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2014 Issues

Materials360 Newsletter Archives 

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  • December 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 24)

    The final Materials 360 Newsletter of 2014 features news about wireless gas sensors that tap into the power of smartphones, color-switching ink for rewriteable paper and polymer blends with H-bonds that increase thermal conductivity. Also included is an interview with Vernā Myers and attendees of the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting.
  • December 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 23)

    The first December issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about paper-based diagnostic platforms with improved accuracy and speed, an easy method to produce bismuth-antimony nanowires for thermoelectric cooling and a new type of first-order phase transition that could be used to tune the structure of two-dimensional crystals. Also included is an MRS-TV interview with Nobel laureate Hiroshi Amano at the 2014 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.
  • November 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 22)

    The second November issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about a family of two-dimensional nanocomposites called MXenes that are flexible, conductive, and hydrophilic; a solution to the problem of tensile brittleness in metals restructured through grain refinement; and DNA molds that form custom-shaped nanoparticles. Also included are spotlights on unique activities happening at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting, including prototypes for the Society’s Strange Matter Green Earth science exhibit currently in development.
  • November 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 21)

    The first November issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about a possible alternative to LEDs that is free of rare-earth metals; a scalable new method to construct porous, 3D graphene oxide macrostructures; and an electrolyte-free electrochromic device that functions using graphene quantum dot-viologen nanocomposites. Also included are spotlights on unique activities happening at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting, including a demonstration platform for the newest materials innovations in the 8th Technology Innovations Forum.
  • October 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 20)

    The second October issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about a lithium-oxygen battery with a dye-sensitized photoelectrode that can be recharged by the sun; a bottom-up approach to producing a graphene-oxide interface for emerging nanoelectronics; and crumpled graphene paper that may power future stretchable electronic devices. Also included are spotlights on unique activities happening at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting, including the Materials Hackathon and the Corporate role in materials and sustainability.
  • October 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 19)

    The first October issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news on a 3D-printing technique to fabricate microfluidic devices outside the cleanroom; adhesives that work underwater, inspired by the sticky proteins from mussels and the remaining challenges to access the US federal helium reserves. Also included is the latest issue of the MRS Bulletin on topological insulators, Robert O. Ritchie’s article based on his David Turnbull Lecture and the Editor’s Choice video about Mark Hersam, 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
  • September 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 18)

    The second September issue of the Materials 360® Newsletter spotlights the rapid development of perovskites taking place around the world, the spongy nature of ceramic nanolattices, and synthetic platelet-like particles that can aid the natural blood-clotting process. Germany’s energy transformation plan, called Energiewende, is featured. Also included are South Africa’s solar car challenge taking place this week on the roads from Pretoria to Cape Town, and the NISE Network’s Brown-Bag Series on how to host a national chemistry week event, today at 3:00 (ET).
  • September 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 17)

    The first September issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news on a 3D-printing technique to form porous materials that bend under pressure; the first known soft, shape-shifting vesicle to be synthesized in a lab; and a flexible optoelectronic device that autonomously mimics its surroundings, inspired by the octopus’s ability for camouflage. Also included is the latest issue of the MRS Bulletin on low-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells, Alexander A. Balandin’s article based on his MRS Medal presentation, and debut of the MRS Career Central Job Board.
  • August 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 16)

    The second August issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter includes information about the upcoming Board of Directors election, iMatSci – a new program at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting Technology Innovation Forum, and the Journal of Materials Research Call for Papers for its special focus issue on Radiation Damage and Effects Characterization. Also featured is news on the first perovskite-based flexible fiber solar cell along with some book reviews from MRS Bulletin
  • August 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 15)

    The first August issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter includes information about the upcoming Board of Directors election, the MRS Postdoctoral Award and iMatSci – a new program at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting Technology Innovation Forum. Also featured is a focus on uses for Phosphorus in Flexible Circuits and Optoelectronics and the latest issue of the MRS Bulletin on New Materials for Post-Si Computing.
  • July 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 14)

