B-MRS newsletter. Year 4, issue 3.


 


The newsletter of the Brazilian Materials Research SocietyNews update from Brazil for the Materials community
English edition. Year 4, issue 3.
XVI B-MRS Meeting (Gramado, Brazil, September 10-14)
Abstract submission. The submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentation is open until May 5 at the event’s website. See instructions for authors, here.
Symposia.
 See the 23 approved symposia, here.

Bernhard Gross Award.  Contributions submitted by authors who are undergraduate or graduate students can apply for the SBPMat award. To participate in the selection, the author must submit an extended abstract in addition to the conventional abstract. The deadline is August 14. Additional information in the instructions for authors, here.
Organization. Meet the organizing committee. Here.
Exhibitors. The event website shows the 18 companies that have already confirmed their participation. Companies interested in participating in the event with booths and other means of dissemination should contact Alexandre via this e-mail: comercial@sbpmat.org.br.   
Featured paper

An international team of researchers presented in the journal Nano Energy, a contribution to the development of materials for supercapacitors. Using a simple scalable method, the authors produced a composite of polypyrrole, graphene and zirconia and tested its electricity storage performance. The material demonstrated potential to be used in supercapacitor electrodes. See our news article.

People from our community
We interviewed Vinícius Galhard Grassi, leader of polymers research in Brazil at Braskem. PhD in Chemistry, Grassi has been working for 16 years in R&D in polymers in the business environment, and has seen several products developed by him and his collaborators in the market – an incredible pleasure, he says, which justifies all efforts.  Learn more about this researcher’s career, the products he developed and his vision of R&D in companies. See the interview.

Profs. Edgar Zanotto (UFSCar) and Oswaldo Alves (Unicamp) are part of the scientific council of the Serrapilheira Institute, the first private Brazilian research support institution. Learn more.  

Yvonne Mascarenhas (USP), pioneer in Materials research in Brazil, received an award by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Learn more.

Reading tips
  • Book “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Principles and Applications” (Elsevier). The 3-volume work by Brazilian authors, which was released in Portuguese in 2015, now has an English edition. Learn more.
  • Toward Neuromorphic Computer: organic device makes artificial synapse with low-energy expenditure (based on paper from Nature Materials with the participation of Brazilian researchers). Learn more.
  • Contradicting a law of physics that relates electrical and thermal conductivity, a material has shown to be a good conductor of electricity and poor conductor of heat (based on paper from Science). Learn more.
  • Intelligent textile yarn that stimulates circulation and other innovations by Rhodia, created in Brazilian laboratories. Here.
Events
  • 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies. Suntec (Singapore). June 18 – 23, 2017. Site. 
  • 1ª Escola Brasileira de Síncrotron (EBS). Campinas, SP (Brazil). July 10 – 21, 2017. Site.
  • XI Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (XI Brazglass). Curitiba, PR (Brazil). July 13 – 16, 2017. Site.
  • VIII Método Rietveld de Refinamento de Estrutura. Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). July 24 – 28, 2017. Site.
  • XXXVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência (CBRAVIC) + III Workshop de Tratamento e Modificação de Superfícies (WTMS). São José dos Campos (Brazil). August, 21 – 25, 2017. Site.
  • IUMRS-ICAM 2017. Kyoto (Japan). August 27 – Setember 1, 2017. Site.
  • International Conference on Luminescence (ICL-2017).  João Pessoa (Brazil). August 27 – September 1, 2017.
    Site.
  • XVI Encontro da SBPMat/ XVI B-MRS Meeting. Gramado (Brazil). September 10 – 14, 2017. Site.
  • 2ª Conferência Nacional em Materiais Celulares (MatCel’2017) + Conferência Internacional em Dinâmica de Materiais Celulares (DynMatCel’2017). Aveiro (Portugal). September 25 – 27, 2017. Site.

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B-MRS newsletter. Year 3, issue 11.


 

Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 3, issue 11. 

