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ENERGY | CHARACTERIZATION
Glassy lithium forms superior metal anode for rechargeable Li batteries
Amorphous lithium leads to desired growth morphology.
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Nanoindentation on peeled high-performance polymeric fibers reveals failure mechanisms
Results from this study may lead toward development of novel fibers with further improved mechanical performance.
QUANTUM MATERIALS | OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Theoretical framework for charge transport in QD solids
The choice of surfactants and the resulting vibrations can be manipulated to tune charge transport.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Engineered proteins as multifunctional materials
New tools from synthetic biology are poised to revolutionize the ability to rapidly engineer and produce proteins for material applications, as discussed by Guest Editors Maneesh K. Gupta, Drew T. Wagner, and Michael C. Jewett.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
Increasing social literacy in future innovators
During the 2020 TEDxUF speaker series, Kevin Jones spoke about the Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) course and encouraged educators to equip engineering and non-engineering students with the tools needed to create socially responsible engineering solutions. The complete course curriculum was developed by the IMOS Subcommittee within MRS and is available for free on the MRS website.
NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS | BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Nanotechnology shows promise for next-generation vaccines in the fight against COVID-19
Nanoparticles based on cationic lipids and synthetic and natural polymer nanomaterials are being explored to enhance the delivery of the active biological moieties in the next generation of vaccine formulations.
Call for Nominations | The Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year
Nominate the paper that you feel has been most influential and impactful from the 2020 volume year of Journal of Materials Research (JMR).
The Nomination Deadline is January 18.
Sustainable design of fully recyclable all solid-state batteries
As the world accelerates toward displacing conventional vehicles with electric vehicles, methods of handling large volumes of spent Li-ion batteries when these devices reach their end of life have not been fully developed.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
Australia launches quantum industry roadmap
After several decades of research, quantum studies are translating into commercialization, which Australia wants to capture on its shores.
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2021 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program issues call for applications
The deadline is January 29, 2021.
Hydrogen technologies for energy storage: A perspective
Advanced materials for hydrogen energy storage technologies including adsorbents, metal hydrides, and chemical carriers play a key role in bringing hydrogen to its full potential.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
Magnetic spray transform inanimate objects into mini-robots
The spray contains particles of iron, polyvinyl alcohol and gluten, which combine with water to form sticky, magnetic skins, or “M-skins.”
Hybrid improper antiferroelectricity—New insights for novel device concepts
In this snapshot review, Xue-Zeng Lu and James M. Rondinelli describe recent progress in hybrid improper antiferroelectricity.
Call for Nominations
Nominate a paper for the 2021 MRS Communications Lecture. Visit mrs.org/mrc-lecture for complete information and download your nomination form today!
The Nomination Deadline is January 25.
NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Tiny ultralight insulators, at the push of a button
Tiny components 3D-printed from aerogels.
Japanese Space Capsule Carrying Pristine Asteroid Samples Lands in Australia
Gathered by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, the material from asteroid Ryugu will deepen scientists’ knowledge of early solar system history.
2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 18-23, 2021
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November 28 - December 3, 2021
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SAVE THE DATE!
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Multi-material Additive Manufacturing
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—January 8, 2021
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Multifunctional Halide Perovskites
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—February 1, 2021
Electron-Hole Are In Quarantine!
Tushar Debnath, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
The girls (electrons) and boys (holes) are in quarantine (confined) in different rooms (domains) of a house (nanocrystal) called “Mn-doped Perovskite Nanocrystals” due to the creation of different small rooms by the red bricks (Mn impurity) within a single nano-house, by displacing the bricks (unit cells) and known as “Ruddlesden–Popper defects.” The high-resolution image of such single Mn-doped perovskite nanocrystals was obtained from atomically resolved high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy.
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Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.