B-MRS Newsletter. Year 10, issue 3.



Year 10, issue 3. April 4th, 2023.


sister societies

B-MRS signed an agreement with IEEE Magnetics Society to promote the exchange and dissemination of technical information, as well as the cooperation between members in the field of magnetic materials and related topics. Together, the two societies are organizing the international conference INTERMAG 2024, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Know more.

XXI B-MRS Meeting
Maceió (AL), October 1st to 5th, 2023


Submission. The submission of abstracts to our symposia is open until April 17th. Know more.

Symposia. The event comprises 24 thematic symposia covering design, synthesis, characterization, processing and applications of various materials, from traditional alloys to bio-based polymers. More than 100 researchers from Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, UK and USA are organizing our symposia. See the list of symposia and their description.

Student awards. Contributions submitted by students and approved for presentation will be able to apply for student awards until July 17. Know more.

Registrations. Registration is open, with special prices for students and researchers from Brazilian institutions and other Latin American countries. See the values. There are discounts of around 40% for B-MRS members, new or old, who have paid the 2023 annuity.

Venue. The venue for the event will be the Ruth Cardoso Cultural and Exhibition Center, in the city of Maceió, state of Alagoas. Know more.

Chairmen. The general coordinators of the event are professors from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL): Carlos Jacinto da Silva, from the Institute of Physics, and Mario Roberto Meneghetti, from the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology.

Papers from the community

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Seeking to imitate nodules that occur naturally in the roots of plants such as soybeans, researchers from UEPG (Parana) developed a biodegradable hydrogel and with it they encapsulated fertilizing bacteria. Placed next to maize seeds, the capsules integrated into the roots and significantly increased plant growth. Go the paper.

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Researchers from IFSC-USP (São Paulo state) and collaborators have developed a low-cost biosensor capable of accurately diagnose Covid-19. The main innovation of the device is to use natural membranes extracted from real cells as the virus recognition elements. Go to the paper.

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A scientific team from UEM (Parana) innovated in using fibers from the Yucca aloifolia L. plant as reinforcement in polypropylene composites. The result was a material with excellent mechanical properties, promising for applications in the automotive, naval, aerospace and civil construction sectors, among others. Go to the paper.

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This work carried out at UFRGS (Rio Grande do Sul) contributes to the development of materials for drug delivery. The paper presents an atypical use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy: measuring the amount of drug that a material delivers over time, in real time, with high sensitivity and without destroying the sample. Go to the paper.

If you are the author of a high impact article in the Materials field and wish to share it with our community, contact us.

Reading tips

– Using artificial intelligence, scientists design simple-to-synthesize polymers that function like real proteins in biological fluids. The work paves the way for the development of biomaterials. (Nature) Know more.

– A microarchitecture of interconnected nodes fabricated by 3D lithography made a polymer exceptionally strong. Knots allow the material to deform much more without showing damage when it returns to its original shape. (Science Advances) Know more.


– The call for nominations for the VinFuture Prize, which distinguishes scientific research and technological innovations that have had a high social impact, is open until May 15th. The prize has special categories for developing countries, innovative women and emerging areas. Know more.

– ACS Applied Nano Materials is calling for papers for its special issue “Women in Nano”, dedicated to articles by women working in nanomaterials with a focus on applications. The deadline for submission is August 31st. Prof. Monica Cotta, B-MRS President, is among the organizers. Know more.

To follow the opportunities in the field, enter the B-MRS Linkedin group.

Upcoming events

Escuela Virtual de Caracterización de Materiales de la SMMATER – 3ª edición. Online. February 20th to August 2nd, 2023. Website.

– II Encuentro de Investigadores en Ciencia de Materiales. Montevideo (Uruguay). April 20 and 21, 2023. Website.

49ª International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (USA). May 21 to 26, 2023. Website.

41st International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2023). Campinas, (SP). July 3 to 7, 2023. Website.

– IV Brazilian Nanocellulose Summit. Sao Carlos (SP). August 9th to 11th, 2023. Website.

– Chip in Rio (International Congress in Microelectronics and Microtechnologies). Rio de Janeiro. August 28 to September 1, 2023. Website.

– XXI B-MRS Meeting. Maceio (AL). October 1st to 5th, 2023. Website.

– 4th International Brazilian Conference on Tribology (TriboBR). Vitoria (ES). November 26th to 30th, 2023. Website.

– XLVI International Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression (Quitel 2023). Montevideo (Uruguay). November 26th to 30th, 2023. Website.

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