Living organisms have engineered remarkable protein-based materials through billions of years of evolution. These multifunctional materials have unparalleled mechanical, optical, and electronic properties that have served as inspiration for scientists to study and mimic. The December, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin covers the mechanical and rheological properties of structural protein materials and nanocomposites; advancements in the synthesis and assembly of optical, electronic, and nanoscale protein materials; and recent developments in the processing of protein materials using liquid-liquid phase separation and 3D printing.
This webinar will present three talks with authors from the MRS Bulletin issue. An interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.
The field of solidification has evolved from a metallurgical alchemy to a predictive science in the past century. Rapid advances in modeling efforts and real-time experiments have yielded a wealth of new and quantitative information across relevant length- and timescales, therefore expanding our understanding of the liquid-to-solid phase transition. The articles in the November, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin highlight recent developments in the field, including solidification at extreme rates, as well as state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques.
This webinar will present two talks with authors from the MRS Bulletin issue. An interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.
Sponsored by American Elements
For nearly 170 years, Corning Incorporated – a leading innovator in materials science – has applied its deep expertise in glass and ceramic sciences and in optical physics to develop innovative products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in research and development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with leading, global customers to solve tough materials technology challenges.
In this talk, invited guest speaker, Dr. David Morse will speak on the state of industrial R&D at Corning in 2020 and share some of the exciting new materials and process innovations that are enabling the company’s newest technologies – from air filtration technologies for pollution abatement to ubiquitous displays protected by new strengthened glass compositions; from pharmaceutical glass packaging that enhances the storage and delivery of drugs to glass and ceramic continuous flow reactors that enable inherently safer, efficient chemical manufacturing.
Following his talk, a panel of Corning researchers will discuss the current state of materials research in industry.
This event is presented in conjunction with the MRS Communications 10th Anniversary celebration.
This interactive event will address how the pandemic has impacted sustainability aspects of material supply chains, including energy, environmental, and human health impacts of products such as personal protective equipment and batteries. Discussion to include such topics as:
· How has the pandemic impacted energy and sustainability aspects of material supply chains, including PPE, batteries, and commodities?
· What opportunities are there for materials innovation to drive sustainable solutions in the midst of a pandemic?
· What role do factors such as government policies, market factors, and customer priorities play?
· What long-lasting sustainability-related supply chain impacts (positive and negative) might we expect?
This program is organized by MRS’ Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, The MRS Energy & Sustainability journal, and the F2020/S2020 Meeting Symposium GI01.
Funding provided by the National Science Foundation.
Sponsored by Goodfellow
The Hall effect is the primary method to measure carrier density, mobility, and carrier type of materials. In some materials, more than one carrier can exist in the sample. This webinar will explore the application of a novel Hall measurement protocol, one based on the reverse-field reciprocity theorem, AC current, and variable field for obtaining Hall data for multi-carrier analysis of such materials, including those with low mobilities. It will detail how this method allows for more precise characterization of certain multi-carrier semiconductor devices and at faster speeds when compared with traditional AC and DC field Hall techniques.
Presented by Lake Shore Cryotronics
COVID-19 has clearly affected all aspects of life, from schools and universities shutting down to full scale government implemented quarantines to an alarming number of deaths. While the world is struggling to get back to some sort of normalcy and waiting for a vaccine, scientists all over the world have been designing new SARS-Cov-2 diagnostic kits, methods to inhibit spreading, and therapeutic treatments despite lab closures and other research resrictions. This webinar will bring together researchers from all around the world to discuss novel material science approaches for stopping the COVID-19 pandemic and to how we can be better prepared for the next one.Host(s):
In this one-hour panel discussion, MRS Communications Editor-in-Chief Rigoberto Advincula leads a discussion on the current state of advanced materials in manufacturing. Panelists include Richard Vaia of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Alan Taub of the University of Michigan and Senior Technical Advisor for LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, and Abraham Lee of the University of California, Irvine.
This panel discussion is part of the 10th Anniversary commemoration for MRS Communications.
Join the MRS Women in Materials Science and Engineering working group for this interactive panel discussion as we explore real-life examples of bias and injustice against individuals from a diverse set of underrepresented groups. Likewise, we will share stories about empowering experiences of support that gave a voice to injustices. Through these examples, our panelists will help the audience reimagine how the negative situations could have unfolded in a more positive way and provide strategies that each of us can implement to create more accepting and inclusive environments.
Our panelists share their paths to their current careers, highlighting the ups and downs they have experienced, both pertaining to their membership in underrepresented groups as well as generally in the STEM fields. The event will also feature a moderated Q&A from audience members.
Two decades of active research on self-assembly has delivered materials with unprecedented nanoscale structures in both two and three dimensions. In early work, the focus was primarily on the nanostructure of the self-assembled materials; however, as commercialization interests are increasing, the focus is increasing on the physical and chemical properties of these structures and proof-of-concept devices.
The current state of the field, as covered in the October, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin, suggests that self-assembly is making significant strides toward application in nanoelectronics, photonics, energy storage, chemical separations, and as a path to form complex structures.
This webinar will expand on the MRS Bulletin issue with talks from leading experts in the field. Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the speaker.
Lithium (Li) metal has been considered as an ideal anode for high-energy rechargeable Li batteries while Li nucleation and growth at the nano scale remains mysterious as to achieving reversible stripping and deposition. A few decades of research have been dedicated to this topic and we have seen breakthroughs in novel electrolytes in the last few years, where the efficiency of lithium deposition is exceeding 99%. Here, cryogenic-transmission electron microscopy (Cryo-TEM/Cryo-FIB) was used to reveal the evolving nanostructure of Li deposits at various transient states in the nucleation and growth process, in which a disorder-order phase transition was observed as a function of current density and deposition time. More importantly, the complementary techniques such as titration gas chromatography (TGC) reveals the important insights about the phase fraction of solid electrolyte interphases (SEI) and electrochemical deposited Li (EDLi). While cryo-EM has made significant contributions to enabling lithium metal anodes for batteries, its applications in the area of solid state electrolytes, thick sulfur cathodes are still in its infancy.
In this webinar, we will discuss new perspectives about how future cryogenic imaging and spectroscopic techniques can accelerate the innovation of novel energy storage materials and architectures. An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Talk Presentation by:
Shirley Meng, University of California, San Diego
This event is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific