B-MRS newsletter. Year 4, issue 10.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 4, issue 10. November 8th, 2017.
B-MRS news

XVII B-MRS Meeting (Natal, September 16-20, 2018). The organizing committee of the next B-MRS annual event, coordinated by Professor Antonio E. Martinelli (UFRN), invites the scientific community to submit symposium proposals. Call is open until January 31, 2018. More.


As a member of IUMRS (International Union of Materials Research Societies), B-MRS participated in the general assembly of this international entity, held end of August in Japan during the IUMRS-ICAM 2017 event. More.

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XVI SBPMat Meeting (Gramado, September 10-14, 2017). Check out B-MRS YouTube videos with testimonials from the president of SBPMat, the coordinator of the event and the president of the Argentine Society of Materials. See the meeting’s website for the proceedings of the event (ISBN: 978-85-63273-35-2).


Featured paper

Scientists in Brazil have taken important steps in the development of two-dimensional diamond. In a paper by Nature Communications, a team led by researchers from UFMG reports experimental evidence (Raman) of the formation of 2D diamond obtained by the compression of two sheets of graphene, and proposes a formation mechanism based on calculations and computational simulations. Know more.


News from the community

B-MRS members (including our president) were recently been appointed editors of the international scientific journals ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Solar Energy and Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Know more.


A young member of SBPMat won awards from E-MRS, IEEE Magnetics Society and B-MRS in 2017 for works developed in his doctorate at UFMA. Know more.


Founding member of SBPMat was elected “Scientist of the Year” in the Materials field by the Nanocell Institute. Know more.


A researcher from the community was elected Honorary Member of the European Ceramics Society (ECerS) and became the first Latin American chosen for this honor. Know more.

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Reading tips

  • Inaugurated in Europe, the largest X-ray laser, 3.4 km, will capture in 3D images details of nanoworld processes. Know more.
  • Polymer and nanotube pocket device cools battery in seconds and enables cooling innovations (Science paper). Know more.
  • New 2D material composed of 4 elements has adjustable bandgap and potential to be used in solar cells and LEDs (cover paper from Advanced Materials). Know more.
  • Nanoparticle-based system attacks tumors with combination of drug delivery and immune response stimulus (paper from Materials Today). Know more.


  • International undergraduate poster competition promoted by KAUST will bring up 50 students together in Saudi Arabia. Know more.
  • Selection to the graduate program in materials science and engineering – EESC/USP. Know more.
  • Selection to the graduate program in physics – UFSC. Know more.
  • Scholarship for post-doc at UFSC. Know more.


  • 1st Pan American Congress of Nanotechnology. Fundamentals and Applications to Shape the Future. Guarujá, SP (Brazil). November 27-30, 2017. Site.
  • 60 years of IEA-R1. São Paulo, SP (Brazil). November 28, 2017. Site.
  • Primer Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Ciencias de Materiales. Montevideu (Uruguay). April 13-14, 2018. Site.
  • IUMRS-ICEM 2018. International Conference on Electronic Materials. Daejeon (Republic of Korea). August 19-24, 2018. Site.
  • XVII B-MRS Meeting. Natal, RN (Brazil). September 16-20, 2018. Call for symposium proposals.

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