Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

Mar 9, 2021

I've Done My Research, Now What?

Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive "how to" session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief and other respected scientific journal professionals. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.

X-ray Computed Tomography for Soft Materials

X-ray Computed Tomography for Soft Materials

Mar 10, 2021

This webinar will discuss basics of X-ray computed tomography and how to apply X-ray CT methods to soft materials. Additionally, we will show 3D imaging results for pharmaceuticals, foams, composites and other soft materials.

Presented by Rigaku

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In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing on the International Space Station

In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing on the International Space Station

Mar 17, 2021

The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory enables long-term, iterative studies within the unique, microgravity environment inside the ISS, including in-space materials research in the areas of advanced or exotic materials production. Access to persistent microgravity opens new opportunities for novel materials manufacturing, including unique microstructures, larger crystal growth, and potentially increased homogeneity. Please join us for a discussion of new research opportunities and current case studies of in-space production of advanced materials.

Essentials of Book Publishing

Essentials of Book Publishing

Mar 23, 2021

Are you interested in learning more about the why, how and what of publishing a materials science book? Publishing a book is a powerful tool, allowing you to communicate your ideas to a global audience, building your reputation in the field and accelerating your career.

Join this webinar to hear from Springer Publishing Editors Charles Glaser, Christoph Baumann and Charlotte Hollingworth about the 5 easy stages in the publishing process and how they have helped many authors just like you, publish a book.

Recent developments in nanostructured metals and alloys

Recent developments in nanostructured metals and alloys

Mar 24, 2021

Nanostructured metals have been widely investigated due to their abundant interfaces (grain boundaries and phase boundaries) that can drastically impact the mechanical and physical properties of materials. The March, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin highlights current research on nanometals, including gradient-structured metallic materials with high strength and ductility, deformability of hierarchical multiphase metallic nanocomposites, strategies to improve thermal stability of nanocrystalline metals, fatigue and fracture response of nanocrystalline and nanotwinned metals, and other breakthroughs that provide an in-depth understanding of the forefronts of the field.

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.

Sponsored by Kammrath & Weiss and Rigaku

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Hardness Testing of Soft Biomaterials and Hydrogels through Indentation Analysis

Hardness Testing of Soft Biomaterials and Hydrogels through Indentation Analysis

Mar 30, 2021

Soft materials represent a large portion of biomedical and bioengineering research. Until recently, the mechanical properties of soft tissues and hydrogels have not truly been studied. However, given recent developments of new scaffolds and more localized medical treatments, understanding the mechanical properties of soft biomaterials is becoming critical.

This webinar will elucidate the nanoindentation approach for the measurement of soft materials that will be demonstrated via several topics and pertinent real-world examples.

An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Presented by Anton Paar USA

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 Perovskites and Graphene: State-of-the-Art Materials for Advanced Applications

Perovskites and Graphene: State-of-the-Art Materials for Advanced Applications

Mar 31, 2021

Science and society are eager for innovative solutions to increasingly complex technical problems. This webinar will highlight how perovskites and graphene are contributing to those solutions.

Presented by Goodfellow

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Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies

Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies

Apr 6, 2021

This presentation focuses on structure property/relationships in advanced materials, emphasizing multifunctional systems that exhibit multiple functionalities. Such systems are then used as building blocks for the fabrication of various emerging technologies. In particular, nanostructured materials synthesized via the bottom–up approach present an opportunity for future generation low cost manufacturing of devices.  

We focus in particular on recent developments in solar technologies that aim to address the energy challenge, including third generation photovoltaics, solar hydrogen production, luminescent solar concentrators and other optoelectronic devices.

Presented by National Tsing Hua University

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Potential and challenges of bioceramics - from fundamental research to clinical translation

Potential and challenges of bioceramics - from fundamental research to clinical translation

Apr 7, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021

Join MRS and ACerS for a two-day Potential and Challenges of Bioceramics Virtual Workshop on April 7 and 8! This workshop will bring together experts in the field from academia, industry and clinical backgrounds to share their discoveries and insights in medicinal applications of bioceramics.

Attendees will learn:

  • Current challenges in bioceramics
  • Lifecycle of bioceramics from synthesis to clinical translation
  • Development of next-generation bioceramic materials
  • Fundamentals of bioceramics synthesis
  • Clinical application-oriented requirements

The workshop will consist of seven talks and a moderated panel discussion.

Materials Challenges in Soft Robotics

Materials Challenges in Soft Robotics

Apr 21, 2021

With the latest developments in materials science, a new technological trend entailing the creation of advanced mechanical and electronic systems with sophisticated features using soft materials is gaining momentum. This emerging field, soft robotics, has pioneering novel applications in robots and electronics. The April, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin looks at the challenges and opportunities for revolutionizing robotics and for exploring new materials and fabrication schemes.