SBPMat (B-MRS) news

XVI B-MRS Meeting/ XVI Encontro da SBPMat

City: Gramado (state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).

Final date: 10-14 September 2017 (not 24-28 as previously reported).

Call for symposia proposals: Researchers with a doctorate degree associated to institutions in Brazil or abroad can submit symposia proposals on any topic related to Materials Science and Technology. The call is open until January 31, 2017. Submission must be done through the online form

B-MRS – E-MRS agreement. B-MRS members can have symposium-related participation and organization support at events of the European society. More information here.
B-MRS at events in Asia. The president of B-MRS represented the society at two events in the area of Materials in China. Here he explains the relationship of the Brazilian society with the Asian societies and comments on the event that brought together leaders to discuss the subject of materials for sustainable development, focusing on construction materials, ocean engineering, batteries, among other topics. More information here.
Featured paper

In an article published in Scientific Reports (Nature), a group of researchers from institutions in the Brazilian state of Paraná reports the synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of films of graphene/nickel hydroxide nanocomposites. The team presents an innovative manufacturing method and shows that the nanocomposite outperforms pure nickel hydroxide in batteries, sensors and electrochromism. See our story about the paper. 

People from the community 
We interviewed the Argentine scientist Galo Soler Illia, who is one of the most cited and awarded researchers in his country, in addition to perhaps being the most famous reference in Nanotechnology among journalists and lay public. Soler Illia made significant contributions to understanding the formation mechanism of (nano) particles and to the synthesis of materials with highly controlled porosity, among other subjects. Currently, in addition to teaching at UBA and being a researcher at CONICET, Soler Illia oversees a nanotechnology research and development institute and is an advisor to the Presidency of Argentina and several institutions in Argentina and Brazil. Learn more about this Argentine scientist and his intensive interaction with Brazil.
Professor Elvira Fortunato, from the University of New Lisbon (Portugal), received the Blaise Pascal 2016 Medal in the Materials Science category on November 19 in Brussels (Belgium). The award of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), was bestowed on Professor Fortunato in recognition of “the outstanding originality and creativity of her research in the field”, in which she made contributions such as the invention of the paper transistor and developments in transparent electronics. Established in 2003, the prize had never before been awarded to Portuguese scientists. Elvira Fortunato, who has a close relationship with the Brazilian Materials community, delivered a plenary lecture at the SBPMat Meeting (B-MRS Meeting) this year. 
History of materials research in Brazil 

In December of this year, Brazil’s first laboratory dedicated to the study of vitreous materials celebrates its 40th year, very satisfied with its achievements. In addition to generating a scientific production of impact, the laboratory was instrumental in the dissemination of glass science, technology and engineering in the country, while creating an international research environment in the city of São Carlos. Find out which laboratory we are talking about and learn about its history and its results.

Reading tips
  • System based on conductive polymer expands possibilities to study cells and their interaction with the environment (based on paper of Advanced Functional Materials). Here. 
  • Atomic scale defects in diamond measure magnetic fields with nano resolution, even at very low temperatures (based on paper of Nature Nanotechnology). Here. 
  • Study details how hydrogenation occurs in few layers of graphene and the interesting properties it generates (based on paper of the Journal of the American Chemical Society). Here.
Opportunities
  • Post-doc fellowship at IPEN (São Paulo, Brazil) for research on hydrogen production. Here. 
Events
  • IV Curso Teórico-Prático de Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura. Araraquara, SP (Brazil). January 30 – February 3, 2017. Site. 
  • II Escola de Verão: Desenvolvimento de Fármacos e Medicamentos. Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). February 13 – 17, 2017. Site.
  • 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies. Suntec (Singapore). June 18 – 23, 2017. Site. 
  • XXXVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Aplicações de Vácuo na Indústria e na Ciência (CBRAVIC) + III Workshop de Tratamento e Modificação de Superfícies (WTMS). São José dos Campos, SP (Brazil). August 21-25, 2017. Facebook.
  • XVI B-MRS Meeting/ XVI Encontro da SBPMat. Gramado, RS (Brazil). September, 10 – 14, 2017. Call for symposia proposals.

