SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 6.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 2, issue 6. 

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

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.

Meeting papers publication: authors of works presented in the meeting will have the possibility to submit papers to peer review for publication in IOP Materials journalsKnow more.

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

Bernhard Gross award: Authors who are students can submit extended abstracts to compete for the award for best works (one oral and one poster) of each simposium. More info.

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

Sponsors and exhibitors: 28 companies have already booked their place in the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors:

Go to the event website.

XIV SBPMat Meeting: 2,400 abstracts received
The fourteenth edition of the annual meeting of the Brazilian MRS sets a new record in the history of these events, with 2,400 abstracts submitted to its 27 simposia and 2 workshops. Until July 10, the authors of the submitted papers receive their notes of acceptance, rejection or transfer to a different symposium. Know more.
XIV SBPMat Meeting: interviews with plenary speakers

Professor Ichiro Takeuchi, from the University of Maryland (USA), will talk in the SBPMat Meeting about the combinatorial approach in the field of Materials. This methodology, which substantially accelerates the rate of several research processes, has been helping Professor Takeuchi to discover a number of compounds and develop strategies to quickly determine the relation between composition, structure and property in many materials. In an interview with our newsletter, the scientist explains how the combinatorial research works in practice, and lists some of his main contributions to the field. He also discusses a topic of his plenary lecture: the “integrated materials engine”, which combines theory and high-throughput experiments in order to discover new materials. See the interview.

We also interviewed Professor Paul Ducheyne, from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). For about 4 decades, Ducheyne has dedicated himself to the study of biomaterials, field in which he is the author of hundreds of papers summing over 10,000 citations, besides 40 patents and books. In the interview, Ducheyne listed some of his most important contributions to the field, such as explaining how synthetic materials lead to tissue formation. In his plenary talk during the XIV SBPMat Meeting, Ducheyne will obviously address biomaterials; particularly bioactive ceramics with in situ functionalization and sol-gel materials used for the release of drugs and growth factors. See the interview.

Featured paper

Analyzing AFM images of hexagonal boron nitride (a two-dimensional material), researchers from Brazil suspected that the nanometric folding pattern, which had formed as a result of annealing, followed a particular order. The scientists carried out a study involving experimental techniques, theory and simulations, and proved they were observing a phenomenon of strain organized in crystallographic directions.  This property, new to two-dimensional materials, may come to be explored by straintronics. The paper has been recently published in Nano Research. See our story about the paper.

Reading tips

  • Refractory Castable Engineering”, a work with over 700 pages on refractory materials, authored by three Brazilian researchers, recently released by the Göller Verlag publisher (Germany). See the book flyer.

Scientific journalism stories based on highlighted papers

  • Innovating experimental set-up allows the study of friction between individual atoms – text and video (based on paper from Science).  Here.
  • New, simple method to produce skyrmion bubbles enables more studies and applications to these magnetic particles (based on paper from Science). Here.
  • Nanothermometer with measuring range of over 300 degrees developed by team from Brazil and Germany (based on paper from ACS Nano).  Here.

News from Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs) and Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs)

  • Partnership between the Center for Development of Functional Materials (CDMF) and a company develops a system to prevent water waste by up to 30%. Here.
  • On the market: bottles double the shelf life of fresh milk, thanks to nanotechnology developed by a spin-off company of the CDMF. Here.
  • Proceedings of symposium N of the XIII SBPMat Meeting, co-organized by the National Institute of Surface Engineering, were published on Surface and Coatings Technology (Elsevier). Here.
  • See the winners of the competition of scientific images of surfaces organized by the National Institute of Surface Engineering. Here.
  • 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.
  • III Escola de Química da UFRGS. Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). August, 10 to 12, 2015. Site.
  • Primeira Conferência de Materiais Celulares (MATCEL 2015). Aveiro (Portugal). September, 7 to 8, 2015. Site.
  • XXII Reunião da Associação Brasileira de Cristalografia (ABCr) and I Meeting of the Latin America Crystallographic Association (LACA). São Paulo and Campinas, SP (Brazil). September, 9 to 11, 2015. Site.
  • 2015 IUCr High-Pressure Workshop. Campinas, SP (Brazil). September, 12 to 15, 2015. Site.
  • Workshop em Ciências dos Materiais. São Carlos, SP (Brasil). 21 a 25 de setembro de 2015. Site.
  • XIV SBPMat Meeting. Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 27 to October 1, 2015. Site.
  • 8th International Summit on Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells Stability (ISOS-8). Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). September 29 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.
  • 4th EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference. Warsaw (Poland). October, 18 to 22, 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.
  • 16th International Feofilov Symposium on spectroscopy of crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions. São Petersburgo (Rússia). 9 a 13 de novembro de 2015. Site.
  • 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (EUA). 25 a 29 de abril de 2016. Site.
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