Volume 15, Issue 19

  In this issue:


ULVAC Technologies Inc.
HELIOT 900 Leak Detector



SPI Supplies
Sample Preparation Equipment and Consumables



Ted Pella, Inc.
Microscopy Supplies and
Specimen Preparation Tool



National
Electrostatics Corp.

Ion Beams, RBS, PIXE,
AMS, MeV Implant



JEOL USA, Inc.
CFEG S/TEM--
Unrivalled Raw Data



American Elements
Now Invent.™



CRAIC Technologies
Raman, UV-vis-NIR, Fluorescence, Polarization Microspectroscopy



Minus K Technology
Best Low-Frequency
Vibration Isolation



HORIBA Scientific
Most Advanced
Ellipsometry Solutions



Rigaku
Chocolate Phase ID



Angstrom Engineering
Thin Film Deposition Equipment and Material



MTI Corporation
Total Solution for Material Research



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



Thermo Fisher Scientific
Advancing Materials Science Research Worldwide



Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science
Because Materials Matter



Bruker Nano
Surfaces Division

Low-cost, High-quality
AFM Probes




IN FOCUS

Impact Factors
Now Open—MRS Election

Attention MRS Members -- help shape the future of the Society! Check your email for unique ballot login information from "MRS Elections" and vote for 2018 MRS Officers & Board Members.

Read Candidate Bios and Statements >>
Deadline—August 31




First iMatSci Innovators Have Been Selected for 2017!

Two materials-based start-ups have been accepted to demonstrate their new technologies at the iMatSci Innovator Showcase, slated for the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting. Learn more about these exciting new innovations and the iMatSci Innovator Showcase. Interested in presenting your new technology?  There is still time to join this prestigious group of innovators!

Apply Now!
Deadline—September 1



FREE WEBINAR—Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Micro- and Nanoparticles
Thursday, September 14  |  11:00 am (ET)

Speaker: Jon Dobson, Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials, University of Florida

Sponsored by: Merck, KGaA, Damstadt, Germany

Register today!

Note: This webinar requires a separate registration from the MRS webinar series.

MATERIALS NEWS

Keep up with materials research news through MRS!
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Materials in Focus

Scientists directly measure electron-phonon coupling in a superconductor
A team of scientists combines two measurements to experimentally measure electron-phonon coupling with extraordinary precision.

Combining graphene with quantum dots makes the most broadband CMOS image sensor
This prototype digital camera made from graphene-quantum dot photodetectors operates from ultraviolet to the visible to the near-infrared range.

Bacteria turn methane into electricity
Six peptides identified that act as tunable precursors that give different melanin-like polymers.

Bio Focus: Structure of natural materials informs design of graphene-based composites
Graphene oxide-polydopamine composites assembled into stacks are modeled after the structure of nacre shells.

Intermolecular forces for self-assembly identified through simulations
Formulation demonstrated for three system types: cluster fluids, porous mesophases, and crystals.

Energy Focus: Operando XRD captures soluble polysulfide intermediates in lithium-sulfur batteries
A novel way to use XRD to quantify polysulfide intermediates could be used to improve the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries.


People in Focus

Interview with Susan Trolier-McKinstry (Penn State), MRS President
Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais (SBPMat Brazil-MRS) interviews the president of the Materials Research Society on her area of research (piezoelectric materials) and on the benefits of materials research societies.


Industry Focus

Inside the Fall and Rebirth of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery Startup
A China Titans affiliate bought the bankrupt storage startup Aquion and plans to sell its batteries directly to big grid operators.


Policy Focus

Tracking clean-energy progress 2017
The International Energy Agency presents an interactive dashboard that shows which technologies are on track for a sustainable energy transition.




