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BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Biosensor enables simplified dopamine detection
With the help of an oxygen-deficient cerium oxide nanoparticle coating, this device extracts blood plasma samples directly from the bloodstream.
OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS | CHARACTERIZATION
Isotope composition impacts optical spectrum of 2D bilayer WSe2
The change in optical emission spectra may be due to the change in electronic bandgap renormalization energy caused by isotope purification.
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POLYMERS & SOFT MATERIALS | ELECTRONICS
Protein-based polymer achieves green electronics
Silk is used for making flexible, eco-friendly electronics, called “fleco-ionics.”
QUANTUM MATERIALS | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Bottom-up grown nanowire quantum devices
The general challenge to realize a quantum computer is to solve decoherence, which is due to coupling of a quantum state with the local environment, as discussed by Erik Bakkers, based on a Symposium X talk he gave at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting.
X-ray free electron laser captures surprising relaxation dynamics in bismuth
Researchers use diffraction from 80-fs XFEL pulses to observe the structural changes in bismuth as it relaxes from a shockwave-induced compression.
Noise cancelling for quantum bits
Quantum machine-learning algorithms are implemented so that the data qubit receives only the desired signals that are used to encode the quantum information.
COMPUTATION, SIMULATION, THEORY
A Bayesian framework for materials knowledge systems
The framework builds on recent advances in the low-dimensional representation of the statistics describing the material's hierarchical structure, as described by Surya R. Kalidindi.
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MATERIALS CHEMISTRY | CHARACTERIZATION
First highly elastic single-component pharmaceutical crystal demonstrated
Scientists report the first elastically bendable single component pharmaceutical crystal, celecoxib.
The birth of MXenes
MXenes, a family of two-dimensional materials forming layered structures analogous to stacked potato chips, is stirring a vortex of worldwide activities due to their outstanding performance in versatile applications such as batteries, supercapacitors, catalysts, electronics, and optics.
NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Understanding the driving forces for crystal growth by oriented attachment through theory and simulations
In her review, Maria L. Sushko places particular emphasis on recent developments in understanding the microscopic details of solvent-mediated forces that drive nanocrystal reorientation and alignment for face-selective attachment.
Journal of Materials Research
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts
The system developed by startup TreaTech can recover phosphorus, which is currently considered an endangered element.
Atom Power is launching the era of digital circuit breakers
New digital circuit breakers that combine computing power with wireless connectivity may finally replace a 140-year-old electromechanical technology.
Plasticity and Fracture at the Nanoscales - Advances in in situ Experimentation Techniques Enabling Novel and Extreme Materials/Nanocomposite Design
This Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue captures a portion of the broad spectrum of research that represents some of the most important recent advances in the in situ experimentation of plasticity and fracture.
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Silicon could make quantum computing a reality
Three recent reports have confirmed that silicon is neck-to-neck with competing technology for quantum computing.
FERC Order 841 levels the playing field for energy storage
This federal regulation focuses on standardizing electric storage resource participation in wholesale energy, ancillary services, and capacity market ruleset, by treating storage as a generation resource, as discussed by Rao Konidena.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
Materials song list for summer picnics
Includes Stevie Nicks' "Landslide" (tribology) and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of you" (morphology & magnetism)!
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June 26-28, 2019 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Advances in battery technology: Material innovations in design and fabrication
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Journal of Materials Research
Focus Issue: The Science and Technology of Vapor Phase Processing and Modification of Surfaces
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The MiniJewel from Quantum Composers is a pulsed diode pumped solid state Nd:YAG laser that delivers 7.5 mJ of energy at 1064 nm with rep rates as high as 50 Hz and - at a systems compact size of 140 mm x 87 mm x 233 mm - is ideal for mounting to microscopes. Read more.
Ultrapure "green" graphene
Goodfellow's graphene nanoplatelets are very thin and slightly crumpled and they do not stack (unlike exfoliated materials), ensuring optimal electrical, thermal, and mechanical performance. These characteristics make this easy-to-use product an extremely good nanofiller suitable for electronic inks, polymers, metal composites, and coating. Read more.
Juhyeon Ahn, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
The image is obtained from scanning transmission electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectrometer maps of Zr-segregated Li- and Mn-rich NMC oxides (LiNiMnCoO2) and a scanning electron microscopic observation of Ni-rich cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The image is edited in Microsoft PPT.
A Finalist from the Science as Art competition at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting.
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