Volume 15, Issue 19

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April 2-6, 2018  |  Phoenix, Arizona

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NOMINATE—MRS Communications Lecture Award!

The Lecture Award recognizes excellence in materials research through work published in MRS Communications.

The senior author of the chosen outstanding paper will be invited to present a lecture about the related research at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit.  

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Materials in Focus

New textile goes from warm to cool with a flip
This dual-mode fabric is composed of a bilayer emitter embedded inside an infrared-transparent nanoporous polyethylene layer.

Highly adhesive, elastic surgical sealant engineered from human protein
The sealant is light-activated, nontoxic, and degrades in the body over time.

New mechanism for fragmenting the magnetic moment in spin ice
In a sample of Ho2Ir2O7, at <2 K, neutron scattering measurements displayed signature characteristics of magnetic fragmentation in the material.

High performing assay using antibody-conjugated DNA nanoswitches detects proteins
This nanoswitch-linked immunosorbent assay shows advantages over the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Efficient colored solar modules obtained using integrated nanoscatterers
Color arises from integrated Si-based cylindrical nanoscatterers with dimensions of the order of optical wavelengths and thus cause Mie scattering.

Unique x-ray scattering approach provides insight into high-temperature strength of alloys
The new method relies on high-energy x-ray diffraction microscopy to assess the strengths of slip systems in various Ti alloys at high temperatures.

Policy Focus

US government works toward grid modernization
Through research that has enabled the deployment of a number of different clean distributed energy resource technologies and the development of materials-based energy efficiency solutions, materials scientists have inadvertently raised new challenges for grid modernization. 


Light-emitting diodes: A case study in engineering research
Solid-state lighting has staggering implications for the world’s energy and resource use, since artificial lighting consumes 16% of the world’s electricity. LED lamps save resources and labor because they last up to 100,000 hours, compared to 1000 hours for incandescent bulbs and 10,000 hours for fluorescent lights.


Critical Meeting Deadlines

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

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline—
January 11, 2018
12th New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference (NDNC)
May 20-24, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline—
February 12, 2018
American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS)
June 24-28, 2018
College Park, Maryland

exhibit opportunities available
Opens Early January
60th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)
June 27-29, 2018
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline—
January 26, 2018


Critical Publications Deadlines

Call for Papers                                                 
August 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(15)

Soft Magnetic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Submission Deadline:
January 1, 2018
Call for Proposals
2019 JMR Focus Issues
Lead a Focus Issue on your area of expertise!
Submission Deadline:
January 31, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(14)
3D Printing of Biomaterials
Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
September 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(17)

Interconnect and Interface Materials for High-Temperature Energy Conversion Technologies
Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
October 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(19)

Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys
Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                              
November 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(21)
Catalytic Engineered Materials for Commercial and Industrial Energy Applications
Submission Deadline:
April 1, 2018




Effect of Severe Plastic Deformation on Tensile and Fatigue Properties of Fine-grained Magnesium Alloy ZK60
  Alexei Vinogradov, Journal of Materials Research 

Ex- and in-situ investigations on the role of persistent slip bands and grain boundaries in fatigue crack initiation
  Heinz Werner Höppel, Philip Goik, Christian Krechel and Mathias Göken,
Journal of Materials Research 

Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of a 5052 Al alloy with gradient structures
  Yusheng Li, Lingzhen Li, Jinfeng Nie, Yang Cao, Yonghao Zhao and Yuntian Zhu,
Journal of Materials Research

Physical Physics – Learning and Assessing Light Concepts in a novel way
  Yvonne Kavanagh and Damien Raftery, MRS Advances

Wear Resistance under Non-Lubricated Condition of Nb-Containing TWIP Steel
  V.H. Mercado, I. Mejía, Y. Salinas-Escutia and A. Bedolla-Jacuinde, MRS Advances

Bio Focus

Chemical modifications and reactions in DNA nanostructures
  Kurt V. Gothelf, MRS Bulletin

DNA nanotechnology: A foundation for programmable nanoscale materials
  Mark Bathe and Paul W.K. Rothemund, MRS Bulletin

Enzyme-functionalized DNA nanostructures as tools for organizing and controlling enzymatic reactions
  Guido Grossi, Andreas Jaekel, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, and Barbara Saccà, MRS Bulletin

Gelatin-based hydrogels for biomedical applications
  Panupong Jaipan, Alexander Nguyen and Roger J. Narayan, MRS Communications

Polymeric scaffolds for three-dimensional culture of nerve cells: a model of peripheral nerve regeneration
  Radamés Ayala-Caminero, Luis Pinzón-Herrera, Carol A. Rivera Martinez 
and Jorge Almodovar, MRS Communications

Practical aspects of structural and dynamic DNA nanotechnology
  Pengfei Wang, Gourab Chatterjee, Hao Yan, Thomas H. LaBean, Andrew J. Turberfield, Carlos E. Castro, Georg Seelig, and Yonggang Ke, MRS Bulletin

Self-organizing materials built with DNA
  Friedrich C. Simmel and Rebecca Schulman, MRS Bulletin

Synthesis of Cotton Fibers Impregnated with Bactericidal Hydrotalcites to be used in Medical Textile Supplies
  Ana María León-Vallejo, Geolar Fetter, Álvaro Sampieri and Efraín Rubio-Rosas,
MRS Advances

Three-dimensional molecular and nanoparticle crystallization by DNA nanotechnology
  Nadrian C. Seeman and Oleg Gang, MRS Bulletin

Energy Focus

h Perspectives on the photoelectrochemical storage of solar energy
  Roel van de Krol and Bruce A. Parkinson, MRS Energy and Sustainability


My Grandma's Knitting Box
Isabel Gessner, University of Cologne

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

Thin films of crystalline V2O3 consisting of nanosheets with a flower-like morphology.
Co-author: David Graf

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


How materials research is delivering cell biology in 3D
MRS Communications

Owens et al. "A (bio) materials approach to three-dimensional cell biology."
MRS Communications
(2017). doi: 10.1557/mrc.2017.102


High-Force DMA and Fatigue Instrument

The new ElectroForce® DMA 3200 from TA Instruments combines industry-leading fatigue and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) technologies into a single mechanical test platform with unparalleled performance.
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Polyvalent Hyperspectral Imager

The Hiden ExQ quantitative gas analyzer is a new multi-featured and compact mass spectrometer system providing continuous on-line analysis of dynamic gas streams at pressures from sub-atmospheric up to 30 bar.
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