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Materials News podcast by MRS Bulletin provides breakthrough news & interviews with researchers on the hot topics of 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioelectronics, perovskites, quantum materials, robotics, and synthetic biology. Produced by the Materials Research Society.

Materials News podcast by MRS Bulletin provides breakthrough news & interviews with researchers on the hot topics of 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioelectronics, perovskites, quantum materials, robotics, and synthetic biology. Produced by the Materials Research Society.
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Materials News podcast by MRS Bulletin provides breakthrough news & interviews with researchers on the hot topics of 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioelectronics, perovskites, quantum materials, robotics, and synthetic biology. Produced by the Materials Research Society.

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Episode 18: Organic high-spin material conducive for quantum computing

9/11/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Jason Azoulay of the University of Southern Mississippi about his conjugated polymer semiconductor, a promising candidate for technologies that integrate both conventional electronics and spintronics. Read the article in Science Advances. Transcript SOPHIA CHEN: Conventional electronics like your smartphone or computer use the voltage and current of electrons in a material to encode and transmit information. Spintronics aims to exploit the quantum...

Duration:00:04:18

Episode 17: Lead-halide perovskites make effective catalysts for organic synthesis

8/26/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (doi:10.1021/jacs.8b08720). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s...

Duration:00:01:44

Episode 16: Thermoelectrics enables clothes with adjustable temperature

8/16/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Renkun Chen of the University of California, San Diego about his flexible thermoelectric devices that can provide personalized cooling and heating effects in clothing. Read the article in Science Advances. Transcript Transcript SOPHIA CHEN: If you’ve ever had to pay an air conditioning bill during the summer, you know how expensive it gets. Renkun Chen is a mechanical engineer at UCSD with an energy-saving idea: clothes with adjustable temperature....

Duration:00:05:00

Episode 15: 3D stretchable electronics achieves ultrahigh conductivity

8/7/2019
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Prachi Patel of MRS Bulletin interviews Benjamin C.-K. Tee of the National University of Singapore about an interfacial design for stretchable electronics that uses three-dimensional helical copper micro-interconnects embedded in an elastic rubber substrate. Read the article in APL Materials. Transcript PRACHI PATEL: Metals are excellent at conducting electricity but not the best at being stretched or bent. For electronics that can be worn or wrapped around curved surfaces, stretchable...

Duration:00:03:51

Episode 14: Thin film patterns classified by machine learning

7/22/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Alex Hexemer of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, and Daniela Ushizima and Shuai Liu of the University of California, Berkeley about their design of multiple Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) to classify nanoparticle orientation in a thin film by learning scattering patterns. Read the article in MRS Communications. Transcript SOPHIA CHEN: Materials researchers come from around the world to study their samples in the beamline at...

Duration:00:04:31

Episode 13: Tendril-like robot inspired by plants

7/2/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Barbara Mazzolai and Edoardo Sinibaldi of the Italian Institute of Technology about their robot made from two types of polymers, enabling it to extend and retract like the tendrils of a plant. Read the article in Nature Communications. Transcript SOPHIA CHEN: Barbara Mazzolai is designing robots inspired by plants. Recently, she and her research team at the Italian Institute of Technology have made a robot that looks like a plant tendril, similar to...

Duration:00:05:05

Episode 12: Europium thwarts reactivity in metal-halide perovskite solar cells

6/25/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in Science (doi:10.1126/science.aau5701). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast, providing...

Duration:00:01:37

Episode 11: Nanoparticle megalibraries enable materials discovery

6/12/2019
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Prachi Patel of MRS Bulletin interviews Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University about the use of his polymer pen lithography technique combined with an ink spray-coating method to ultimately create a megalibrary of nanoparticles that speeds up the discovery of new materials. Read the abstract in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Transcript PATEL: Mirkin and his colleagues are trying to dramatically speed up materials discovery. They have created a tool: a...

Duration:00:05:05

Episode 10: Protein-based polymer achieves green electronics

5/7/2019
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Omar Fabián of MRS Bulletin interviews Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz of the Technical University of Denmark about the use of silk to fabricate eco-friendly electronics. Read the article in Advanced Science. Transcript FABIÁN: We have an electronic waste problem. While the development of recyclable plastics has helped curb that problem, currently only about 15% of e-waste is actually recycled. So how can we make a bigger dent? Materials researchers from Denmark are looking to the silkworm for...

Duration:00:05:54

Episode 9: E-skin detects direction of applied pressure

5/3/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Zhenan Bao of Stanford University about her research team’s development of a biomimetic soft electronic skin (e-skin) composed of an array of capacitors capable of effectively measuring and discriminating shear force in real time. Read the abstract in Science Robotics. CHEN: Zhenan Bao is a professor at Stanford University whose research team developed this robot. She says the key design of the robot is a network of force sensors on its fingertip that...

Duration:00:05:06

Episode 8: Ge added to lead-free perovskite improves efficiency

4/19/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the article in Nature Communications (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07951-y). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast,...

Duration:00:01:29

Episode 7: Synthetic biology exploited to neutralize mustard gas

4/12/2019
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Sophia Chen of MRS Bulletin interviews Jared DeCoste, a researcher with the US army, about the research team's work to counter the effect of mustard gas. First, the researchers alter E. coli’s DNA to produce an abundance of the molecule protoporphyrin IX. They then mix the protoporphyrin IX with another type of molecule called a metal-organic framework, which then behaves like an absorbent microscopic sponge that detoxifies sulfur mustard, or mustard gas. Read the abstract in MRS...

Duration:00:03:58

Episode 6: Chlorine boosts efficiency of tandem solar cell

3/25/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in Nature Energy (doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0278-x). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast,...

Duration:00:01:44

Episode 5: Artificial neuron made from VO2

3/11/2019
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An artificial neuron made from vanadium dioxide precisely mimics the behavior of normal and faulty neurons in the brain. This could have important implications for neuroscience. Read the abstract in Frontiers in Neuroscience. Transcript PATEL: Our brains conduct information through electrical signals. Little voltage spikes that neurons pass around. And the frequency of those little spikes encodes information. But disorders like depression or ADHD can weaken these signals or alter their...

Duration:00:04:52

Episode 4: Can metal-halide perovskite solar cells be used for concentrated PV devices?

2/21/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in Nature Energy (doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0220-2). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast,...

Duration:00:01:56

Episode 3: 3D-printed implant designed to repair spinal injuries

2/13/2019
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A silicon chip with 4 million microscopic mirrors is used to shine UV light in a 3D pattern based on a digital MRI image of the spinal cord wound in rats. The light falls onto a mixture of poly(ethylene) glycol and gelatin methacrylate, which solidifies into the shape of the wound. Transcript PRACHI PATEL: Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast, providing breakthrough news & interviews with researchers on the hot topics of 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence and machine...

Duration:00:03:34

Episode 2: Optoelectronic properties of perovskites tunable due to reversible surface relaxation

1/25/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in Nature Materials (doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0164-8). Transcript Welcome to MRS Bulletin’s Materials News Podcast,...

Duration:00:02:37

Episode 1: How reduced-dimensional metal halide perovskites are formed

1/15/2019
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Research on perovskites has progressed rapidly for PV and LEDs, with new solar-cell efficiency records being set at a regular pace. There are hints of the first commercial products reaching the market by 2020, just a decade since perovskite photovoltaics were first discovered. MRS Bulletin presents the impact of a recent advance in this burgeoning field. Read the abstract in Nature Materials (doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0154-x). Transcript Welcome to the first episode of the MRS Bulletin’s...

Duration:00:02:27