B-MRS newsletter. Special issue: XV B-MRS Meeting (coverage).


 

B-MRS/SBPMat newsletter
special issue
XV B-MRS Meeting/ XV Encontro da SBPMat
Campinas (SP), Brazil, September, 25 – 29, 2016

In numbers

– Almost 1,800 registrations.

    – 95% from Brazil (from all regions and 23 states of the country, with São Paulo in front, with 30% of the total registered).

    – 23 countries represented.

    – 62% students: 42% post-graduates and 20% undergraduates.

More than 2,000 papers presented (80% posters) in the 20 symposia and 2 workshops.

9 countries represented in the organization of the symposia and workshops.

8 plenary lectures, 3 discussion panels, 2 tutorials and 12 technical presentations of companies.

12 lecture rooms for simultaneous oral presentations.

43 exhibitors.

– 18 awards given to students.

Messages from the organization

Publication of manuscripts. The articles based on contributions presented at the conference and submitted to certain IOP journals (see list in the link), provided they approved after conventional peer review, will be highlighted in an online collection dedicated to B-MRS. Submission will remain open for a few months (approximately 6). Instructions and additional information: http://sbpmat.org.br/en/publicacao-de-trabalhos-do-xv-encontro-da-sbpmat/

Certificates. Certificates are available in the registration and submission system of the event:  http://eventweb.com.br/xvsbpmat/home-event/

Proceedings. The annals of the XV B-MRS Meeting (ISBN:978-85-63273-29-1) with the abstracts of all papers presented are available online: http://sbpmat.org.br/15encontro/anais/home/

Multimedia coverage

Multimedia report. Learn about or look back on the various sessions on our new site through an account of the event, with photos, videos and archives of the presentations. Here.

Photos. See the full album of photos of the event in Google Photos and download your favorites. Here.

Files of the presentations. In Slideshare, access all files of the plenary talks, panel discussions and closing event that were provided by the authors. Here.

Videos. Watch all the brief speeches of the organizers and participants of the event. Here.
Opportunities
  • Inscripciones para el 26º Programa Becas de Verano CNPEM. Aqui.
  • Post-doc at IPEN (Brazil) on electroceramics with FAPESP scholarship. Here.

 

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.
Events
  • 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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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: rose@metallum.com.br.

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
Books

  • 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.
Events
  • 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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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: rose@metallum.com.br.

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.
Events
  • 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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SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 12.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

English edition. Year 1, issue 12. 

SBPMat news
XIV SBPMat Meeting – Rio de Janeiro, September 27 to October 1, 2015

Chairs: The Chairmen of the XIV SBPMat Meeting are Marco Cremona and Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior, from the Department of Physics at PUC-Rio.

Sponsors and exhibitors: Edwards, Metrohm Pensalab, M&M Vácuo and Quantum Design South America already booked their place at the XIV SBPMat Meeting. Contact for exhibitors and other sponsors: rose@metallum.com.br.

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SBPMat year-end message.
See the year-end message from the Presidence. Here.
Featured paper 

A team of researchers from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul has elucidated physical-chemical mechanisms that occur during the processing of germanium – a promising material as an alternative to silicon in micro and nanoelectronics. The results of the study, which were recently published by the journal Applied Physics Letters, may be applied to develop germanium-based MOSFET and QWFET transistors, in order to improve the electrical properties of such material. See the story.

SBPMat´s community people
The three scientists elected this year as full members of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) in the Physical Sciences category are researchers in the field of Materials. Professors Aldo Felix Craievich (USP), Helio Chacham (UFMG) and Livio Amaral (UFRGS), congratulations on this recognition!

Professors Edgar Dutra Zanotto and Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, members of the Brazilian community of research in Materials, were elected to join the ranks of the fellows of the National Academy of Engineering (ANE). More.

Reading tips

News stories about articles published in the most renowned scientific journals on Materials field.– Scientists produce “microbullets” test and show that graphene is much better than steel to absorb impacts (Science). Here.

