both coming up in a few weeks. We are also issuing a Call for Papers for our new MRS Communications. In addition, check out The Many Facets of Sustainable Development Forum at the Meeting and read about MRS Board of Directors member Ainissa Ramirez's talk at TED2012. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled "Materials for stretchable electronics" and featured publications articles include "Modeling evaporation, ion-beam assist, and magnetron sputtering of TiO2 thin films over realistic timescales" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • February 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 4)

    Registration is now open for the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting; the abstract deadline for 2GCMEA is March 19; the MRS Board recently approved the appointment of James Sturm as a new Board Member; get ready for NanoDays, a national public outreach effort for nanoscale informal science education. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Resistive switching phenomena in thin films: Materials, devices, and applications" and featured publications articles include: "Dominant shear bands observed in amorphous ZrCuAl nanowires under simulated compression" (MRS Communications) and "Microcapsule-based materials for electrophoretic displays" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • February 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 3)

    We issue a Call for Papers for the upcoming Journal of Materials Research focus issues: "Silicon Carbide--Materials, Processing and Devices" (January 2013), "Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials" (February 2013) and "Silicon-based Nanoparticles for Biosensing and Biomedical Applications" (March 2013). Also, nominations are due April 1 for several MRS awards. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Resistive switching phenomena in thin films: Materials, devices, and applications" and featured articles include "A brittleness transition in silicon due to scale" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • January 2012 (Volume 12, Issue 2)

    View the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience video from the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting.  Also, preregistration for the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting is now open; a new textbook is available on sale: "Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability;" and check out the new "Materials for Energy and Sustainable Development" LinkedIn group. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Spectroscopic imaging in electron microscopy" and featured articles include: "Low-temperature aqueous solution processed fluorine-doped zinc tin oxide thin-film transistors" (MRS Communications) and "Many-electron effects on optical absorption spectra of strained graphene" (Journal of Materials Research). 
  • January 2012 Volume (12, Issue 1)

    Check out a few new items: information on the American Conference on Neutron Scattering to be held June 24-28; MRS' "Sounds of Science" podcast with an interview with Dave Ginley of NREL and David Cahen of the Weizmann Institute; and videos from the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting. MRS Bulletin's latest issue is entitled: "Spectroscopic imaging in electron microscopy" and featured articles include those from MRS Communications and JMR: "Evaluation of nonequibiaxial residual stress using Knoop indenter" (Journal of Materials Research).