Volume 15, Issue 19

  In this issue:

ULVAC Technologies Inc.
Arc Plasma Deposition Systems

SPI Supplies
Sample Preparation Equipment and Consumables

Your Global Supplier
for Materials

Ted Pella, Inc.
Microscopy Supplies and
Specimen Preparation Tools

Harrick Plasma, Inc.
Plasma Cleaning
and Surface Activation

HORIBA Scientific
Tip Enhanced Raman Scattering (TERS) /

American Elements
Now Invent.™

Alpha Quartz

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Precise, High-sensitivity EDXRF Analysis

Lake Shore
Cryotronics Inc.

Precision Measurement in Variable Environments

Angstrom Engineering
Thin Film Deposition Equipment and Materials

D8 ADVANCE Plus—Ease and  Flexibility in XRD

MTI Corporation
Total Solution for
Material Research

AdValue Technology, LLC
Powders, Crucibles, Tubes, Plates, Custom Parts

Janis Research Company, LLC
ARPES to X-Ray;
10mK to 800K

ISMES VI--Caltech
Apply by May 12!


2017 MRS Spring Meeting
MRS Communications Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief!

Rigoberto C. Advincula
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Watch MRS TV
— Rigoberto discusses his vision for this key publication.
2017 MRS Spring Meeting
Congratulations to Jason G. Gillmore, Hope College,
Holland Michigan
$200 Amazon Gift Card Winner.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit Attendee Survey. We appreciate your feedback and continued support of MRS.

Remember! All 2017 MRS Spring Meeting attendees receive a complimentary one-year MRS Membership effective July 1.

CALL FOR PAPERS—2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December 1, 2017  |  Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract Submission Opens—May 15
Abstract Submission Deadline—June 15

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Materials in Focus

Ptychographic x-ray tomography of integrated circuits in three dimensions with high resolution
With this technique, researchers achieved a spatial resolution of 14.6 nm along with an elemental analysis capability.

Kirigami strategy leads to pop-up 3D structures with tunable mechanical properties
The cubic-patterned kirigami structure can carry a weight of 20 grams without sagging while the flat sheet it is made from collapses under the weight.

Bifacial solar water-splitting device brings hydrogen fuel closer to reality
The device converts sunlight to hydrogen fuel with 13.1% efficiency up to 8 days while standard GaAs photocatalytic devices degrade after 2–3 days.

Sensors push magnetic field detection limits toward biomagnetic applications

Researchers lower the limits of magnetic field detection in magnetoelectric sensors, creating promising components for biomedical applications.

3D-bioprinting technique produces blood vessel networks for tissue engineering applications

Bioprinted prevascularized tissues, when grafted onto skin wounds of mice, can grow and integrate with the host vasculature network within two weeks.

3D self-assembly of microgel dispersion coordinated by an electric field

Self-assembly is a powerful tool for the bottom-up manufacturing of advanced materials and devices.

Policy Focus

Severe funding cuts threaten the future of research in Brazil
Despite a diverse and expanding materials research portfolio, a federal funding crisis is threatening the future of scientific research in Brazil.


Coming Soon: A New Precision I/V Source from Lake Shore Cryotronics

Built for science, designed for people. As easy to use as your smartphone, the MeasureReady™ Model 155 source combines simplicity of use and premium performance for material research requiring a precise, low-noise supply of current or voltage. It also features an uncluttered touchscreen display, full Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, or LAN connectivity, and a mobile app for remote monitoring.
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The Corporate Partner Program supports the Materials Research Society Foundation®.


Missed the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting? Read the highlights in Meeting Scene!

Critical Meeting Deadlines

75th Device Research Conference (DRC)
June 25-28, 2017
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

exhibit opportunities available
Register by 5:00 pm (ET), June 9 and save!
59th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)
June 28-30, 2017
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

exhibit opportunities available
Register by 5:00 pm (ET), June 9 and save!