– Innovative nanowire networks assembly enables the production of flexible transparent conducting electrodes (Angewandte Chemie International Edition). Here.

– New wearable organic optoelectronic devices are used as sensors in medicine and sports (Advanced Materials). Here.

– We are reaching the end of 2014, the International Year of Crystallography, and 2015 is about to begin. It will be the “International Year of light and light-based technology” (IYL 2015). It is said that, in the same way the 20th Century was impacted by electronics, the 21st Century will be impacted by photonics. Explore the official IYL 2015 website here.

Opportunities

– Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics. 100 positions available for top-quality Masters and PhD students. Aqui.

Events

– 1st Brazilian X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy School (EBARX). São Carlos (Brazil). 9 – 13 February 2015. More.– Advanced School on Glasses and Glass-Ceramics (G&GC São Carlos). São Carlos (Brazil). 1 – 9 August 2015. More.

XIV Encontro da SBPMat. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). 27 September – 1 October 2015. Site.

– 13th International Conference on Plasma Based Ion Implantation & Deposition (PBII&D 2015). Buenos Aires (Argentina). 5 – 9 de October 2015. Site.

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SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 8.


 

Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

 

English edition. Year 1, issue 8. 

Greetings, .

XIII SBPMat meeting (João Pessoa, September 28th to October 2nd)

Less than a month left until our meeting at João Pessoa!

– Registration: here.

–  Some options of lodging, rental of cars, transfers and tours: on the home page of the site of the event. Here.
Detailed technical program: here.


We interviewed the German physicist Karl Leo, specialist in organic semiconductors. Beyond being the author of more than 550 papers with more than 23,000 citations and 50 families of patents, the scientist has already participated of the creation of 8 spin-off companies. In his lecture at the XIII SBPMat Meeting, Karl Leo will speak on highly efficient organic devices, as OLEDs and solar cells. See our interview with Karl Leo.

We also interviewed the Portuguese physicist Antonio Luis Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos, of the University of Aveiro, who will perform a lecture in our meeting in João Pessoa on luminescence applied to nanomedicine. In the interview, the professor shared with us his most prominent works in the field of Materials. He also told us about some challenges in the area of luminescence for medical applications, both in medical imaging and intra-cellular temperature mapping, and cited examples of applications of luminescent materials that have already been used in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. See our interview with Luis Dias Carlos.

Featured paper with Brazilian participation

By making small adjustments in the technique of thin film deposition known as magnetron sputtering, a group of scientists obtained the control of the direction of magnetization in the manufacture of spin valves, devices formed by nanometric layers of magnetic and non-magnetic materials used, for example, in the reading of data of hard disks. This work of spintronics, conducted by researchers from Brazil and Chile, has been recently published in Applied Physics Letters.  Read the story.

History of Materials research in Brazil

We celebrate the Graduate Program in Materials of University of Caxias do Sul for its 10 years of existence, with a report and photos on the history of the program and its interaction with the local industry. See here.

Reading recommendations

– Contribution of nanotecnology to medical imaging for diagnostics of problems of small intestine (Nature Nanotechnology). Here.
– With a AC-TEM, scientists test and observe, live, electric properties of graphene and their relation with structure  (Nanoletters). Here.
Xerox does R&D in graphene, and company’s patent nº 2,000 is on graphene nanosheets. Here.
– Material for ceramic blocks for civil construction developed in the Brazilian State University of Maringá uses residues (silt) from local laundries. Here.
– Flexible, resistant and biodegradable, spider web developed by Brazilian researchers can find diverse applications. Here.

 

Opportunities

Postdoctoral positions at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV), in São Carlos, Brazil. Here.

Upcoming events in the area

– 13th European Vacuum Conference + 7th European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings + 9th Iberian Vacuum Meeting. Here.

– 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials. Here.

– XIII SBPMat Meeting. Here.

– International Symposium on Crystallography – 100 years of History. Here.

– Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Biomédica (CBEB). Here.

– MM&FGM 2014 – 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials. Here.

– X Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (X-BraSGlass). Here.

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SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 7.


Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

 

English edition. Year 1, issue 7. 

Greetings, .

XIII SBPMat meeting (João Pessoa, September 28th to October 2nd)

– Have you made your registration yet? Take advantage of our discounts up to Aug/15.  Here.

– If you are a student and submitted an abstract that has been approved, you may send your extended abstract up to Aug/08 and apply to compete for the Bernhard Gross Award. Here.

Accommodation options? There are some here.
– 24 companies and institutions already chose to attend our meeting as exhibitors. If your organization also wishes to be a part of the event, contact us at rose@metallum.com.br.


We interviewed the French scientist Jean-Marie Dubois, specialist in quasicrystals (ordered, but aperiodic structures on solid materials) and pioneer in patenting applications for them. He told us a little about his main contributions to the field of Materials and gave a teaser on the theme of his plenary lecture in the XIII SBPMat Meeting: he will talk about quasicrystal structures, found in metallic alloys, polymers, oxides and artificial nanostructures, and their unprecedented properties. In the picture, Jean-Marie Dubois (on the left) and Dan Shechtman, who received a Nobel Prize in 2011 for the quasicrystals, using equal ties, both decorated with the Penrose tiling, an example of aperiodicity.  Read our interview with Jean-Marie Dubois here.

We also interviewed the Italian chemist Roberto Dovesi, one of the creators of CRYSTAL, a computational tool for ab initio quantum calculations used in the study of several solid materials properties. The CRYSTAL code is currently used in over 350 laboratories around the world.  In his plenary lecture in the XIII SBPMat Meeting, Dovesi will attempt to demonstrate that today quantum simulations may be very useful tools to complement experiments.  Read our interview with Roberto Dovesi here.

Featured paper with Brazilian participation

A group of scientists, coordinated by Brazilian researchers, used a Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) located in Silicon Valley, in the United States,  to engrave nanometric periodic patterns in graphene sheets, giving an innovative use to the instrument. The fast, simple and precise technique could be used by the electronics industry to produce graphene semiconductive devices, which could replace the silicon ones. The lead author of the paper published in Applied Physics Letters told us the story behind the study and announced that, soon, Brazil is going to have its first HIM.  Read the story.

Reading recommendations

Science stories based on papers published in journals with high impact factor.

– Ultralight material formed from polymeric, metallic and ceramic microstructures, produced by 3D printers (Science). Read it here.

Friction at the nanoscale: while carbon nanotubes are superlubricants, boron nitride nanotubes display a high level of friction (Nature Materials). Read it here.

– New method for producing perovskite solar cells with good costs and efficiency (Nature Materials). Read it here.

– Scientists propose a model for fullerenols structure and are one step closer to biomedical applications (Chemical Science). Read it here.
Materials news from the Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs).

3D chips may be quick and cheap. Read it here.
On the market, or almost there.

Oral hygiene products incorporated with silver nanostructures: technology developed in Brazil prevents 99% of bacteria and fungi. More.

For licensing: bionanocomposite for bone grafting tested in vitro and in vivo, developed in Brazil. More.

For licensing: Cesium phosphate filter with functionalized nanotubes, very efficient for heavy metals. More.
Book review

– New book on eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites (types, processes and properties). Read it here.

 

Upcoming events in the area

– 2º Workshop Adesão Microbiana e Superfícies. Here.

– 13th European Vacuum Conference + 7th European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings + 9th Iberian Vacuum Meeting. Here.

– 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials. Here.

– XIII SBPMat Meeting. Here.

– International Symposium on Crystallography – 100 years of History. Here.

– Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Biomédica (CBEB). Here.

– MM&FGM 2014 – 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials. Here.

– X Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (X-BraSGlass). Here.

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SBPMat newsletter. English edition. Year 1, issue 5.


 

Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) newsletter

News update from Brazil for the Materials community

 

English edition. Year 1, issue 5.

