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POLYMERS & SOFT MATERIALS | MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Flow dynamics of yield-stress fluids revealed under pure extension
Experimental & simulation results show that the elasticity property in a material’s solid state is key to the transition.
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CHARACTERIZATION | COMPUTATION, SIMULATION, THEORY
“Ada” demonstrates capabilities of a self-driving laboratory
“Robotic” laboratory utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up materials discovery for clean energy technologies.
QUANTUM MATERIALS | COMPUTATION, SIMULATION, THEORY
A quantum hindsight on density functional theory for computation of materials properties
Based on the 2019 MRS Materials Theory Award presentation given by Lu J. Sham.
Nuclear industry benefits from mod-sim tools
VERA is a suite of tools for modeling and simulation to extend the lifetime of nuclear power plants and modeling next-generation reactor types.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
Recent advances in neural interfaces—Materials chemistry to clinical translation
Christopher J. Bettinger and co-authors contribute this article based on the Materials Research Society/Kavli Future of Materials workshop on Brain–Machine Interfaces.
New Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Focus Issue: Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Complex Microstructures and Architecture Design
The issue highlights research on the microstructures resulting from varying AM processes and their impact on the mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials. Free Access until October 15, 2020. Also, don’t miss the Free September 17 MRS OnDemand Webinar related to this Focus Issue. Register today!
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Beautiful, toxic, and maybe healing: The search for cures from jellyfish
Traits of jellyfish and other animals are being studied for all manner of medical uses, from bandages to microneedles.
Origami miniature surgical manipulator
This surgical robot is made from pop-up microelectromechanical systems technology.
Architected mechanical designs in tissue engineering
The deeper comprehension of biological phenomena has led to the pursuit of designing and architecting complex biological systems, as discussed in this Prospective article by Zacharias Vangelatos and co-authors.
ENERGY | METALS & ALLOYS
Spacecraft of the future could be powered by lattice confinement fusion
NASA researchers demonstrate the ability to fuse atoms inside room-temperature metals.
Scientists are racing to develop paper-based tests for COVID-19
Inexpensive—and potentially at-home—tools could take only minutes to tell if someone is infected.
Adsorption of water on epitaxial graphene
U. Burghaus reviews the current knowledge available in the literature about the water/graphene system.
Journal of Materials Research
Flexible, adaptable micro-robots
Origami-inspired methods are being developed for designing, fabricating, and actuating micro-robots using heat.
Using thin film of colored copper to create efficient solar cells
The solar cell can be produced in seven different colors, including purple, green, and blue.
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Magnetic field induced Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless correlations in 3-dimensional danganites
A. Ashoka, Bhagyashree K.S., and S.V. Bhat report that an applied magnetic field can induce such BKT correlations not only in quasi 2-dimensional systems but also in nominally 3-dimensional manganites undergoing antiferromagnetic transitions.
Chemically sensing fabrics
Color sensors are simple & coarse on their own, but when duplicated and distributed, they give an accurate reading of what is happening in a complex context like the human body.
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Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Surfaces and Interfaces in Electronics and Photonics
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Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Understanding and Mitigating Materials Instabilities in Electrochemical Systems
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Shuohan Huang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Ceramic goldfish found in Lake MXene of possibilities. The main part of the scene, including the fish and MXene rocks is a colored scanning electron microscope image of a sample of multilayer Ti3C2 MXene. The seaweed does not belong to the original image and was added for a stronger artistic expression.
A First Place winner from the Science as Art competition at the 2020 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.
Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.