B-MRS Newsletter. Year 8 , issue 3.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 8, issue 3. April 12, 2021.

Featured Paper

In a study performed in Brazil, scientists were able to radically modify the optical properties of a semiconductor nanomembrane by promoting its spontaneous rolling-up, forming a tube. The discovery is expected to impact the engineering of light-emitting devices for the future of communications. The work was recently reported on ACS Applied Nano Materials. Know more.

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Featured Scientist

Interview with Cid de Araújo, Professor Emeritus at UFPE and one of the pioneers of Nonlinear Optics in Brazil. Professor Araujo told us a little about his scientific trajectory, related to the creation of the Physics Department at UFPE, while also mentioning his favorite scientific works. At the XIX B-MRS Meeting, Professor Araújo will deliver the Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro Memorial Lecture. Know more.

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XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2021 (virtual)


Submission. Abstract submission is open until April 25th. See instructions for authors, here.

Symposia. Abstracts can be submitted within the 24 thematic symposia that comprise the event, covering the most diverse materials, from design to applications. See the list of symposia, here.

Awards for undergraduate and graduate students. The Bernhard Gross Awards, from B-MRS, will distinguish the best poster and best oral presentation of each symposium. ACS Publications Prizes will award cash prizes to the best works of the entire event. Find out how to compete for prizes, here.

Plenary and memorial lecture. 8 internationally renowned scientists confirmed their presence at the event. See here.

Registration. Early registration discount is available until July 30th. Check the fees, here.

Support and sponsorship. This virtual edition of the event offers several possibilities for companies and entities interested in connecting with the community and exhibiting their products and services. Interested parties can contact Alexandre Alves at comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Event website: https://www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Reading Tips

– Paper with Brazilian participation presents a platform based on gold nanorods that can help in the early diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases such as pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer (Science). Know more.

– Scientists reveal that, in halogen perovskites, movements of the crystal lattice are essential to better understand the properties that make these materials very attractive for applications in the area of energy (Nature Materials). Know more.

– Scientists develop polymeric hydrogel contact lenses with gold nanoparticles that can help people with color blindness distinguish red from green. Produced without paints, these new lenses would be safer and more effective than those available on the market (ACS Nano). Know more.

– Researchers from Brazil produce highly conductive graphene oxide films using a low-cost, low-environmental impact method, and apply the material to sensors for rapid disease diagnosis (Applied Surface Science). Know more.

– A team led by scientists from IFSC-USP (Brazil) and a university in Nigeria develops low-cost nanocomposites, capable of decontaminating waters using solar energy. Know more.

– New computational tool for scientometry allows comparing the impact of scientific production by different authors and evaluate its congruence with the “hot” themes in their area. The software was co-developed by Prof Edgar Zanotto, B-MRS founding member. Know more.

– News article in Nature discusses results of a poll with readers of the journal: 74% want to continue with virtual or hybrid scientific conferences, even when the pandemic is over. Some of the advantages regard the online format that has made participation more accessible. Know more.


VIRTUAL. 47th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films (ICMCTF). April 26 – 30, 2021. Site.

VIRTUAL. 4th International Conference on Applied Surface Science. June 29 – 30 de junho, 2021. Site.

VIRTUAL. XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). August 30 – September 3, 2021. Site.

– 7th International Polysaccharide Conference (EPNOE 2021). Nantes (France). October 11 – 15, 2021. Site.

– 4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). March 29 – April 1, 2022. Site.

– XVIII International Small Angle Scattering Conference. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September 11 – 16, 2022. Site.

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