Abstract Deadline—May 1
XXVI International Materials Research Congress 2017
August 20-25, 2017
Cancun, Mexico

A joint meeting of the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales and the Materials Research Society
Ends May 31
International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM 2017)
September 17-22, 2017
Washington, DC

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline Extended to May 5
2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December  1, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Submission Opens May 15


Critical Publications Deadlines

Call for Papers
December 2017 – Journal of Materials Research 32(23)

Mechanical properties and microstructure of advanced
metallic alloys – in honor of Prof. Hael Mughrabi
Submission deadline:
May 1, 2017
Call for Papers
January 2018Journal of Materials Research 33(1)
Early Career Scholars in Materials Science
Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2017
Call for Papers
February 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(3)
Architected Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling and Optimal Design
Submission Deadline:
July 1, 2017
Call for Papers
March 2018Journal of Materials Research 33(5)
Electrocatalysts for Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution
Submission Deadline:
August 1, 2017




Measuring critical stress for shear failure of interfacial regions in coating/interlayer/substrate systems through a micro-pillar testing protocol
  Yang Mu, Xiaoman Zhang, John W. Hutchinson and Wen Jin Meng,
Journal of Materials Research

On single-phase status and segregation of an as-solidified septenary refractory high entropy alloy
  Boliang Zhang, Yang Mu, M.C. Gao, W.J. Meng and S.M. Guo, MRS Communications

Reconstructing the Firing and Pigment Processing Technologies of Corinthian Polychrome Ceramics, 8-6th Centuries B.C.E.
  Catherine Klesner, Jay A. Stephens and Pamela B. Vandiver, MRS Advances

Selective laser melting of aluminum alloys
  Nesma T. Aboulkhair, Nicola M. Everitt, Ian Maskery, Ian Ashcroft, and Chris Tuck,
MRS Bulletin

Energy Focus

Advanced anode materials for sodium ion batteries: carbodiimides
  Aitor Eguia-Barrio, Elizabeth Castillo-Martinez, Xiaohui Liu, Richard Dronskowski, Luis Lezama, Michel Armand and Teofilo Rojo, MRS Advances


Climate change and fossil fuel: An examination of risks for the energy industry and producer states
  Jim Krane, MRS Energy & Sustainability

Spray pyrolysis and electrochemical performance of Na0.44MnO2 for sodium-ion battery cathodes
  Kuan-Yu Shen, Miklos Lengyel, Louis Wang and Richard L. Axelbaum, MRS Communications

h Sustainability: The train has left the station
  Ritchie D. Priddy, MRS Energy & Sustainability

Nano Focus

A Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory Module on Superoleophobic Membranes for Oil-Water Separation
  Hussain Al-Qahtani, Michael S. H. Boutilier, Rahul Ramakrishnan and Rohit Karnik,
MRS Advances

An investigation into the depth and time dependent behavior of UV cured 3D ink jet printed objects
  X. Chen, I.A. Ashcroft, C.J. Tuck, Y.F. He, R.J.M. Hague and R.D. Wildman,
Journal of Materials Research

Determination of the strain-rate sensitivity of ultrafine-grained materials by spherical nanoindentation
  Patrick Feldner, Benoit Merle and Mathias Göken, Journal of Materials Research

Experimental measurements in single-nanotube fluidic channels
  Hyegi Min, Yun-Tae Kim, and Chang Young Lee, MRS Bulletin

Mechanisms of selective ion transport and salt rejection in carbon nanostructures
  Ben Corry, MRS Bulletin

Multiscale simulation of enhanced water flow in nanotubes
  Matthew K. Borg and Jason M. Reese, MRS Bulletin

Selective laser melting of TiC/H13 steel bulk-form nanocomposites with variations in processing parameters
  Bandar AlMangour, Franklin Yu, Jenn-Ming Yang and Dariusz Grzesiak, MRS Communications


Polynuclear Microcapsule
Mostafa Yourdkhani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SEM image of the freeze-fractured cross-section of a polynuclear microcapsule embedded in a polymer matrix.

A First Place Winner from the Science as Art competition at the 2017 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.


Using Nanowires to Create
Synthetic Enamel

Michigan Engineering

A newly developed rigid and durable material was inspired by tooth enamel.


Partial listing of classified ads from the May 2017 issue of MRS Bulletin

The Pennsylvania State University
Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

University of Cambridge
Goldsmith’s Professorship of Materials Science


Automating Particulate Analysis on Filter Papers

Prior Scientific announces the HH201 and HH201F filter sample holders for its precise H101A and flat top H101F ProScan® motorized microscope stages.
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Longwave Infrared High-Speed Camera for R&D and Science

The new X6570sc high-speed infrared camera from FLIR Systems offers the accuracy and microsecond-precision of FLIR's mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detector paired with an intuitive user experience, so researchers can set-up quickly and get working faster.
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