Materials for Strain-Mediated Magnetoelectric Systems and Devices

Materials for Strain-Mediated Magnetoelectric Systems and Devices

Nov 21, 2018

There is a need for an efficient approach to control magnetism at small scales, up to and including the nanoscale. One approach is to convert electrical to magnetic energy using magnetoelectric materials. An important focus area is strain-mediated magnetoelectric materials composed of piezoelectric and magnetoelastic materials that are mechanically coupled, which is the most mature magnetoelectric approach for near-term applications. Currently, there are significant magnetoelectric research opportunities in both materials discovery and theoretical modeling efforts to advance magnetic control via strain-mediation.

The November, 2018 issue of MRS Bulletin is designed to encourage and motivate continued research on magnetoelectrics due to their potential impact on society through the control of magnetism at the micro- and nanoscale.

This webinar will expand on the MRS Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.

3D Printing of Biomaterials

3D Printing of Biomaterials

Dec 6, 2018

3DP has revolutionized most manufacturing sectors by significantly reducing time to produce elements and minimizing cost related to manufacturing parts with higher complexity. The focus is no longer on low-quality plastic parts that are primarily used for ‘touch and feel’ or design validation, but on functional components of metals, ceramics, polymers,and composites that are now routinely manufactured using 3DP and used in almost all sectors from space to toys to biomedical devices. 3DP-related businesses have grown to multi-billion dollar enterprises around the world, and the growth rate continues to rise for most manufacturing sectors worldwide. However, application of 3DP in biomedical devices is still relatively new and only recently have regulatory bodies in different countries begun to approve 3D-printed devices for human use.

This webinar highlights work presented in the Journal of Materials Research Focus Issue on 3D Printing of Biomaterials. An interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.



Piezotronics and Piezophototronics

Piezotronics and Piezophototronics

Dec 12, 2018

Piezotronics and piezophototronics are two newly coined fields for third-generation semiconductors that actively couple the strain-induced polarization potential with the mobile charge carrier transport behavior. The fundamental effects are likely to impact the design and fabrication of electronic and photonic devices for mechanosensation, human-machine interfacing, robotics, artificial intelligence, sensors, LEDs, solar cells, and catalysis. The December, 2018 issue of MRS Bulletin highlights the progress made in these two fields. 

This webinar will expand on the Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.