SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 2, issue 1.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community


English edition. Year 2, issue 1. 

SBPMat News: XIV SBPMat Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, 9/27 to 10/01/2015 

Symposia: our event features this year 28 symposia and 2 workshops! See the list on the event website.

Abstract submission: until May. Soon, on the event site, instructions for authors.

Sponsors and exhibitors: 12 companies have already booked their place in the XIV SBPMat Meeting . Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors:

Go to the event website.

SBPMat news: University Chapters

SBPMat has now its first northern Brazil university chapter. It is located in the city of Belém (Pará state), in the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). The SBPMat’s University Chapters Program started last year and already has 6 units in universities of Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo. Learn more.

Featured Paper 

Through a detailed study of Raman spectra of CMO compound, performed in the Brazilian federal universities of Maranhão and Ceará with collaboration of Spanish groups, scientists investigated the relation between the vibrations of the lattice and the magnetic order, and progressed in understanding the generation of magnetically induced ferroelectricity. The results have been recently published in Applied Physics Letters.  Know more.

SBPMat´s Community People 

Born and educated in Argentina, Aldo Craievich came to Brazil in 1973. Since, he has developed his career in various Brazilian institutions in the area of Condensed Matter Physics, and was one of the protagonists of the creation and implementation of the Synchrotron Light National Laboratory. During an interview to the SBPMat newsletter, the professor told us about his career: his main contributions to the study of various materials and his work to teach and disseminate synchrotron light, among other topics. He also left a message for readers in early career. See our interview with the scientist. 

History of Materials Research in Brazil 

We did a little research on the history of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light National Laboratory, whose resources have been benefiting 1,500 scientists, mainly from Brazil and Argentina, per year. In this issue of our newsletter, we talk about the very start of its genesis: from the dream of a big research machine in Brazil to the first steps toward the construction of the lab. See our story.

Reading tips
  • Innovative technique overcomes resistance of crystalline metals to nanoconformation (Science). Here.
  • Porous films of graphene, good for use in supercapacitors, obtained by laser from polymer (text and video – Nature Communication). Here.
  • Super hydrophobic and self-cleaning surface created by laser-patterning micro and nanostructures in metals (video and text – JAP). Here.
  • Implants with materials that degrade in the body after fulfilling their function in bone fractures (Fraunhofer Institute). Here.
  • Nanomaterials safety: combination of nanotubes with lead or pesticides shows toxicity to fish (Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology “Inomat”). Here.
  • Energy efficiency: at the nanoscale, the surface chemical composition influences friction behaviour (Brazilian National Institute of Surface Engineering). Here.
  • 1st Brazilian X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy School (EBARX). São Carlos, SP (Brazil). February, 9 to 13, 2015. Site.
  • 4th School of SAXS Data Analysis. Campinas, SP (Brazil). May, 11 to 15, 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 (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 (Brazil). September, 27 to October, 1st, 2015. Site.
  • 13th International Conference on Plasma Based Ion Implantation & Deposition (PBII&D 2015). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October, 5 to 9, 2015. Site.
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