Materials360 Newsletter
Volume 15, Issue 19

  In this issue:

ULVAC Technologies Inc.
Magnetic Coupling Rotary Vane Pumps

SPI Supplies
Sample Preparation Equipment and Consumables

Your Global Supplier
for Materials

Ted Pella, Inc.
Microscopy Supplies and
Specimen Preparation Tools

Harrick Plasma, Inc.
Plasma Cleaning
and Surface Activation

HORIBA Scientific
Tip Enhanced Raman Scattering (TERS) /

American Elements
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Grazing Incidence XRD

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Powerful Solution for Materials Characterization

Lake Shore
Cryotronics Inc.

Precision Measurement in Variable Environments

Angstrom Engineering
Thin Film Deposition Equipment and Materials

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samples tell all!

MTI Corporation
Total Solution for
Material Research

AdValue Technology, LLC
Powders, Crucibles, Tubes, Plates, Custom Parts

Janis Research Company, LLC
ARPES to X-Ray;
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Bruker Nano
Surfaces Division

Low-cost, High-quality
AFM Probes


CALL FOR PAPERS—2018 MRS Spring Meeting

2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 2-6, 2018  |  Phoenix, Arizona

Abstract Submission Site Opens
Friday, September 29

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2017 MRS Fall Meeting – Preregistration is Open

Register today and save!

Preregistration Deadline—5:00 pm (ET), Friday, November 10

Join in the conversation with Meeting attendees by following #F17MRS on Facebook and Twitter.

Impact Factors
CALL FOR PAPERS—Journal of Materials Research (JMR)

Wide Energy Gap Semiconductors:
Material Issues and Device Implications
June 2018 Focus Issue

This JMR Focus Issue will present results corresponding to both traditional wide energy gap semiconductors, and some of more recent interest. Learn more »

Submission Deadline—Wednesday, November 1


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Materials in Focus

X-ray scattering captures nanoparticle growth and superlattice formation in situ
Superstructures formed by palladium nanoparticles suggest a universal self-assembly condition for controlling the growth of novel materials.

Lubricant-infused polymer coating deceives mussels, prevents biofouling
Studies in the field showed that this lubricant-infused polymer system successfully prevents mussel adhesion in real marine conditions.

Electrolyte gating induced insulator-to-metal transition in WO3 mechanism identified
Hydrogen intercalation may be responsible for doping WO3 into a highly conductive ground state.

Immuno-suppressive nanoparticles reduce tissue rejection in transplants
These biodegradable poly(amine-co-ester) nanoparticles contain small interfering RNA (siRNA) capable of reducing tissue rejection.

Organic PV cells paired with smart windows manage solar spectrum for heating and cooling
Solar cells harvesting near-ultraviolet photons could satisfy the unmet need of powering smart windows.

People in Focus

Laser-spectroscopy pioneer Nicolaas Bloembergen dies at 97
Nicolaas Bloembergen, who shared half of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on nonlinear optics, died on September 5, 2017.

Industry Focus


Bioconjugation Techniques Handbook featuring innovative Sigma-Aldrich Nanomaterials
The combination of nanomaterials and biomolecules is an exciting and rapidly developing area of theranostics innovation. MilliporeSigma is proud to present this step-by-step guide for surface modification and bioconjugation of inorganic nanomaterials with applications in imaging and diagnostics development. With a foreword by leading bioconjugation expert, Greg Hermanson, the handbook is organized into three themes for easy navigation:
  • Magnetic imaging
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Optical-based imaging
Sigma-Aldrich nanomaterials for diagnostic applications include functionalized nanoparticles of iron oxide, silver, gold, diamond and other noble metals. Nanoparticles are functionalized with different biocompatible groups such as amine, carboxyl, PEGs, and maleimide for easy bioconjugation. Our gold nanoparticle kits are designed for one step easy conjugation. Visit the MilliporeSigma Booth 1024 at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting to learn more about Sigma-Aldrich materials.

Corporate Partner Program supports the Materials Research Society Foundation®.

Policy Focus

STEM professionals utilize established routes of science advocacy in United States
The number of scientists participating in established advocacy efforts in the United States has steadily been on the rise.


Deep decarbonization faces deep challenges
The challenge is to decrease power sector emissions at minimal cost while uplifting standards of living for billions of people.


