Volume 15, Issue 19

  In this issue:

ULVAC Technologies Inc.
Arc Plasma Deposition Systems

SPI Supplies
Sample Preparation Equipment and Consumables

Ted Pella, Inc.
Microscopy Supplies and
Specimen Preparation Tool

Electrostatics Corp.

Ion Beams, RBS, PIXE,
AMS, MeV Implant

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

Retained Austenite Analysis

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


CALL FOR PAPERS—2018 MRS Spring Meeting

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

Abstract Submission Deadline
5:00 pm (ET), Tuesday, October 31

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Congratulations to Andy Tay, Stanford University!
Inaugural Recipient of the
MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publications Prize

Ping was selected from 120 applicants/nominations for “his
combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific
publications and science communication efforts”.

The award will be presented at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting.


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Materials in Focus

Quantum materials: Where many paths meet
The scope of quantum materials includes well-advertised materials such as superconductors and graphene, along with ones with less familiar names: topological insulators, Weyl semimetals, quantum spin liquids, and spin ices.

Electrocaloric polymer serves as pocket-size cooling device
This 6-mm-thick flexible band-aid-sized device can cool a battery by 8°C.

X-ray nanotomography reveals 3D internal magnetization structure
New x-ray tomography technique reveals the 3D magnetization structure within a bulk sample for the first time.

Tungsten nanocrystalline alloys developed for extreme environment applications
Scientists design nanostructured tungsten alloy films alloyed with Ti and Cr to meet performance requirements for fusion reactor applications.

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy measures nanosecond fluctuations in magnetic skyrmions
This technique will enable a significant new area of research on the study of equilibrium fluctuations in condensed matter.

Organic semiconductor, human kidney cell combine for wireless physiology
The interface hinges on obtaining an extremely close and high surface-area contact.

Laser design emits multicolor light
Nanoparticle microarrays allow control over multiple wavelengths.

Bio Focus: Graphene-based composites achieve microstructural order at atomic scale
The atomistic tunability of 2D layer spacing is a major advantage of using tandem repeat proteins in graphene-based molecular composites.

Bio Focus: Graphene-based composites achieve microstructural order at atomic scale
A new twist for spider dragline silk.

People in Focus

Weiss, Barish, and Thorne named 2017 Nobel laureate in Physics
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne share the prize “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.”

Dubochet, Frank, and Henderson named 2017 Nobel laureate in Chemistry
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson share the prize for “developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”

Policy Focus

ARPA-E sees some success from basic energy research to societal impact
The ARPA-E mantra is “If it works, will it matter?”—and every research program is shaped and evaluated on its potential for eventual societal impact.

Industry Focus

Chinese car maker invests in Australian lithium miner
Move by big SUV manufacturer shows interest in securing battery raw material supplies.

Intel presents 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging
Intel’s 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing has unique features for improved connectivity and better electrical and thermo-mechanical performance.


Critical Meeting Deadlines

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

exhibit opportunities available

Register by 5:00 pm (ET), November 10 for discounted rates!
2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 2-6, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available

Abstract Submission Deadline October 31


Critical Publications Deadlines

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
Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(13)    

Stabilization of Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Submission Deadline:
December 1, 2017
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




Chemistry at high pressure: Tuning functional materials properties
  Paolo Postorino and Lorenzo Malavasi, MRS Bulletin

Computational Modeling of High-Entropy Alloys: Structures, Thermodynamics and Elasticity
  Michael C. Gao, Pan Gao, Jeffrey A. Hawk, Lizhi Ouyang, David E. Alman
and Mike Widom, Journal of Materials Research

Insight into the influence of alloying elements on mechanical and thermodynamic properties of Nb3Si: A first-principles calculations
  Yong Pan and Yuanhua Lin, Journal of Materials Research

Materials under pressure
  Anita Zeidler and Wilson A. Crichton, MRS Bulletin

New states of matter and chemistry at extreme pressures: Low-Z extended solid
  Choong-Shik Yoo, MRS Bulletin

Novel Field Effect Transistor Fabrication Based on Non-Graphene 2D Materials
  Yu-Tao Li, Hai-Ming Zhao, He Tian, Peng-Zhi Shao, Xin Xin, Hui-Wen Cao,
Ning-Qin Deng, Yi Yang and Tian-Ling Ren, MRS Advances

Plastic deformation of materials under pressure
  Philippe Carrez and Patrick Cordier, MRS Bulletin

Stable room-temperature micron-scale crack growth in single-crystalline silicon
  Martin Guillermo Mueller, Goran Žagar and Andreas Mortensen,
Journal of Materials Research

Bio Focus

Next Generation Tissue Engineering of Orthopedic Soft Tissue-to-Bone Interfaces
  Alexander J. Boys, Mary Clare McCorry, Scott Rodeo, Lawrence J. Bonassar
and Lara A. Estroff, MRS Communications

The Influence of Cellular Debris on Cell Guidance and Implications for Incorporating Silicon Based Micropatterns
  Delphine Dean, Katherine Hafner, Xue Chen, Brian Kirkland, Theresa Hafner
and Marian S. Kennedy, MRS Advances

The Need for Advanced 3D Neural Models and Developing Enabling Technologies
  Daniel Merryweather and Paul Roach, MRS Communications

Three-dimensional neuronal cell culture: in pursuit of novel treatments for neurodegenerative disease
  Sarah-Sophia D. Carter, Xiao Liu, Zhilian Yue and Gordon G. Wallace,
MRS Communications

Towards Novel Graphene-Enabled Diagnostic Assays with Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  Savannah J. Afsahi, Lauren E. Locascio, Deng Pan, Yingning Gao, Amy E. Walker, Francie E. Barron, Brett R. Goldsmith and Mitchell B. Lerner, MRS Advances


Floral Clothes at Nano Scale
Md Nadim Ferdous Hoque, Texas Tech University

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

Colored SEM image obtained from Molybdenum Sulfide nanosheets grown on carbonized bacterial cellulose nanofibers.

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.


William Olson of Seagate on materials industry and sustainability
MRS Bulletin Material Matters

“You can design [a product] for the next step. You can design so it can be easily dissembled. You can design for it to be easily made for something else.”

MRS Bulletin’s Anke Weidenkaff from the University of Stuttgart talks with William Olson, who is responsible for product sustainability at Seagate Technologies located in the greater Chicago area. The interview took place at the 2016 MRS Meeting in Phoenix.


High-energy UV Lamp

McPherson announces new and improved stability with the flow controlled McPherson windowless, hollow cathode UV lamp Model 629.
Read more »
Reference Ellipsometer for Thin Film Measurements

The UVISEL Plus from HORIBA Scientific is a modular ellipsometer which includes the newest acquisition technology designed to measure thin film samples faster, and more accurately than ever.
Read more »

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