Papers that received the Bernhard Gross Award at the XIII SBPMat Meeting (João Pessoa, 2014) were published in open access by IOP Publishing.


The special issue of IOP Conference Series dedicated to winners of the Bernhard Gross Award 2014 is already published on the web, with free and open access.

Through the Bernhard Gross Award, a prize for undergraduate and graduate students, the Brazilian Society for Research in Materials (SBPMat) annually distinguishes the best papers (one oral presentation and one poster, at the most) of each of the symposia of the society annual meetings. In 2014, the award highlighted twenty papers presented during the XIII SBPMat Meeting, which took place in the city of João Pessoa (PB) from September 28 to October 02, 2014.

The award-winning authors were invited by SBPMat to submit  to peer review their works in the form of scientific articles, aiming at publishing them in the IOP Conference Series, dedicated to the publication of papers presented at scientific meetings. Among the articles submitted, 8 were accepted for publication and comprise this special issue.

See the volume dedicated to the Bernhard Gross Award 2014: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 97, conference 1.