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Materials360 Newsletter Archives 

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  • December 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 24)

    The second December issue of Materials 360 Newsletter features articles "Diamondoids are a nanometal's best friend," "Electric field softens glass below the transition temperatures," and a policy focus "Interior and Energy Departments formally establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park."
  • December 2015 (Voume 15, Issue 23)

    The first December issue of Materials 360 newsletter introduces MRS Advances and features articles such as "Clever strategy yields hydrogel superglue" and "Titanium produced with ultrafine-grain strength and coarse-grain ductility" along with recent articles from MRS Communications and Journal of Materials Research.
  • November 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 22)

    The second November issue of Materials 360 newsletter includes People in Focus: Jacob Klein Selected for 2015 David Turnbull Lectureship, Richard B. Kaner selected as 2015 MRS Medalist Award and Steven G. Louie to receive 2015 Materials Theory Award and a selection of articles from MRS publications
  • November 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 21)

    The first November issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter feature articles "Biodegradable fluorescing nanostructures could create eco-friendly electronics," "Tiny autonomous motors could scrub carbon dioxide from the ocean" and a selection of articles from MRS publications. 
  • October 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 20)

    The second October issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features articles "Telechelic polymers suppress jet fuel explosions," "Nano Focus: Quantum model predicts thermoelectric figure of merit for superlattices" and a selection of articles from MRS publications.
  • October 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 19)

    The first October issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features the new Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal, a feature article called "Implant detects and captures early metastatic cancer cells" and a selection of articles from MRS publications.
  • September 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 18)

    The second September issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features two MacArthur Fellows, a feature article called "Water droplets launch themselves from Teflon-coated microfibers" and a selection of articles from MRS publications.
  • September 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 17)

    This issue of Materials 360 includes MRS Election Results, Call for Papers--2016 MRS Spring Meeting, 5 Feature articles from MRS Bulletin, 2 interviews with materials scientists.
  • August 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 16)

    The second August issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features recent research highlights on perovskites as well as news about low-power electronics and materials needs for advanced nuclear reactors. Also included is a profile of materials researcher Richard Vinci of Lehigh University who describes his process of talking “materials” to a tv audience.
  • August 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 15)

    The first August issue of Materials360 newsletter includes new information for upcoming meetings, a feature on Lexus' new hoverboard, a video on graphene kirigami and several new research articles from Materials360 Online.
  • July 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 14)

    The second July issue of Materials 360 newsletter includes research articles about 3D printing of tough hydrogels and bioelectronics tuned by film thickness, policy focus on Australian research infrastructure and a feature on The Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) course.
  • July 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 13)

    The first July issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about how the specialized shapes of seashells help direct mechanical stress and news on the use of scanning probe microscopy to unravel the mysteries of the electrochemical reactions of manganite oxide thin films. Also included are features on Ethiopia’s first graduate program in materials research and the McNair Scholars Program that prepares students for PhD studies in materials.
  • June 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 12)

    The second June issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about a universal substrate that works over a substantial range of laser wavelengths for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an investigation on cantilever designs that cause a reversal of dislocation pileups in microelectromechanical structures, and the application of optics techniques to manipulate electrons at the nanoscale. Also included is a US government call for “grand challenges” in the next decade of nanotechnology research.
  • June 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 11)

    The first June issue of Materials360 includes a selection of recent research articles from Materials360 online, corporate partner news, an article about a "materials petting zoo" in New York City and a video about project Jacquard, a new system of weaving technology into fabric.
  • May 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 10)

    This issue of Materials 360 includes research on artificial muscles from gold-plated onion cells and bandgap engineering in graphene nanoribbons, policy focus on materials education in Ethiopia and a Pentagon anaylysis of gender bias in grantmaking and recent articles from MRS Communications and Journal of Materials Research.
  • May 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 9)

    The first May Materials 360 includes perspectives on crowdfunded science and attracting female engineers, recent research articles from Materials 360 Online and information about a new MRS member benefit.
  • April 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 8)

    The second April Materials 360 includes research articles on reusable encapsulated liquid sorbents and glowing soft colloids, reflections on the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law and a new resource for keeping up to date with the latest MRS publications deadlines.
  • April 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 7)

    The first April issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about an artificial membrane system that provides a clean and energy-efficient way to separate materials, an organ-on-a-chip system to replace animal models in drug screening, and refined control of wetting behavior on surfaces. Also included is news about a high school science club that wants Connecticut lawmakers to name titanium as the state’s official element.
  • March 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 6)

    The second March issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about liquid crystal sheets programmed to take on 3D shapes, a 2D nitrogen-containing crystal that could rival graphene, and the challenges to creating artificial spider silk. Also included are a policy issue on China’s modification of the rare-earths quotas, and highlights for the 2015 Materials Research Society Meeting in San Francisco.
  • March 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 5)

    The first March issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about magnetic nanoparticles that may help defeat deep-seated cancer cells, a lightweight steel that is stronger and more pliable than today’s lightest, and a definitive method for studying irradiation damage in materials. Also included are highlights for the 2015 Materials Research Society Meeting in San Francisco.
  • February 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 4)

    The second February issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about a tandem solar cell with perovskite that has 50% higher efficiency than the silicon one alone, a catalytic alloy that enables the growth of high-quality graphene on silicon, and hydrogels that induce bone regeneration. Also included are a policy issue on PCAST’s assessment of the US Nanotechnology Initiative, and the second post in the Materials Research Society’s series of profiles of materials researchers.
  • February 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 3)

    The first February issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about an all-solid lithium ion battery that could potentially cut down the weight of the batteries, and a method to induce ferromagnetism in graphene, opening a new path of investigation especially into its spintronics applications. Also included are opportunities for research fellowships for women and for minority science writing internships.
  • January 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 2)

    The second January issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about how graphene oxide membranes retain stability in water and about a soft neural implant that mimics the shape and elasticity of dura mater. Also included is the launch of series of profiles of materials researchers.
  • January 2015 (Volume 15, Issue 1)

    The first January issue of the Materials 360 Newsletter features news about chromium oxide resistors that improve quantum circuits, a bench-top technique called laser shock imprinting used in fabricating 3D crystalline nanostructures and the synthetic fossilization of soft biological tissue. Also included is information on upcoming conferences.