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NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
Nanobrush superlattice interfaces between oxides drive colossal formation of oxygen vacancies
The heterointerfaces between ceria and yttria of this nanobrush maximize ion conduction.
In situ mechanical testing in an SEM performed at 1150°C with submicron resolution
A multilayer Ta metal shield placed in the scanning electron microscope blocks thermal radiation, enabling better imaging.
ENERGY | MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
Empirical equations identify metal–organic frameworks with unprecedented hydrogen-storage capacity
Guided by empirical equations, the research team identifies a promising MOF candidate for H2-storage.
COMPUTATION, SIMULATION, THEORY
Adaptive machine learning for efficient materials design
This work has key implications in developing strategies that employ ML methods for navigating a vast search space of combinatorial possibilities.
METAL & ALLOYS
Sustainable water purification using laser-treated metal
The surface of a sheet of aluminum is turned into a superwicking, super energy-absorbing material.
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS: Perovskites
MRS Bulletin presents coverage of the most recent impactful advances in the burgeoning field of perovskite research.
Don't miss these forthcoming MRS OnDemand® Webinars
Frontiers of Optical Fibers
August 5 | Presented Jointly by MRS and ACerS (the American Ceramic Society)
Synthetic Biology: Advances and Critical Needs from a Biomaterials Viewpoint
August 19 | Presented Jointly by MRS and the Society for Biomaterials (SFB)
Organic Semiconductors for Brain-Inspired Computing
August 26 | Sponsored by American Elements
Atomic and molecular layer deposition in pursuing better batteries
The charm of both ALD and MLD lies in their unique mechanism for growing a large variety of functional materials, featuring uniform and conformal films enabled at the atomic/molecular level at low temperature as reviewed by Xiangbo Meng.
Journal of Materials Research
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | ENGINEERING
Six innovations to tackle coronavirus
From bioluminescent testing kits to disinfecting robots, materials science plays a role.
ITER: World's largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly
ITER has entered its five-year assembly phase.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS
Printing human tissue
Organoids are printed for COVID-19 treatment tests and other health issues.
BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL, BIOMATERIALS | ELECTRONICS
Towards biomimetic electronics that emulate cells
In this Prospective article, Claudia Lubrano and co-authors give an overview on how the bioelectronics community has exploited biomimetic approaches to emulate cell morphologies, interactions, and functions to design optimal electrical platforms to be coupled to living cells.
Smart thermally actuating textiles
These tightly-sealed pouches change shape or maintain their pressure in environments in which the exterior temperature or airflow fluctuates.
Q&A: What makes you a materials scientist?
Defining what a materials scientist is is not straightforward.
The evolution of iron oxide nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents
The history and synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles, their current applications in clinical imaging, and their prospective clinical application are reviewed by Aileen O'Shea and co-authors.
The chemistry of art restoration
Different types of solvents on different varnish and paint combinations are used to determine the ideal course of action to restore medieval art.
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Vote for your favorite images from among the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting finalists. Your vote matters. Three 1st Place winners will be awarded $400; three 2nd Place winners will be awarded $200. Voting closes Friday, August 7 (11:59 pm ET).
CARBON | NANOSCIENCE & NANOMATERIALS
The secrets of "magic angle" graphene are now fully revealed
The state of the graphene structure is tunable.
EDUCATION, POLICY, SOCIETY
Every advanced materials project is an in-between, amalgamating aspects of each pure discipline as needed into a useful aggregate.
2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 28 - December 4, 2020
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LATE NEWS—HOT TOPIC Abstract Submission Opens Early September
2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 18 - 23, 2021 | Seattle, Washington
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Abstracts will be accepted September 24 - October 29, 2020
Journal of Materials Research
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Surfaces and Interfaces in Electronics and Photonics
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—September 1, 2020
Call for Papers: Focus Issue on Multi-material Additive Manufacturing
SUBMISSION DEADLINE—September 15, 2020
Atom beam fireworks
Yuyang Zhang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
A scanning tunneling microscope image showing the atomic structures of a 5-7-5-7 grain boundary in a graphene nanoisland achieved by a top-down etching method. The grain boundary shows unique electronic periodic patterns.
A Finalist from the Science as Art competition at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting.
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