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CRAIC Technologies
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Angstrom Engineering
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Thermo Fisher Scientific
Advancing Materials Science Research Worldwide

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CALL FOR PAPERS—2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December 1, 2017  |  Boston, Massachusetts

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2016 JMR Paper of the Year Award

Congratulations to Andrew J. Gayle and Robert F. Cook, National Institute of Standards and Technology, for their paper ‘Mapping viscoelastic and plastic properties of polymers and polymer-nanotube composites using instrumented indentation’ (Published August 14, 2016 - JMR volume 31, issue 15). Video available.

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Materials in Focus

Liquid metal deposition process developed for wafer-scale 2D semiconductors
This room-temperature liquid metal deposition method deposits and simultaneously patterns a semiconducting metal oxide on almost any substrate.

Rubber-like neural implants bend and flex with the spine
The probes consist of elastomers thermally drawn into a fiber further protected in polymer cladding.

Size matters in mechanical behavior of bulk metallic glasses
BMGs tested with ligament widths comparable or below critical bending thickness of a given glass should be considered size- and geometry-dependent.

Adjusting chemical disorder stabilizes multiferroic magnetic spirals at higher temperatures

Changing the annealing rate induces disorder in the multiferroic YBaCuFeO5, which leads to the stabilization of the spiral phase at room temperature.

Nano Focus: Electron diffraction enables localization of hydrogen atoms in nanocrystals

The new method enables researchers to calculate the diffracted intensities and the difference potential map.

High pressure and small spaces create order from disorder

A new material separates ethanol dimers in one channel of zeolite and water tetramers in another channel.

Policy Focus

How science fares in the US budget deal
Overall, the deal staves off major cuts for federal science agencies.


Sustainable manufacturing conference in South Africa highlights importance of materials
Specific needs and sustainability challenges vary regionally, as do the resources available to meet these challenges.

Water in the desert
How can materials science contribute to desalination?

Latest research breakthroughs reported at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting
The Materials Research Society held its Spring Meeting on April 17-21, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. See the highlights reported on social media by participants, presenters, and others as well as reports from additional MRS news sources.

Material Gains
High-performance technology and long-term societal challenges are combining to bring about an array of exciting developments in materials science. These leaps forward are facilitating fresh ideas to improve what we have and create new things that we don’t. 2017 MRS President Susan Trolier-McKinstry discusses cold sintering as one example.

MRS: The strange matter of materials science
Materials science shapes the world as we know it. Todd Osman has dedicated his career to advancing this interdisciplinary field and, as Executive Director of the Materials Research Society, he is keen to inspire people to engage with the wide range of world-class research in this area. 


Critical Meeting Deadlines

75th Device Research Conference (DRC)
June 25-28, 2017
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

exhibit opportunities available
Register by 5:00 pm (ET), June 9 and save!
59th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)
June 28-30, 2017
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

exhibit opportunities available
Register by 5:00 pm (ET), June 9 and save!
XXVI International Materials Research Congress 2017
August 20-25, 2017
Cancun, Mexico

A joint meeting of the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales and the Materials Research Society
Ends May 31
International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM 2017)
September 17-22, 2017
Washington, DC

exhibit opportunities available

Deadline—July 27

2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December 1, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline—June 15


Critical Publications Deadlines

Call for Papers
January 2018Journal of Materials Research 33(1)
Early Career Scholars in Materials Science
Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2017
Call for Papers
February 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(3)
Architected Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling and Optimal Design
Submission Deadline:
July 1, 2017
Call for Papers
March 2018Journal of Materials Research 33(5)
Electrocatalysts for Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution
Submission Deadline:
August 1, 2017
Call for Papers
April 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(7)
Advanced Atomistic Algorithms in Materials Science
Submission Deadline:
September 1, 2017
Call for Papers
May 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(9)
Porous Carbon and Carbonaceous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Submission Deadline:
October 1, 2017
Call for Papers
June 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(11)
Wide Energy Gap Semiconductors: Material Issues and Device Implications
Submission Deadline:
November 1, 2017




Effect of seed layer with low lead content on electrical properties of PZT thin films
  Liubov Delimova, Ekaterina Guschina, Nina Zaitseva, Sergey Pavlov, Dmitry Seregin, Konstantin Vorotilov and Alexander Sigov, Journal of Materials Research

Formation of Fe-Co-Si Structure in Fe and Co Implanted Si Substrate
  Wickramaarachchige J. Lakshantha, Satyabrata Singh, Floyd D. McDaniel and Bibhudutta Rout, MRS Advances

Non-polar GaN Film Growth on (0 1 0) Gallium Oxide Substrate by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition
  Yu Cao, Ray Li, Adam J. Williams, Rongming Chu, Andrea L. Corrion and Ryan Chang,
Journal of Materials Research

The hydrobaric effect on cathodically deposited titanium dioxide photocatalyst
  Tso-Fu Mark Chang, Wei-Hao Lin, Chun-Yi Chen, Yung-Jung Hsu and Masato Sone,
MRS Communications

Bio Focus

Cell sheet engineering for integrating functional tissue in vivo: Successes and challenges
  Nicholas Baksh, Nathan D. Gallant, and Ryan G. Toomey, MRS Bulletin

Paper-based microfluidic devices: A complex low-cost material in high-tech applications
  A. Böhm and M. Biesalski, MRS Bulletin

Sustainable products from bio-oils
  Bernal Sibaja Hernández, Mehul Barde, Brian Via, and Maria L. Auad, MRS Bulletin

System integration of functionalized natural materials
  Sylvia W. Thomas and Norma A. Alcantar, MRS Bulletin

Nano Focus

Chemically controlled surface compositions of Ag–Pt octahedral catalysts
  Yung-Tin Pan, Lingqing Yan and Hong Yang, MRS Communications

Choice of Polymer Matrix for a Fast Switchable III-V Nanowire Terahertz Modulator
  Sarwat A. Baig, Jessica L. Boland, Djamshid A. Damry, Hoe H Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Michael B. Johnston and Hannah J Joyce, MRS Advances

Controlling the nanoscale morphology and structure of the ZnO/MnO2 system for efficient transparent supercapacitors
  M. A. Borysiewicz, M. Wzorek, M. Ekielski, J. Kaczmarski and T. Wojciechowski, MRS Communications

Progress in triboelectric nanogenerators as self-powered smart sensors
  Nannan Zhang, Changyuan Tao, Xing Fan and Jun Chen, Journal of Materials Research

Scintillator Light Emission Enhancement via Nanostructure and Plasmonic Design
  M. Brooke Beckert, Jonathan Andreasen, Keri Ledford, Greg Mohler, Clayton Kerce and Jason H. Nadler, MRS Advances


Graphene-Anatase Iguana
Babak Anasori, Drexel University

Nano-anatase (TiO2) crystals decorating amorphous graphene-like carbon, fabricated by oxidizing two-dimensional Ti3C2 MXene powder.

A First Place Winner from the Science as Art competition at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting.

Copyright for all Science as Art images belongs to the Materials Research Society. To request permission to re-use the images, please contact Anita Miller.


Mesmerizing hologram changes shape

The holograms change from one image to another as the materials used to produce them are stretched.


Benchtop NMR Spectrometer

Magritek launches the Spinsolve ULTRA Benchtop NMR system for measuring sub milli-molar components of neat mixtures in under 10 minutes.
Read more »
Microscanner for Interactive Laser Projection

The high-precision optical MEMS-based scanner from Bosch Sensortec, the BML050, transforms any surface into a virtual user interface.
Read more »

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