Greetings, .

SBPMat’s news

XIII SBPMat meeting:

João Pessoa, September 28th, to October 2nd.

– The deadline for submitting papers for SBPMat’s symposia was extended to June 06th.  Submit yours.

– Hosting options in João Pessoa? See some of them here.

Interviews with plenary speakers

We have interviewed Professor Alberto Salleo, from Stanford University, who is going to give a plenary lecture on organic electronic devices in the XIII SBPMat Meeting. Young, yet holding a career that stands out internationally, Salleo told us about the work conducted by his group, which has been developing a deeper understanding on the role provided by the defects in charge transport in organic semiconductors. He also shared with us his main papers, published in Nature Materials. Finally, Salleo discussed the next challenges and applications on organic electronics, and anticipated what he is going to address in the plenary lecture, which promises to be very informative while mild enough for a wider audience. Read our interview with Alberto Salleo.

SBPMat’s community people

Upon his inauguration as a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), we talked to Professor Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior, SBPMat’s former president, financial director and scientific director. Throughout his scientific path, Professor Fernando Lázaro has been specially committed to researching carbon-based materials: DLC films, nanotubes and graphene. The researcher told us how he became a scientist, and commented on his most highlighted contributions to the field of Materials. Having a great portion of his career developed in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio),  the Professor emphasized, in his message to younger readers: it is possible to do research with an international impact in Brazil. Read our interview with Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior. 

History of SBPMat

We talked again to Professor Fernando Lázaro Freire Junior, President of the society during two turns in a roll, from 2006 to 2009. During such time, SBPMat held, in addition to the 4 annual meetings, with an increasing number of attendees, the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM 2009). It was also in those years that the society organized its office. Professor Fernando Lázaro presented a brief overview on his administration, regretted some pending issues (proximity with members and the interaction with the industry) and, to conclude, said that young people should be more involved in SBPMat’s decisions. Read it here.

Featured papers with Brazilian participation

– Our “featured paper” (release about a scientific paper made in Brazil) about ultra-small crystals with modulated shell thickness was posted at the webpage of Materials Today. Read it.

– “A new ozone sensor“, another SBPMat “featured paper”, is among the 10 most read in the month of April at the webpage of Materials Today. Read it.

Reading recommendations

Science journalism stories based on papers published in journals with high impact factor.

– Breakthroughs on molybdenum disulfide lead to new technique and advance the applications of this two-dimensional material (Science). Read it. 

– In a blender, scientists create graphene production route in large scale for composites and coatings (Nature Materials). Read it.

Biomaterials: silk microstructures are produced with photolithography and guide cell adhesion (Advanced Materials). Read it.

Biomimetics: new discoveries on the anatomy of the gecko inspired a high-performance adhering material, developed without nanotechnology (Advanced Materials). Read it.
Materials news from the Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs).

– In order to monitor air pollution rates, project from university-industry partnership develops low-cost sensors, without batteries. Read it.
Another news.

– New Brazilian laboratory for the development of low-weight, high-resistance structures, components and parts. Read it.

– In the United Kingdom, £ 3 million project on nanoparticles for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases. Read it. 

Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellowship on micro-nanomaterials, monitoring and processing for industrial application in the Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Here.

– Selection of the new director for the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). Here.

– Call for collaborative projects São Paulo State – Finland on some Materials topics. Here.

– L´Oréal-Unesco-ABC Award “For women in Science” for research projects conducted by young female Doctors. Here.

Upcoming events in the area

– 13th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies (CIMTEC 2014). Here.

– 1st International Conference on Polyol Mediated Synthesis. Here.

– 2º Workshop Adesão Microbiana e Superfícies. Here.

– 13th European Vacuum Conference + 7th European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings + 9th Iberian Vacuum Meeting. Here.

– 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials. Here.

– XIII SBPMat Meeting. Here.

– MM&FGM 2014 – 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials. Here.

– X Brazilian Symposium on Glass and Related Materials (X-BraSGlass). Here.

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