B-MRS Newsletter. Year 6, issue 8.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 6, issue 8. September 9, 2019.

Featured Paper

Scientists from Brazil have discovered a potent anti-inflammatory effect on manganese-doped zinc germanate nanorods. In addition, the scientific team optimized the synthesis process of nanorods, reducing its duration to a few minutes. Nanostructures are promising for drug development. The work was recently published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Know more.

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From Idea to Innovation

Ready to launch nanotechnology-based cosmetics, Nanomed has been active since 2012 in the development of nano-scale technologies focused on the health and wellness segments (notably, nanocapsules that protect and deliver substances of interest). Learn more about Nanomed and its founder, here.


News from B-MRS Members

– B-MRS member Bartolomeu Cruz Viana Neto (UFPI) has just been certified as an affiliate member of a regional unit of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). See ABC article about the researcher, here.

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XVIII B-MRS Meeting/ Encontro da SBPMat
(Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, September 22 – 26, 2019)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/18encontro/

Registration. Online registration, here.

Pre-event tutorial for participants. Professor Valtencir Zucolotto (USP) will offer the Young Researchers School: How to Produce and Publish High Impact Papers for the event participants, free of charge. The tutorial will take place on September 22 from 13:00 to 17:00 at Sibara Hotel.

Technical lectures. Within the program of the event, companies in the field of scientific instrumentation will offer 13 technical lectures, 20 minutes each, on techniques and equipment for characterization of materials. See schedule.

Program. The program of the event “at a glance” is online, showing technical and social activities and the distribution of oral and poster sessions. See here. Full program, with all presentations by symposium, is also online. See here.

Posters printing service. The poster file can be sent by email and later pick up the impression at the event location. Know more.

Venue. The meeting will be held in the delightful Balneário Camboriú at two hotels located 300 meters apart: Hotel Sibara Flat & Conventions and, for oral sessions of symposia K, M, S and U, the Mercure Camboriu Hotel. The venues are located in the center of the city, close to many hotels, restaurants and shops, and some meters from the sea. See map 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. See Cristo Luz complex 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, here.

Event party. The party will be held in the lounge of the Green Valley, a prominent nightclub. Learn more about Green Valley, here. The party will feature the striking Brothers band. Watch the Brothers, here. Tickets for the party are limited and will be sold at R$ 20 at the event secretariat from Monday on.

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 travel 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. 50 sponsors and supporters participate in the event with interesting activities and actions.

More details coming soon in B-MRS next newsletter and social media.

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XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM 2020
(Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 30 – September 3, 2020)

Website: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Joint event. The event will bring together the 19th edition of B-MRS’s annual meeting and the 17th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Materials organized every two years by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).

Call of symposia. B-MRS and IUMRS invite the international scientific community to submit symposium proposals by October 31, 2019. Learn more.

Organization. Professor Gustavo Martini Dalpian (UFABC) is the general coordinator, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon (LNNANO) is the program coordinator and Flavio Leandro de Souza (UFABC) is the general secretary. At the international committee, the event features scientists from America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Learn more at the event website.

Plenaries. Five internationally prominent scientists have already confirmed their presence as speakers at the event. Learn more at the event website.

Exhibitors and sponsors. Companies and other entities interested in attending the event as exhibitors, sponsors or supporters can contact Alexandre through the e-mail comercial@sbpmat.org.br.

Reading Tips

– In celebration of the XVIII B-MRS Meeting, the Royal Society of Chemistry prepared a collection of articles by Brazilian authors published between 2017 and 2019. Learn more.

– Scientists make ferroelectric a paraelectric material for a few picoseconds by applying light pulses at THz frequencies, opening up possibilities for developing ultrafast reconfiguration devices (Science paper). Know more.

– OLEDs: Scientists innovate by combining thick layers of perovskites with organic films into material that can be used to develop new generation of screens and lamps (Nature paper). Know more.

– Scientists can make gold sheets only two atoms thick and show that they are catalysts ten times more efficient than nanoparticles. Synthesis method opens possibilities for 2D versions of other metals (Advanced Science paper). Know more. Know more.

– Researchers develop injectable liquid that turns into gel and can be used to make medical procedures such as polyp removal during colonoscopy easier and safer (Advanced Science paper). Know more.

– Scientists can flatten conjugated polymer molecules, which tend to bend, thereby increasing their ability to conduct electricity (Science Advances paper). Know more.

– Impact factors 2018: results from Royal Society of Chemistry journals. Know more.

– Research conducted by scientists from Brazil shows strong action against fungi and tumors of a material obtained by irradiation of silver tungstate (paper from Scientific Reports). Know more.


Postdoctoral fellowship at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). Know more.


R2B Research to Business Itália-Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 19, 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.

2° Encontro – Fronteiras Tecnológicas em Engenharia. Lorena, SP (Brazil). October 9 – 10, 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.

XIX B-MRS Meeting and 2020 IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). August 30 – September 3, 2020. Site.

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