Critical Meeting Deadlines

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

exhibit opportunities available

Register by 5:00 pm (ET), November 10 for discounted rates!
2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 2-6, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available

Abstract Submission Opens September 29


Critical Publications Deadlines

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
Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(13)    

Stabilization of Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Submission Deadline:
December 1, 2017
Call for Papers                                                 
August 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(15)

Soft Magnetic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Submission Deadline:
January 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
September 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(17)

Interconnect and Interface Materials for High-Temperature Energy Conversion Technologies
Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
October 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(19)

Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys
Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2018



MRS Energy & Sustainability


MRS Advances

MRS Bulletin

MRS Communications

MRS Bulletin Designer matter: Fascinating interactions of light and sound with metamaterials
  Andrea Alù, MRS Bulletin

MRS Communications Dislocation dynamics study of precipitate hardening in Al–Mg–Si alloys with input from experimental characterization
  Inga Ringdalen, Sigurd Wenner, Jesper Friis and Jaime Marian, MRS Communications

MRS Advances Electrochemical Assessment of X70 Steel With Non-Conventional Heat Treatment
  L.R. Jacobo, R. García, V.H. López and A. Contreras, MRS Advances

MRS Bulletin Engineering and modifying two-dimensional materials by electron beams
  Xiaoxu Zhao, Jani Kotakoski, Jannik C. Meyer, Eli Sutter, Peter Sutter,
Arkady V. Krasheninnikov, Ute Kaiser, Wu Zhou, MRS Bulletin

JMR High-performance composite with negative Poisson’s ratio
  Fernanda Steffens, Fernando Ribeiro Oliveira, Carlos Mota and Raul Fangueiro,
Journal of Materials Research

MRS Communications Spectroscopic studies of dopant-induced conformational changes in poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films
  Annabel R. Chew and Alberto Salleo, MRS Communications

MRS Advances Understanding the Photoluminescence Mechanism of Carbon Dots
  Zhoufeng Jiang, Marta J. Krysmann, Antonios Kelarakis, Petr Koutnik, Pavel Anzenbacher, Paul J. Roland, Randy Ellingson and Liangfeng Sun, MRS Advances

Energy Focus

MRS Energy & Sustainability Gigawatt-scale renewable hydrogen via water splitting as a case study for collaboration: The need to connect fundamental and applied research to accelerate solutions
  Katherine Ayers, MRS Energy & Sustainability

Nano Focus

JMR Deformation-mechanism dependent stretchability of nanocrystalline gold films on flexible substrates
  Xue-Mei Luo and Guang-Ping Zhang, Journal of Materials Research

MRS Advances Green Applications of Carbon Nanostructures produced by Plasma Techniques
  Marquidia Pacheco, Joel Pacheco, Ricardo Valdivia, Alfredo Santana, Xin Tu,
Doroteo Mendoza, Hilda Frias, Lourdes Medina and Jaime Macias, MRS Advances

JMR Nanocrystalline High Entropy Alloys
  Carl C. Koch, Journal of Materials Research

MRS Bulletin Noble gas ion beams in materials science for future applications and devices
  Alex Belianinov, Matthew J. Burch, Songkil Kim, Shida Tan, Gregor Hlawacek,
Olga S. Ovchinnikova, MRS Bulletin

MRS Communications Strongly scale-dependent charge transport from interconnections of silicon quantum dots and nanowires
  Serim Ilday, MRS Communications


Serhii Mytnyk, Delft University of Technology

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

Water-in-water emulsion imaged using confocal laser-scanning fluorescent microscopy

See more 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.


Single atom fabrication with beams and probes
MRS Bulletin

Orlando Auciello. Click to play video


Career Central Job Board

Partial listing of classified ads from the October 2017 issue of MRS Bulletin

Georgia Institute of Technology
Faculty Openings, Materials Science and Engineering

National Taiwan University
Faculty Position, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences


Magnetron and Power Supply Packages for Sputtering Applications

The Kurt J. Lesker Company® releases its newest magnetron and power supply packages—the RAP (Research Advantage Packages) that enable customers to create a complete magnetron and power supply package necessary to integrate into an existing sputtering system.
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New Scientific Software

CrystalMaker Software announced the availability of an all-new version of their flagship CrystalMaker program for crystal and molecular structures modelling, designed for the latest operating systems, with multi-touch control and real-time editing.
Read more »

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