MEETINGS UPDATE

Critical Meeting Deadlines

XXVI International Materials Research Congress 2017
(IMRC)
August 20-25, 2017
Cancun, Mexico

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

exhibit opportunities available
PREREGISTRATION   

Closes 5:00 pm (ET), September 1
2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December 1, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

exhibit opportunities available
PREREGISTRATION

Opens Mid-September
2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 2-6, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available
CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract Submission Opens September 29

PUBLICATIONS UPDATE

Critical Publications Deadlines

Call for Papers
April 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(7)
Advanced Atomistic Algorithms in Materials Science
Submission Deadline:
September 1, 2017
Call for Papers
May 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(9)
Porous Carbon and Carbonaceous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Submission Deadline:
October 1, 2017
Call for Papers
June 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(11)
Wide Energy Gap Semiconductors: Material Issues and Device Implications
Submission Deadline:
November 1, 2017


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ESR Detection of X-Ray-Induced Free Radicals in Crosslinked Silica Aerogels
  Benjamin M. Walters, Ramón V. León, Muhammad S. Jahan and Firouzeh Sabri, MRS Advances

Phosphorene: An emerging 2D material
  Kiho Cho, Jiong Yang, Yuerui Lu, Journal of Materials Research

Single and Few-Layer MoS2: CVD Synthesis, Transference, and Photodetection Application
  Gustavo A. Saenz, Carlos de Anda Orea and Anupama B. Kaul, MRS Advances

Size effects of micrometer-scaled metals—the search continues for materials containing real microstructures
  A.H.W. Ngan, X.X. Chen, P.S.S. Leung, R. Gu, K.F. Gan, MRS Communications

Bio Focus

Graphene Based Biosensors—Accelerating Medical Diagnostics to New-Dimensions
  Neha Chauhan, Toru Maekawa, Dasappan Nair Sakthi Kumar, Journal of Materials Research

Graphene based biosensors for healthcare
  Trupti Terse-Thakoor, Sushmee Badhulika,  Ashok Mulchandani, Journal of Materials Research

Multimaterial, heterogeneous, and multicellular three-dimensional bioprinting
  Carmelo De Maria, Giovanni Vozzi, and Lorenzo Moroni, MRS Bulletin

Natural melanin pigments and their interfaces with metal ions and oxides: emerging concepts and technologies
  Eduardo Di Mauro, Ri Xu, Guido Soliveri, Clara Santato, MRS Communications

Progress in three-dimensional bioprinting
  Adam W. Feinberg and Jordan S. Miller, MRS Bulletin

Three-dimensional printing with sacrificial materials for soft matter manufacturing
  Christopher S. O’Bryan, Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Sean R. Niemi, Sidhika Balachandar, Nicholas Baldwin, S. Tori Ellison, Curtis R. Taylor, W. Gregory Sawyer, and Thomas E. Angelini, MRS Bulletin

Toward next-generation bioinks: Tuning material properties pre- and post-printing to optimize cell viability
  Alexandra L. Rutz, Phillip L. Lewis, and Ramille N. Shah, MRS Bulletin


Energy Focus

Nanostructured layered vanadium oxide as cathode for high-performance sodium-ion batteries: a perspective
  Wen Luo, Jean-Jacques Gaumet, Liqiang Mai, MRS Communications

Nano Focus

Spirited Skies project: Silica Aerogel in Art and Design Applications
  Michaloudis Ioannis and Matthew van Roden, MRS Advances

SCIENCE AS ART

Micro Water Balloons
Sarah Hann, University of Pennsylvania

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

All-aqueous microcapsules made by polyelectrolyte complexes, inflated by negative osmotic pressure. False colored, each capsule is about 100 micrometers across.

See more 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.


EDITOR'S CHOICE VIDEO

Dianne Chong (retired) of Boeing, on materials innovation in industry
MRS Bulletin Material Matters

“Geographic differences [in innovation], in the bigger picture, are not as significant as solving problems that consumers have.”

MRS Bulletin’s Sabrina Sartori, from the University of Oslo, talks with Dianne Chong (retired), former vice president, Boeing Research and Technology, of the Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology organization. In this position she led special projects that impacted processes and program integration for the Boeing Enterprise. The interview took place at the 2016 MRS Meeting in Phoenix.

NEW PRODUCTS FOCUS

High Resolution, Large Chamber, Analytical SEM

Featuring exceptional image fidelity at any kV with a high brightness, long life emitter, the new JSM-IT300HR from JEOL USA combines the performance of a Field Emission SEM with the simplicity of the JEOL InTouchScope™ SEM series.
Read more »
 
Portable GC/MS for Chemical Hazard Identification

FLIR Systems announces the Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS), its first person-portable chemical identifier that will enable military and civil responders to easily sample all phases of matter to rapidly identify chemical hazards in the field.
Read more »

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