    In the latest issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter, check out the 2013 Impact Factors for MRS publications, learn about resonant vibrations which trigger charge transfer in photosyntheis and watch an MRS TV interview with Marilyn Minus, Organizer of Symposium FFF on "Educating and Mentoring Young Materials Scientists for Career Development" at the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting. Don't forget important deadlines, including registration for the XXIII International Materials Research Congress and preregistration for IWZnO 2014 and ISGD-4.
  • July 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 13)

    The newest issue of the Materials 360 newsletter announces the first review articles of our new publication MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal. The articles cover topics such as the rectifying antenna for photovoltaics and amorphous to graphitic carbon dots. Also included in the newsletter are upcoming nomination deadlines for MRS awards and materials focus articles on mechanical metamaterials and smart morphable surfaces, as well as recent news and publications.
  • June 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 12)

    This issue puts the focus on materials news, including articles about nanotube forests, complex conductive behaviors and carbon capture of natural gas. MRS Bulletin's June issue features seven theme articles on CVD diamonds, and we link to a white paper resulting from research as part of the Materials Genome Initiative.
  • June 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 11)

    The most recent issue of Materials360 includes MRS publications, information about the new MRS Postdoctoral Award, news from the world of materials, a NASA research announcement and MRS OnDemand videos available from the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting.
  • May 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 9)

    The second May Materials 360 Newsletter features newly-published articles from MRS Communications, MRS Bulletin and Journal of Materials Research, in addition to news from the world of materials, important meeting deadlines, and an MRS TV interview with David Gene Morgan of Indiana University, Tutorial YY presenter on "Recognizing and Addressing 'Big Data' Problems."
  • May 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 8)

    The May issue features information about the next MRS OnDemand Webinar, a call for papers for two Journal of Materials Research focus issues, the deadline for 2015 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit symposium proposals and articles from Materials360Online.com, including information about a new method for mass producing high quality graphene.
  • April 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 7)

    The April issue features the upcoming Elastic Strain Engineering Webinar, highlights from the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting, upcoming Call for Papers and articles from MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research and MRS Communications.
  • March 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 6)

    The second March issue features 2014 MRS Spring Meeting reminders, a Materials360Online.com article covering a 3D ground cloak that can hide objects from sound waves, featured articles from the Journal of Materials Research and calls for papers and proposals for upcoming meetings.
  • March 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 5)

    This issue includes the latest society news from MRS, two JMR call for papers announcements, and articles such as "Rigid Electronics Made Flexible Through Origami" from Materials360Online.com and "Understanding nano-bio interactions to improve nanocarriers for drug delivery" from MRS Bulletin.
  • February 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 4)

    In this issue, MRS invites proposals for MRS Communications Prospective articles, links to MRS OnDemand content from the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, and highlights materials science articles such as "Acoustics Power Nanorods Inside Living Cells" on Materials360Online.com and "Two-dimensional layered materials: Structure, properties, and prospects for device applications" from Journal of Materials Research.
  • February 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 3)

    In this issue, learn about two JMR call for papers, MRS OnDemand content from the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, the re-launch of the Materials for Energy blog, as well as much more news from the materials science world. Featured articles include "Oxygen vacancy enhanced room-temperature ferromagnetism in Sr3SnO/c-YSZ/Si (001) heterostructures" from MRS Communications, and "Elastic strain engineering for unprecedented materials properties" from MRS Bulletin.
  • January 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 2)

    Preregistration for the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting is now open! Also, nominate a colleague for MRS awards: the Von Hippel Award, the David Turnbull Lectureship, the MRS Medal and the Materials Theory Award. In addition, view MRS OnDemand content from the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting. Featured articles include "Lithium oxide solution in chloride melts as a medium to prepare LiCoO2 nanoparticles" (MRS Communications), "Leidenfrost drops prove to be versatile nanoreactors" (MRS Bulletin) and "Bulge fatigue testing of freestanding and supported gold films" (Journal of Materials Research).
  • January 2014 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

    View Calls for Papers for two upcoming Journal of Materials Research (JMR) focus issues: The Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing and Optical Ceramics Science. Also, preregistration opens soon for the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting. Featured articles include "Creating textured surfaces using plasma electrolysis" (MRS Communications), "Microvasculature: An essential component for organ-on-chip systems" (MRS Bulletin) and "Toward efficient solar water splitting over hematite photoelectrodes" (JMR).