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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Dislocations mediate lower temperature time-dependent plasticity in silicon microbeams
This model may impact the design of small electronics that operate at high temperatures.
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Diversity in Materials Science - A Discussion with Hugo Caicedo
Hugo Caicedo discusses some of the challenges and obstacles black scientists face in STEM.
METALS & ALLOYS
Double transition-metal MXenes: Atomistic design of two-dimensional carbides and nitrides
Weichen Hong and co-authors review the synthesis, structure, and properties of DTM MXenes and provide an outlook for future research in this field.
Compressing simple molecular solids with hydrogen at extremely high pressures, researchers create material that is superconducting at room temperature.
Engineered electrode material holds promise for electric vehicles
A black phosphorous composite material offers a more stable structure and a higher lithium-ion storage capacity compared to current options.
Celebrate Global Diversity Awareness with MRS
Before our celebration month nears its end, we invite you to view our newest Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources. MRS will continue to recognize the diverse membership of cultures, ethnicities, and individuals that make up our Society throughout the year, so visit our Broadening Participation in Materials webpage often for valuable webinars, articles, videos, links, and more!
OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
A completely flat fisheye lens
The metalens produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images.
POLYMERS & SOFT MATERIALS
Gel polymers created from novel photoactivation method
Researchers have found a more sustainable way to produce polymer gel objects with a photoactivation method that uses low-energy visible light.
MRS CORPORATE PARTNER
Multi-carrier Hall analysis of low-mobility materials
Join Dr. Jeffrey Lindemuth, Lake Shore Cryotronics Senior Scientist, for a webinar on November 16, 11:00 AM – Noon (ET), discussing a new, faster method for more precise Hall analysis of multi-carrier semiconductor devices, including those with low mobilities.
The MRS Corporate Partner program supports the Materials Research Society Foundation.
ENERGY | MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
Metal–organic frameworks for chemical conversion of carbon dioxide
Claudio Pettinari and Alessia Tombesi review the role of MOFs in CO2 chemical conversion, photocatalytic and electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, the role of linkers and metals in CO2 chemical conversion, and MOF composites and films in CO2 conversion.
MRS Energy & Sustainability
Quantum spin liquid candidate becomes a superconductor under pressure
Researchers have observed both superconductivity and an insulator-to-metal transition in sodium ytterbium (III) selenide (NaYbSe2) simply by applying pressure to it.
Rare magnetism found in the world's strongest material
Strange things happen when you stack and twist graphene.
Strap performance of N95 filtering facepiece respirators after multiple decontamination cycles
Research conducted by Aaron W. Richardson and co-authors focused on evaluating the mechanical properties of the straps as an indicator of respirator fit.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | ELECTRONICS
Octopus-inspired thin tissue transfer
A soft, octopus-sucker-inspired device can transfer thin, fragile sheets of cells, tissue, or flexible electronics in about ten seconds.
COVID-19 impact in education and R&D in Argentina – presidential views
Raúl Bolmaro and Orlando Auciello, professors highly active in their professional associations in Argentina and the USA, respectively, explain how the COVID-19 pandemic affects their work, and affects Argentinian R&D and its collaborations.
Monica Jung de Andrade
Join us for these November MRS OnDemand® Webinars
Nov 11 | Essentials of Book Publishing
Nov 11 | Materials Science for COVID-19: A Global Discussion Between Scientists
Nov 16 | A New Method for Multi-Carrier Hall Analysis of Low-Mobility Materials
Nov 17 | COVID-19 Impacts on Energy and Sustainability Aspects of Materials Supply Chains
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
Education, Work, and Family Pathways of Women and Men in Computer Science, Engineering and Math
The Pennsylvania State University is conducting a survey investigating why women and men pursue and leave computer science, engineering and math (CSEM) fields.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Removing and reusing phosphorus from agricultural runoff
By using a biological system to capture phosphorus from agricultural runoff, researchers at the University of Michigan have created a process that would allow treatment plants to remove it from wastewater in a concentrated form that can then be reused as fertilizer.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY | QUANTUM MATERIALS
Here, play with this quantum puppet
ColdQuanta announced it has put “quantum matter on the cloud.” The startup is referring to a collection of tens of thousands of rubidium atoms, cooled to near absolute zero, that you can poke and prod for free and from afar through its website.
2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 27 - December 4, 2020
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2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit - Call for Papers
April 18-23, 2021 | Seattle, Washington
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Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on 3D-Printed Electrodes for Energy Storage
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—November 1, 2020
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Advanced Nanomechanical Testing
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—November 16, 2020
Teledyne DALSA's Genie Nano-5G 45M camera achieves full resolution image transfer at up to 19 fps. Coupling a compact 59 mm x 59 mm form factor, and a transition from 1GigE Vision to 5GigE Vision without the need for software changes, the new models offer system designers an easy integration path to extend the life of an existing vision system. Read more.
Laura Rivera-Tarazona, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Fluorescence image of a shape-morphing living composite coated on a glass slide. The hybrid material is made of baker’s yeast embedded in a polyacrylamide hydrogel. Only living cells that can proliferate in the patterned region are able to deform the hydrogel matrix and expand it to read the word “ALIVE.”
A Second 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.