B-MRS Newsletter. Year 7, issue 6.


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Newsletter of the
Brazilian Materials
Research Society

Year 7, issue 6. July 3, 2020.

Featured Paper

Brazilian researchers developed a coating that offers active and smart protection against corrosion. The coating contains nanocontainers, made of a lamellar material, which store corrosion-inhibiting compounds and release them when necessary. The nanocontainers are also capable of extracting corrosive species from the environment and storing them internally. The work was recently reported on ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Know more.

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B-MRS Lives & Webinars

– The B-MRS cycle of technical webinars ends its first month with five lectures carried out, with audiences of up to 500 participants. Learn more and access the recordings from the June webinars, here.

– Access the schedule for July and August, choose the webinars you are interested in and register (free), here.


B-MRS News

– Campaign for Democracy and for Life. B-MRS participates in the Campaign “Brazil for Democracy and for Life”. Learn more about the campaign.

– Covid-19 data. B-MRS and more than 70 scientific entities signed a letter on June 7 that was sent to the Ministry of Health and other government agencies, repudiating any omission or misrepresentation of data related to Covid-19. See the document.

Reading Tips

– Scientists are able to observe in real time how a boron nitride nanotube moves in solution. The result may contribute to the development of new materials that benefit from the interesting properties of these nanostructures (Journal of Physical Chemistry B). Know more.

– The Brazilian company Nanox Tecnologia and CDMF developed a virucidal material that, impregnated on the surface of polycotton fabric, inactivated the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in two minutes in tests carried out at USP. Know more.

– Summary of some articles that present recent nanotechnology contributions to the development of diagnostic tools, controlled-release drugs, vaccines and masks to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. See here.


– Open position (Researcher) at LNNano – CNPEM. Graphene and 2D materials in the area of bioelectronics. Know more.

Events and ONLINE events

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

– 2º Webinar da ACS Publications “COVID-19: possibilidades de interação indústria-universidade nas áreas de vacinas, terapêuticos e diagnósticos”. July 7, 2020. ONLINE. Organization: American Chemical Society (ACS). Support: B-MRS. Site.

Mini Reunião Anual Virtual da SBPC. July 12 – 24, 2020. ONLINE. Site.

IV Escola de Inverno em Física Aplicada à Medicina e Biologia (EIFAM). July 20 – 31, 2020. ONLINE. 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). Panamá (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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(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.

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

Abstract submission: February 1 – April 11, 2021.

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

Event website: www.sbpmat.org.br/19encontro/

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