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Materials research & COVID-19
Nanoparticles can target and destroy the COVID-19 virus, or blanket the virus to make it ineffective.
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ENGINEERING | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Self-intercalation forms covalently bonded 2D transition metal chalcogenide layers
The newly synthesized self-intercalated metal chalcogenides possess magnetic properties that their corresponding monolayer counterparts lack.
CHARACTERIZATION | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy for imaging of nanoscale processes in solution
Guest Editors Utkur Mirsaidov, Joseph P. Patterson, and Haimei Zheng cover how liquid phase TEM is revolutionizing our understanding of many fundamental processes in materials science and other fields.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Sub-1-nm nanowires bridge inorganic and polymer-like properties
Inorganic sub-1 nm materials can exhibit polymer-like properties with excellent optical or catalytic properties.
MRS Foundation Announces New Science Writing Program for UREM Students
The new Science Writing Program was made possible through a generous donation by MRS member Steven C. Moss. Please help Steve and the Foundation reach our $25,000 goal. Large or small, your support will help provide these students with valuable skills and networking opportunities to navigate the next steps in their scientific education and careers. Donate Today!
Kinetic model for more efficient organic solar cells
Researchers unraveling the exciton dissociation.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
The COVID-19 pandemic informs future directions of US research universities
US research universities need to avert the risk of losing half a generation of new researchers in the physical sciences.
Amid a global pandemic, designers aim to reimagine PPE
COVID-19 has led to a surge in demand for personal protective equipment. Inventors have responded— with mixed results.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Wool-like material can remember and change shape
The material is made using keratin extracted from leftover Agora wool used in textile manufacturing.
Electronic structure of technologically important interfaces and heterostructures
In this Prospective, Richard Haight discusses how full characterization of the electronic structure of a MOS stack can be obtained providing key insights on device operating properties.
How quickly can atoms slip, ghostlike, through barriers?
A new experiment on how rapidly atoms can tunnel through a barricade revives a physics debate about how time passes on the quantum scale.
Greening the production and utilization of ammonia
Ammonia has the lowest source-to-tank cost among fuels producible from air and water using renewable electricity, including hydrogen gas and methanol.
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Sept. 17 | Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Complex Microstructures and Architecture Design
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Sept. 23 | Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy
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COVID-19 R&D Impact in Brazil
An interview with Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr., past president of the Brazilian MRS (Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais, SBPMat).
Monica Jung de Andrade
OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Graphene-based photonic synapse for multi wavelength neural networks
Bicky A. Marquez and co-authors introduce an encoding protocol that allows for the representation of synaptic weights on their photonic device with 15.7 bits of resolution using current control hardware.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
NASA centennial challenges
NASA engages the public to solve big challenges.
2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 28 - December 4, 2020
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2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 18-23, 2021 | Seattle, Washington
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Abstracts accepted September 24 - October 29, 2020
Hybrid Meeting option will be considered as needed.
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Understanding and Mitigating Materials Instabilities in Electrochemical Systems
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—October 1, 2020
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on 3-D Printed Electrodes for Energy Storage
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—November 1, 2020
The dark spirit of CNTs
Sara Al Nasser, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
A scanning electron microscope image of a Buckypaper membrane of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and bio-polymer. The ghostlike shape was noticed in the CNTs’ entanglements and was highlighted using Photoshop.
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.