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BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | COMPUTATION, SIMULATION, THEORY
Markus Buehler on de novo protein design
Artificial intelligence is applied to learn how natural proteins are designed in the musical space.
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MRS and KIM to develop joint programming at 2022 MRS Spring Meeting
MRS president Matt Copel discusses programming plans with Jeong Whan Han, president of the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials.
OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Nanophotonic materials for space applications
The next generation of lightweight and multifunctional photonic materials stands to both impact existing technologies and pave the way for new space technologies, as reviewed by Ognjen Ilic.
2D materials and atomic scale "Lego set"
The 2D materials link through van der Waals forces.
COVID-19 disrupts battery materials and manufacture supply chains, but outlook remains strong
Economic uncertainty and mass layoffs have curtailed consumer spending and have driven down the demand for top-of-the-line electronics. These factors threaten the vitality of energy-storage materials and the long-term growth of renewable sources.
ELECTRONICS | BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Blood and silicon: New electronics-cooling system mimics human capillaries
Microchannels strategically carved in chips could help meet demand for ever-smaller devices and cut energy use.
New Focus Issue from Journal of Materials Research (JMR): Sand-phobic Thermal/Environmental Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Engines
This Focus Issue captures a small portion of the worldwide research portfolio developing sand-phobic and/or CMAS-resistant T/EBCs for use in aviation gas turbine engines.
Free Access until October 31, 2020.
Smart textiles respond to human emotions
Our day-to-day interactions with textiles can be used to alter our relationship with our surroundings.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
How to define your “field of endeavor” for your EB-1A/NIW Green Card petition
The goal is to define your field of research such that it maximizes the number of your research findings within that field and covers your most important/significant findings (most highly cited) throughout your entire career, says Marco Pignone, immigration lawyer at the Philadelphia law firm Getson & Schatz, P.C.
Tesla introduces "tabless" battery cell design
The unique structure of the new 4680 cell for Tesla's electric cars uses a spiral design instead of tabs for better power distribution.
Join the Materials Research Society in celebrating Global Diversity Awareness Month in October!
Recognizing that diversity drives innovation, excellence and new discoveries, MRS is hosting a number of virtual programs this month designed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the materials community. We hope you join us!
Technologies to assist in the energy transition to the next century
Energy recovery from waste treatment and growing biomass is of great significance for the energy management and sustainable energy supply. It is shown that biomass and various wastes containing carbon are able to significantly contribute to the energy sector, as discussed by Volodymyr Krasnoholovets and Viktor Zabairachnyi.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | ENGINEERING
This new quantum processor is made of light
A thumbnail-sized silicon chip runs algorithms by manipulating the infrared laser beams contained on it.
Beyond expectation: Advanced materials design, synthesis, and processing to enable novel ferroelectric properties and applications
This perspective by Jieun Kim and co-authors aims to provide an overview of the field of ferroelectric/relaxor/polar-oxide thin films in recent years, with an emphasis on emergent structure and function enabled by advanced synthesis, processing, and computational modeling.
NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Going (carbon) negative
Researchers use nanoscience to zero out embodied carbon.
Innovation in additive manufacturing and digitalization play key roles in adapting to megatrends
By developing side-by-side digitalization tools and AM technologies, researchers thus play a key role in adapting to the current megatrends: rapid urbanization in emerging economies, ageing of the population, shift in economic power from West to East, and scarcity of resources.
Hortense Le Ferrand
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Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on 3D-Printed Electrodes for Energy Storage
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Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Advanced Nanomechanical Testing
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High-speed atomic force microscopy system
Bruker Corporation’s NanoRacer high-speed AFM system delivers an imaging speed of 50 frames per second, expecting to provide insights into single-molecule behavior and an in-depth understanding of dynamic processes in biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedicine. Read more.
Kartik Nemani, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA
A freeze-dried flake of Ti3C2 MXene. The morphology and shape of the flake are preserved while rendering it to look like a chameleon holding onto a branch under a moonlit night. The eye and the leg are artistically added to highlight the creature.
A First Place winner from the Science as Art competition at the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting.
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Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.