SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 4.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 2, issue 4. 

SBPMat news: XIV Meeting – Rio de Janeiro, Sept 27 to Oct 1, 2015

Program: 7 plenary lectures with worldwide renowned scientists are already confirmed. Know more about the plenary speakers and their lectures.

Simposia and abstract submission: Abstract submission to the 27 symposia and 2 workshops of the XIV SBPMat Meeting is open until May 30th. Find here the instructions for authors.

Registrations: The early registration is open until July 31. The value of the registrations includes participation in the event, program book, welcoming reception, and daily coffee breaks. Learn more.

Hosting: A list of hotels is available, with special conditions for participants of the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Here.

Sponsors and exhibitors: 24 companies have already booked their place in the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors:

Go to the event website.

SBPMat news

In San Francisco, SBPMat president, Roberto Faria, held meetings with authorities of MRS and IUMRS, and with representatives of Institute of Physics. The approached topics were publications, university chapters, and events, among others. Learn more.

Featured paper

A team of researchers from Brazil studied the luminescent behavior of a lanthanide ion (the trivalent terbium) as a glass dopant. Among other results, the scientists were able to explain some mechanisms that limit the light emission efficiency of the material. The work was recently reported on the Journal of Applied Physics. See our story about the paper.

SBPMat´s community people

We talked with Fernando Galembeck, director of the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory and retired UNICAMP professor. Interested since his adolescence in scientific discoveries and their transformation in products, Galembeck made important contributions to the area of Materials, either in academic studies and in works that generated licensed patents and new products. In the interview, the scientist talked about the origins of his scientific career and shared his cases of materials research and development. At the end, he left a message to the youngest readers, highlighting passion as motivation for work. See our interview with the scientist.

History of Materials research in Brazil 
Do you know when, why, how, and by whom SBPMat was created? On the page “History” of the “About”  section of our site, you may find the summary we prepared, based on documents and interviews. See.
Reading tips
International science stories from highlighted papers

  • Metallic alloy very efficient in the thermoelectric conversion produced through a new type of sintering (Science). Here.
  • Film that uses liquid as “doorkeeper” of its pores avoids fouling and has several applications (Nature). Here.
  • Scientists have studied the principles of the behavior of droplets that move on a glass and the interactions among them (Nature). Here.
  • How to “program” the service life of self-assembled materials until their self-disassembly? Researchers have developed a proposal (Nano Letters). Here.
  • Team from Brazilian institutions Unicamp and LNLS have created silver nano bricks coated with magnetite with potential applications in nanomedicine (Nature Scientific Reports). Here.
  • 4th School of SAXS Data Analysis. Campinas, SP (Brazil). May, 11 to 15, 2015. Site.
  • VII Método Rietveld. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July, 6 to 10, 2015. Site.
  • Escola de Técnicas de Espalhamento de Raio-X (SAXS) e Neutrons (SANS) para Investigação Estrutural de Materiais e Sistemas Biológicos. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). July, 6 to 10, 2015. Site.
  • XXVI Escola de Inverno de Física da UFMG. Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). July, 13 to 17, 2015. Site.
  • São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation. Campinas, SP (Brazil). July, 13 to 24, 2015. Site.
  • Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics (G&GC São Carlos). São Carlos, SP (Brazil). August, 1 to 9, 2015. Site.
  • Primeira Conferência de Materiais Celulares (MATCEL 2015). Aveiro (Portugal). September, 7 to 8, 2015. Site.
  • XIV SBPMat Meeting. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 27 to October 1, 2015. Site.
  • 13th International Conference on Plasma Based Ion Implantation & Deposition (PBII&D 2015). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October, 5 to 9, 2015. Site.
  • 10th Ibero-American Workshop on Complex Fluids 2015. Florianópolis, SC (Brazil). October, 25 to 29, 2015. Site.
  • 14th International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2015). Jeju (Korea). October, 25 to 29, 2015. Site.
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