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.

Beyond Thickness--Ellipsometry in Advanced Materials Research

Beyond Thickness--Ellipsometry in Advanced Materials Research

May 12, 2021

Spectroscopic ellipsometry is a non-destructive optical technique, precisely characterizing thin films from sub-nanometer to tens of microns thick. The technique covers a wide spectrum range beyond visible wavelengths. It has been applied to outer space research in deep ultra-violet, sensor designs in infra-red, and understanding properties at terahertz frequencies.

Ellipsometry is sensitive to film thickness and uniformity, refractive index, bandgap energy, alloy composition, anisotropy, surface roughness and conductivity. In this presentation, advanced applications using ellipsometer in the fields such as wide bandgap semiconductors, OLED display, optical coatings, photovoltaic, and 2D materials will be demonstrated. Dynamic ellipsometry has been attracting more and more attention, providing real-time process control and property monitoring. Examples of ellipsometry in understanding liquid/solid interface absorption and monitoring in-situ deposition will be presented.

An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Presented by J.A. Woollam

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Materials Developments in Battery Safety

Materials Developments in Battery Safety

May 26, 2021

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the May, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Sponsored by CAMECA,Gatan and Rigaku


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Using CALPHAD-based Tools for the Study and Design of High Entropy Alloys

Using CALPHAD-based Tools for the Study and Design of High Entropy Alloys

Jun 10, 2021

The discovery and design of new High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) presents a challenge due to the scale and complexity of the potential combinatorial space. Modeling HEAs using the well established CALPHAD approach presents unique challenges compared with other alloy systems due to the lack of a single principle element. In this webinar, we describe the approach taken in developing the TCHEA thermodynamic database, which contains 26 elements, where almost all underlying binary and over 400 Ternary systems have been critically evaluated to capture the composition and temperature dependence, and also the corresponding MOBHEA mobility database.

Examples will be given of calculations successfully performed in the interpretation of experimental observations and design of new HEAs, for instance, to predict the phase stability and solid solubility of BCC and FCC, to understand the microstructure evolution, to estimate the density of alloys, to interpret the deformation mechanism associated with the stacking fault energy based on the estimation of energy difference between HCP and FCC , to investigate the oxidation behavior, and to design cemented carbide cutting tools using HEA as the binder phase.

An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Presented by Thermo-Calc Software

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Smart Materials and Devices for Electronic Textiles

Smart Materials and Devices for Electronic Textiles

Jun 23, 2021

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the June, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Materials Science for Quantum Computing

Materials Science for Quantum Computing

Jul 14, 2021

Quantum computing technology has seen rapid advancements in demonstrations of both individual qubit device performance as well as small-scale system demonstrations. Recent advances and opportunities in materials science for quantum computing include issues in synthesis and fabrication, materials characterization, and simulation. The July, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin will highlight these opportunities, which can aid in the future of this burgeoning industrial sector as well as a productive research outlook with respect to investments and collaborations.

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.


Sponsored by Angstrom Engineering Inc.
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3D Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Using Atom Probe Tomography

3D Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Using Atom Probe Tomography

Jul 28, 2021

A follow-up to a previous MRS webinar, this webinar will cover updates in atom probe tomography technology and techniques, and review emerging applications and breakthroughs.

Presented by CAMECA 

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Frontier Non-Equilibrium Materials Science Enabled by Ultrafast Electron Methods

Frontier Non-Equilibrium Materials Science Enabled by Ultrafast Electron Methods

Aug 25, 2021

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the August, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Dynamic SIMS for Semiconductors – From compositional analysis of optoelectronics and 2D devices to implant depth-profiling of advanced Si-based structures

Dynamic SIMS for Semiconductors – From compositional analysis of optoelectronics and 2D devices to implant depth-profiling of advanced Si-based structures

Sep 15, 2021

Providing a unique combination of extremely high sensitivity with detection limits down to parts per billion levels, Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry has long been a leading technique for R&D and process control of novel semiconductors.

The webinar will review instrumental solutions towards a broad array of IC applications, from deep to ultra-shallow implant depth profiling in Si-based semiconductors to compositional analysis of thin multilayers in patterned wafer pads, optoelectronics, 2D and non-planar 3D structures...

Presented by CAMECA

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Materials Development for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Materials Development for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 22, 2021

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the September, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to win your EB-1/NIW case

Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to win your EB-1/NIW case

Sep 29, 2021

Learn everything you need to know about the U.S. immigration system and how to maximize your chances of winning a green card in the EB-1/NIW categories.

Presented by Getson & Schatz

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Materials Opportunities for Low-Energy Computing

Materials Opportunities for Low-Energy Computing

Oct 20, 2021

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the October, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Translation of 3D-Printed Materials for Medical Applications

Translation of 3D-Printed Materials for Medical Applications

Jan 19, 2022