Volume 15, Issue 19

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SPI Supplies
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Ted Pella, Inc.
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Electrostatics Corp.

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CRAIC Technologies
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Angstrom Engineering
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MTI Corporation
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AdValue Technology, LLC
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Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science
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Bruker Nano
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2017 MRS Fall Meeting REMINDERS

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MRS Communications
Lecture Award!

The Lecture Award recognizes excellence in materials research through work published in MRS Communications.

The senior author of the chosen paper will be invited to present a lecture about the related research at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit. Download and complete your nomination form today!



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Materials in Focus

Surprising force patterns and deformation waves discovered at tissue boundaries
Long-lived and long-ranged mechanical events play a role in keeping tissues apart.

Fillable microparticles designed to achieve single-injection vaccines
For their microparticle, the team decided to go with a cube-like “coffee cup” design with a separate lid that is sealed after the cup is filled.

Shattering the myth of fast-flowing medieval glass
Research reveals that medieval glass has a significantly lower viscosity than thought, but still not fast enough for humans to observe its flow.

Policy Focus

Materials Minute Podcast
Report on recent hearing by the US House Science Committee on quantum materials.


Featured Events at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting

Several special events will be featured at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. Below are just a few highlights. To receive daily news from the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting, subscribe to the Meeting Scene, or visit 2017 MRS Fall Meeting Activities & Events.

Special Workshop on Nanomaterials and Their Applications
Monday, November 27 | 8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Join us as we honor “Professor Millie Dresselhaus for Her Lifelong Contribution and Impact to Materials Research”.

Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050—The Role of the Circular Materials Economy
Tuesday, November 28 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MRS will convene top experts to discuss the role of the circular economy in bringing about energy sustainability by 2050, including related materials science challenges and socioeconomic and policy factors. The special program will include audience Q&A as well as real-time interactive audience polling using your smartphone.  Advance registration requested.  Space is limited.

Late Breaking News—U.S. Metamaterials Manufacturing: Key R&D Priorities
and Action Items

Wednesday, November 29 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join this panel of manufacturers, leading academic researchers and government agencies as they offer recommendations to address the challenges and opportunities of metamaterial manufacturing in the United States. They will share insights from a recently-released report produced by MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight in conjunction with Dr. Chris Spadaccini.

Frontiers of Materials Research—National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, November 29 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Take part in this Town Hall Meeting as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine seek community input for a study on the future of materials research.

Quantum Materials Special Session
Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This session will be held in conjunction with Symposium EM08—Emerging Materials for Quantum Information

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

12th New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference (NDNC)
May 20-24, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available

November 15
American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS)
June 24-28, 2018
College Park, Maryland

exhibit opportunities available

Early January
60th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)
June 27-29, 2018
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA

exhibit opportunities available
December 7


Critical Publications Deadlines

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 Proposals
2019 JMR Focus Issues
Lead a Focus Issue on your area of expertise!
Submission Deadline:
January 31, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(14)
3D Printing of Biomaterials
Submission Deadline:
February 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
Call for Papers                                              
November 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(21)
Catalytic Engineered Materials for Commercial and Industrial Energy Applications
Submission Deadline:
April 1, 2018




Interaction between semicoherent interfaces and Volterra-type dislocations in dissimilar anisotropic materials
  Aurélien Vattré and Ernian Pan, Journal of Materials Research

Kinetic Study of the Growth of Hard Layers on a Low Carbon Steel
  Daniel S. Huerta, E.D. García Bustos, D.V. Melo Máximo and M. Flores Martinez,
MRS Advances

Palladium Germanides for Mid- and Long-Wave Infrared Plasmonics
  Evan M. Smith, William H. Streyer, Nima Nader, Shivashankar Vangala, Richard Soref, Daniel Wasserman and Justin W. Cleary, MRS Advances

Two-dimensional Frank - van der Merwe growth of functional oxide and nitride thin film superlattices by pulsed laser deposition
  Michael Lorenz, Haoming Wei, Florian Jung, Stefan Hohenberger, Holger Hochmuth, Marius Grundmann, Christian Patzig, Susanne Selle and Thomas Höche,
Journal of Materials Research

Ultrathin oxide films: Epitaxy at the two-dimensional limit
  Thomas Obermüller, Nassar Doudin, David Kuhness, Svetlozar Surnev and Falko P. Netzer, Journal of Materials Research

Bio Focus

Microgels Derived from Different Forms of Carrageenans, Kappa, Iota, and Lambda for Biomedical Applications
  Nurettin Sahiner, Selin Sagbas and Selahattin Yılmaz, MRS Advances

Modulated nitric oxide delivery in three-dimensional biomaterials for vascular functionality
  Zuyong Wang, Feng Wen, Rongkai Zhang and Qinyuan Zhang, MRS Communications

Three-dimensional nanofiber scaffolds with arrayed holes for engineering skin tissue constructs
  Lina Fu, Jingwei Xie, Mark A. Carlson and Debra A. Reilly, MRS Communications

Tissue engineering toward organ-specific regeneration and disease modeling
  Christian Mandrycky, Kiet Phong, and Ying Zheng, MRS Communications

Energy Focus

h Energy in buildings—Policy, materials and solutions
  Matthias M. Koebel, Jannis Wernery and Wim J. Malfait, MRS Energy & Sustainability


It's beautiful when everything falls into line...
Andrew Minor, University of California, Berkeley

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

Optical image of microtomed polymer beads floating on water, by Nathan Velez & Andy Minor.

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.


Vladimir Matias of iBeam on innovation
MRS Bulletin Material Matters

“One doesn’t always know where basic research will lead to.”

MRS Bulletin’s Sabrina Sartori, from the University of Oslo, talks with Vladimir Matias, founder of iBeam Materials, Inc., on innovation.


Flow Chemistry System for Heterogeneous Catalysis

An optimized flow chemistry system for heterogeneous catalysis applications, the FlowLab Column™ from Uniqsis is designed to provide highly efficient mixing, excellent control over reaction parameters and unmatched performance.
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Polyvalent Hyperspectral Imager

The GRAND-EOS is a new polyvalent Hyperspectral Imager developed by Photon etc. that combines micro and macro modalities with both VNIR (400-1000 nm) and SWIR (900-1700 nm) spectral ranges.
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