B-MRS Newsletter. Year 7, issue 5.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 7, issue 5. June 9, 2020.

B-MRS Lives & Webinars

– Learn about our new cycle of webinars on research and teaching techniques and instruments in the materials field. There are 17 free webinars, in Portuguese or English, covering a broad thematic range. Registration to participate in the Zoom meeting is now open. Check out all webinars, choose the ones that interest you and register! Here.

See our coverage of the online discussion panel on materials research and Covid-19, held on May 7. Here.


Featured Paper

A Brazilian scientific team developed a composite material film that makes hydrogen production more efficient in water electrolysis, which is a clean, simple and inexpensive method for generating this promising alternative fuel. The scientists proved that the material’s roughness was fundamental to obtain the catalytic effect. The work was recently reported on ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Know more.


B-MRS University Chapters

– The B-MRS UCs Program has a new page on our website. Find out how this program works and see the map with the UCs created in 14 universities of the 5 Brazilian regions. Here.


B-MRS News

– Donations to poor communities. B-MRS and other scientific societies support initiatives that collect donations for poor communities and slums. See the list of nationwide actions that are receiving donations, here.

– Environmental policies. B-MRS supports the note of repudiation of the dismantling of environmental policies in Brazil, prepared by scientific entities in the area of biodiversity. See the document.

News from B-MRS members

– Professor Edgar D. Zanotto (DEMa – UFSCar), founding member of B-MRS, is the author of some of the most cited and downloaded articles in 2019 in the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Know more.

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(Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil,
August 29 – September 2, 2021)

Call for symposium proposals is open! Know more.

New date of the event: August 29 – September 2, 2021.

Same venue: Rafain Convention Center – Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil). Iguassu Falls.

Symposium proposals submission: May 4 – November 2, 2020.

Abstract submission: February 1 – April 11, 2021.

Plenary sessions: 7 plenary speakers and 1 memorial lecture confirmed.

Event website with updated information: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

Reading Tips

– Scientists develop a coating for fabrics that prevents viruses from adhering to the surface and withstands ultrasonic washing (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces). Know more.

Using lasers to confine lithium atoms, scientists experimentally produce, for the first time, the so-called “Pauli crystals,” whose formation is based on the exclusion principle of Quantum Mechanics (preprint of the arXiv platform). Know more.

Using an ultra short pulse laser, researchers in Brazil produce bismuth tungstate with a highly organized structure, which makes it possible to use this material as a photocatalyst, among other applications (Scientific Reports). Know more.

Scientists from Brazil, together with researchers from Japan, by means of a straightforward fabrication approach, create edible optical fiber using seaweed gelatin and a mold. The new optical fiber opens up possibilities in the area of diagnosis and treatment of diseases (Scientific Reports). Know more.

Events and ONLINE events

Webinars on research and teaching techniques in materials field. June – August, 2020. Organization: B-MRS. Site.

– University Chapter webinar: Spatial coherence in near field optics. June 12, 2020. Organization: B-MRS UC Pará. Site.

– Webinar “COVID-19: perspectivas sobre vacinas, terapêuticos e diagnósticos”. June 17, 2020. Organization: American Chemical Society (ACS). Support: B-MRS. Site.

I Workshop Internacional da Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Física da UFRPE. June 30 – July 1, 2020. Site.

XLI Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência. Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 5 – 7, 2020. Site.

5th International Conference of Surfaces, Coatings and NanoStructured Materials – Americas (NANOSMAT-Americas). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). October 7 – 10, 2020. Site.

7th Meeting on Self Assembly Structures in Solution and at Interfaces. Bento Gonçalves, RS (Brazil). November 4 – 6, 2020. Site.

– Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020). Panama (Panama). November 15 – 19, 2020. Site.

4th Workshop on Coated Tools & Multifunctional Thin Films. Campinas, SP (Brazil). November 16 – 19, 2020. Site.

XIX B-MRS Meeting + IUMRS ICEM (International Conference on Electronic Materials). Foz do Iguaçu, PR (Brazil). August 29 – September 2, 2021. Site.

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You can suggest news, opportunities, events or reading tips in the materials field to be covered by B-MRS Newsletter. Write to comunicacao@sbpmat.org.br.


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