2018 JMR Paper of the Year: 3D-printed micro-trusses point the way toward stronger high-temperature ceramics

Congratulations to Huachen Cui, Ryan Hensleigh, Hongshun Chen and Xiaoyu Zheng of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for their article, Additive Manufacturing and size-dependent mechanical properties of three-dimensional microarchitected, high-temperature ceramic metamaterials (published February 14, 2018 in Volume 33, Issue 3 (Focus Issue on Architected Materials).

Frontiers of plasma-enabled materials processing and devices

Plasma-based synthesis and processing is an important technique for fabricating and functionalizing novel and technologically-useful materials at different length scales. Plasmas enable reactions and interactions that are otherwise impossible to achieve with conventional methods (e.g.…

Journal of Materials Research looks to the future of materials science research

The Journal of Materials Research just celebrated a third of a century of publication, presenting the best of materials research since 1986. Since the beginning of the journal, the materials field has seen major developments, including the discovery of graphene, high Tc superconductors, nanoscience, high entropy alloys, and much more. Perusal of the most cited papers demonstrates that JMR authors have contributed to major materials revolutions, including nanoindentation, sol gel science, diamond synthesis, polymer particle nanocomposites, biomaterials, and advanced characterization tools.

MRS Advances Editor’s Choice for Free Access

MRS Advances is community driven, basing our special issue topics on feedback from the community that participates in the Materials Research Society meetings. We look to Society members to propose topics that matter to their materials field and apply a spotlight on a particular aspect of materials research that is tied to a community of scholars who publish, present, and share their results with one another.

Call for Papers: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science 2020

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) publishes an Annual Issue that is devoted to early career scholars in Materials Science. The Issue invites full length research and review articles by materials researchers, who have completed their Ph.D but not yet achieved full professorship, or senior scientist, at the time of submission.  It also provides a unique opportunity to be highlighted and promoted early in one’s research career and in order to increase attention to these papers, the issue is fully open access.

Laser-fabricated crystals in glass are ferroelectric, could power next-generation communication systems

A team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated, for the first time, that crystals manufactured by lasers within a glass matrix maintain full ferroelectric functionality.

A glimpse into the world of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics

Take a glimpse into the world of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics in this new video abstract of an article published in MRS Bulletin. Take a glimpse into the world of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics in this new video abstract of an article published in MRS Bulletin

Making city infrastructure more resilient

The systems that help us heat and cool our homes, provide drinking water, take away our garbage, let us communicate instantly with one another and enable travel — collectively known as infrastructure — will need to be designed differently in the future to become more sustainable and resilient.