A Newsletter of the Materials Research Society—Advancing materials. Improving the quality of life.
Dynamic domain walls enable ferroelectrics with GHz microwave tunability, ultralow loss
A film with many and more easily available thermodynamic phases allows the material to attain much higher capacitance tuning with the same voltage.
Continuous roll-to-roll system facilitates mass production of organic photovoltaic cells
Implementation of interconnected high-vacuum and low-pressure organic vapor phase deposition systems is key.
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Porous coating protects ceramics from surface thermal fatigue
Ceramic ovens with thermal coatings could allow sprinkling cold water onto crusty bread without fear of damage.
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Toward affordable and sustainable use of precious metals in catalysis and nanomedicine
In this review, MRS Medalist Younan Xia and co-authors discuss two methods that have been developed
for the synthesis of hollow nanocrystals in order to help maximize the utilization efficiency of precious metals.
These hybrid metallic crystals are chemistry’s new miracle materials
This experiment conducted 4200 meters above Melbourne, Australia, could revolutionize how we scrub greenhouse gases or deliver targeted drugs.
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Bad metallic behavior in ultracold atoms
The paper represents a significant experimental advance in using ultracold atoms to investigate questions directly relevant to strongly correlated electron systems.
Ross H. McKenzie
Tiny robots swim through the eye to deliver medicine
Magnetic fields drive spiral nanobots for drug delivery.
Rebuilding better electrical grids in disaster zones
Materials advances and sound public policy could prevent future tragedies such as the one Puerto Ricans
have had to endure for the past year following Hurricane Maria.
NOMINATE—2019 MRS Communications Lecture!
The Lecture recognizes excellence in materials research through impactful and influential work published in MRS Communications. The senior author of the chosen outstanding paper will present a lecture about the related research at the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit. Nomination deadline is January 21, 2019.
Timekeeping, or why helium can (temporarily) kill your iphone/ipad
Historically, clocks in computer systems have been based on quartz oscillators or similar devices.
What Is Quantum Computing?
Forbes magazine provides a quick overview of quantum computing—what it is, how it's used, and who's using it.
Progress in the engineering profession: A Canadian perspective
Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is taking steps to mitigate disadvantages experienced by minorities in participating in STEM professions.
June 26-28, 2019 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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FIB-SEM for focused-ion-beam-centric nanofabrication
With the new VELION FIB-SEM, Raith offers an instrument in which FIB nanofabrication has matured into the standard technique for fabricating three-dimensional and high-resolution nanostructures, such as plasmonic devices, nano-fluidics, localized implantation, and functionalization. Read more.
NovusEdge System for inspection of unpatterned wafers
The NovusEdge System from Rudolph Technologies, Inc. consists of an automation platform with wafer transfer and sorting capability to be combined with up to two inspection modules for frontside, edge and backside inspection. Read more.
Sami Khan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
An optical microscope image of a 300-nm thin film of iron deposited on a silicon wafer corroding in the presence of dilute hydrochloric acid, producing beautiful patterns as it deteriorates.
A finalist from the Science as Art competition at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting.
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Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.