SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 11.

Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 2, issue 11. 

SBPMat news

SBPMat elections: The voting period for the election of the next Executive Board and five counselors runs until December 12. All SBPMat members in good standing may vote by accesing the members area with their e-mail and password. Go.

XIV SBPMat Meeting: Find on the site of the event the proceedings of the meeting with the abstracts of papers approved for presentation (ISBN is 978-85-63273-29-1). Here.
XIII SBPMat Meeting: Papers bestowed with the Bernhard Gross Award at the XIII SBPMat Meeting (João Pessoa, 2014) were published in open access by IOP Publishing. More.
Featured paper 
A team of scientists from Brazil developed “nanomanipulations” in samples prepared in Israel, composed of serpentine-shaped carbon nanotubes over crystalline quartz. Through experimental and theoretical analyzes, the scientists were able to measure the strain suffered as a result of nanomanipulations and to understand phenomena related to the adhesion of nanostructures over materials such as quartz. Researchers condensed the study’s findings in a mathematical equation applicable to various materials. The results of the study were recently published in Nano Letters. See our story about the paper.
People in the Materials community 
We interviewed the winner of the Capes Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Materials area, Edroaldo Lummertz da Rocha, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Brazilian Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Edroaldo became interested in science because it would enable him to help people somehow.  In his doctoral research, he worked on the interface among Materials Science, Computer Science and Biology to study the interaction between biological cells and nanomaterials. He generated knowledge that can lead to the development of new drug delivery systems. In addition to this satisfaction, his PhD gave him the gratification of seeing two articles he co-authored on high-impact journal covers. See our interview with Eldroaldo and data about other dissertations related to Materials area which also were awarded by CAPES this year.
2015 “Alfred W. Allen Award” of the American Ceramic Society, to the work of authors from academia and industry – among them, Brazilian Victor Carlos Pandolfelli (UFSCar professor) and Mariana Braulio (Alcoa Aluminio). More.
Work done in Brazil and presented by Mirella Boery (doctoral student at UNICAMP) received the Best Poster Award at IUMRS-ICAM, held in Korea in October this year. More.
Reading tips
Scientific journalism stories based on highlighted papers.

  • Self-organized nanostructures of crumpled graphene (3D) with gold nanoparticles can be excellent substrates for SERS analysis (based on paper from Nano Letters). Here.
  • New family of 2D semiconductor material is made of perovskite (based on paper from Science). Here.

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

  • Research on YAB nanocrystals doped with Nd3 + opens possibilities of new random laser (INCT of Photonics). Here.
  • The innovation center of CDMF was opened at UFSCar and includes a spin-off on functional nanomaterials. Here.
  • Award given in event in Japan to a Brazilian paper on hard and low-density transparent glass-ceramic (CEPID Certev). Here.
  • XIX Encontro Jacques Danon de Espectroscopia Mössbauer. Diamantina, MG (Brazil). December, 14 to 16, 2015. Here.
  • 6th Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Summer School. Campinas, SP (Brazil). January, 11 to 29, 2016. Here.
  • 5th International Conference on Surface Metrology. Póznan (Poland). April, 4 to 7, 2016.  Here.
  • 43rd International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). San Diego (USA). April, 25 to 29, 2016. Here.
  • Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (PCNSPA Conference 2016). Saint Petersburg (Russia). June, 27 to July, 1, 2016.  Here.
  • XXV International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS2016). Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). August, 14 to 19, 2016.  Here.

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