B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 5.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 5. June 7, 2019.

B-MRS News

– With more than 2,450 submitted abstracts, the XVIII B-MRS Meeting (Balneário Camboriú, 22 – 26 September 2019) sets a new record in the history of B-MRS annual meetings. Know more.

Featured Paper

A team of Brazilian researchers developed a method that allows studying the structure of nanomaterials locally and used it to understand the occurrence of disorder in the structure of nanocrystals. The method, which should help develop more efficient materials, is available to the community at LNNano. The study was reported in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Know more.


From Idea to Innovation

Using its own technology based on nanomaterials, Krilltech manufactures products that, without negative impacts on the environment, increase crop productivity and nutritional quality of food. The Brazilian startup plans to disseminate the benefits of its technology on planet Earth… and beyond. Learn more about Krilltech here.


Featured Scientist

We interviewed Norbert Koch, a professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). Through fundamental research, the scientist made important contributions to the development of more efficient optoelectronic devices (such as LEDs and solar cells). At the B-MRS Meeting, he will talk about combining organic and inorganic materials into these devices. Know more.


News from B-MRS Members

B-MRS founding member Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) won the American Ceramic Society award for the best contribution to the study of phase equilibrium published in 2018. Know more.

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(Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil, September 22 – 26, 2019)

Site do evento: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

More than 2.450 abstracts were submitted to XVIII B-MRS Meeting!

Upcoming dates for authors of works. Approval, modification, or rejection notifications will be sent by June 10. Abstracts that need modification must be corrected and resubmitted to the system by June 24. The authors of these abstracts will receive the final approval/rejection notices by June 30.

Awards for students. To apply for awards for undergraduate and graduate students (Bernhard Gross Award and ACS Publications Prizes), authors are required to submit an extended abstract by July 14. Learn more here.

Registration is now open. More information, here.

Venue. The meeting will be held in the delightful Balneário Camboriú at the Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions, located in the center of the city, close to many hotels, restaurants and shops, and only 100 meters from the sea. More information, here.

Opening ceremony venue. The opening ceremony, the memorial lecture and the welcome cocktail will be held on September 22 (Sunday) at the Cristo Luz complex, one of the main tourist attractions in the city. There will be transportation to the venue, leaving the Hotel Sibara from 17:00 on. Know more about this place, here.

Memorial Lecture. The traditional Memorial Lecture Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro will be given by Professor Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas (IFSC – USP). Know more about the speaker.

Event party. The party will be held in the lounge of the Green Valley, a prominent nightclub. Learn more about Green Valley here, aqui. The party will feature the striking Brothers band. Watch the Brothers, here.

Host city. Balneário Camboriú (SC) is an important tourist destination that offers urban and wild beaches, ecotourism and adventure sports, boat trips, bicycles and cable cars – all within a unique landscape that combines mountains, sea and skyscrapers. The visitor has access to many options of gastronomy, lodging and shopping, as well as the bustling nightlife that stands out in the Brazilian scenario.

Lodging, tickets, transfers etc. Check the hotel options and the official agency of the event, here.

Plenary lectures. Leading scientists from institutions in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States will deliver plenary talks on cutting-edge issues at the event. There will also be a plenary session by the Brazilian scientist Antônio José Roque da Silva, director of CNPEM and the Sirius project (new Synchrotron Light Lab). Learn more about the plenary sessions, here.

Symposia. 23 symposia proposed by the international scientific community compose this edition of the event. See the symposia list, here.

Organization. The chair of the event is Professor Ivan Helmuth Bechtold (Physics Department of UFSC) and the co-chair is Professor Hugo Gallardo (Department of Chemistry of UFSC). The program committee is formed by professors Iêda dos Santos (UFPB), José Antônio Eiras (UFSCar), Marta Rosso Dotto (UFSC) and Mônica Cotta (Unicamp). Get to know all the organizers, here.

Exhibitors and sponsors. 38 companies have already confirmed their participation in the event. Those interested in sponsoring/support can contact Alexandre at the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Reading Tips

– Scientists are able to deposit inorganic epitaxial thin films (oriented with respect to the substrate) with simple and economic method (spin coating). This advance can massify these materials, required for electronic and optoelectronic applications (Science). Know more here.

New 2D material: Scientists are able to make phosphorene nanoribbons, whose exceptional properties for energy and electronics applications have been predicted in more than 100 articles. The discovery happened accidentally (Nature). Know more here.

Organic semiconductors: Scientists reveal how nanotraps slow down conductivit in organic materials, and they show how to eliminate them (Nature Materials). Know more here.


Postdoctoral position on Perovskite materials and solar cells. Saiba mais.


III Escola de Pesquisadores da USP. São Carlos, SP (Brazil). June 12 – 13, 2019. Site.

10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2019). Singapore. June 23 – 28, 2019. Site.

Webinar: Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications. June 25, 2019. Site.

X Método Rietveld. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July 8 – 12, 2019. Site.

20th International Sol-Gel Conference. Saint Petersburg (Russia). August 25 – 30, 2019. Site.

21st Materials Research Society of Serbia Annual Conference (YUCOMAT 2019) and 11th IISS World Round Table Conference on Sintering (WRTCS 2019). Herceg Novi (Montenegro). September 2 – 6, 2019. Site.

XVIII B-MRS Meeting. Balneário Camboriú, SC (Brazil). September 22 – 26, 2019. Site.

XL CBRAVIC (Brazilian Congress on Vacuum Applications in Industry and Science). October, 7 – 11, 2019. Site.

XII Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials. Lavras, MG (Brazil). October, 22 – 25, 2019. Site.

19th Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). November 18 – 22, 2019. Site.

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