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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
In-plane porosity strengthens multilayered graphene-oxide paper
Mixing weak and strong nanoscale 2D graphene oxide sheets creates an overall stronger film.
2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to inventors of Li-ion batteries
They created a rechargeable world that revolutionized society.
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Charge-separating heterostructures enable high efficiency perovskite quantum dot photovoltaics
The device reaches record-high power conversion efficiency of 17.4%.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES | ENGINEERING
Three-dimensional architected materials and structures: Design, fabrication, and mechanical behavior
Guest editors Julia R. Greer and Vikram S. Deshpande explore the effects of micro-architecture, length scale, and constituent solid material on properties of this new class of materials. Some representative examples of nano- and micro-architected materials are created by using various additive manufacturing and three-dimensional printing techniques.
ENERGY | OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Research highlights: Perovskites
Advances in perovskite materials research are happening at a breathtaking pace.
Congratulations to Ognjen Ilic, University of Minnesota, 2019 recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize!
This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.
NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS | BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Biomedical nanotechnology: A conversation with Paula Hammond
Paula Hammond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes her research activities designing nanoparticles for drug delivery and nanomaterials for energy-related applications.
POLYMERS & SOFT MATERIALS | MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
The puzzle of water solubilities of polyethers solved
Researchers conclude that the difference in the oxygen charge density dictates the water solubilities of polyethers.
MRS Communications Artificial Intelligence Collection
The articles in this special issue show that AI/ML is delivering real-world, practical solutions to materials problems, and we need AI/ML methods and models that are more fluent in materials science.
FREE ACCESS until November 30.
ENGINEERING | MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Concrete sensor gives data for opening repaired highways to traffic
Data is collected through piezoelectric sensors designed to track concrete strength development in real time through measurements of hydration, stiffness, compressive strength, and other properties of concrete.
OPTOELECTRONICS & PHOTONICS
Ferroic twin domains in metal halide perovskites
Yongtao Liu and co-authors discuss the effects of these domains on materials’ optoelectronic properties and their potential roles in photovoltaic action.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
US begins construction of unique neutron imaging instrument to accelerate materials discovery
Coupled with the Spallation Neutron Source, a pulsed accelerator-based neutron source, VENUS will be the only open research facility platform in the United States to provide time-of-flight neutron imaging capabilities to national and international users from government, academia, and industry.
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CARBON | ENERGY
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
These bacteria-powered robots may one day swim through your bloodstream
Microbes are linked to cargo-carrying structures to form biohybrid microrobots.
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE—OCTOBER 31!
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus issue on Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—November 1, 2019
Call for Papers: Interactions of Shear Transformation Bands- Characteristics of Microstructure and Properties
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—December 1, 2019
Samantha McBride, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Scanning electron microscope image shows gypsum crystals that formed from rapid evaporation of calcium sulfate solution on a silicon substrate. The symmetric leaf-like crystals at the center of the image, a typical morphology of gypsum crystals, formed early in the evaporation process and had more time to grow in a symmetric and regular way. In contrast, the dendritic forms surrounding the “butterfly” formed at the very end of evaporation, and thus grew into chaotic dendrites typical of diffusion-limited growth. Colors and a cartoon butterfly torso were added. The horizontal scale of the image is 50 µm across.
A Finalist from the Science as Art competition at the 2019 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.
Materials360 is edited by Judy Meiksin, News Editor, Materials Research Society.