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).

Watch: How does stone skipping work?

By bouncing elastic spheres across the surface of Bear Lake in Utah, researchers have discovered the physics behind stone skipping. The mechanism of ‘water walking’ occurs when a deformed sphere rotates continuously across the surface of the water giving the appearance that the sphere is literally walking on water.…

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.

A multichannel THz spectrometer for diagnosing terahertz radiation from intense laser-solid interactions

Intense THz radiation sources have attracted increasing research interest due to their applications in coherent and incoherent control of matter, light and electron beams.…

JPP board member elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

“I feel deeply honoured and I am looking forward to contributing to the important task of the Academy – to promote science and strengthen its role and influence in our society. It will also be interesting to exchange experiences and ideas with the other members,” Professor Tünde Fülöp, of the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, and editorial board member of the Journal of Plasma Physics

Profile: Professor Athene Donald, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge

Professor Athene Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College; she has spent most of her life at Cambridge, including studying there for her first and second degrees.…

Experimental Methods for Warm Dense Matter Research

With the dawn of new high-power laser and accelerator facilities, modern physics was able to reach extreme states of matter normally found only in the universe or deep inside the core of our planet.…

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 awarded for pioneering laser work

(note: this has been adapted from the Nobel Prize committees press release) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018“for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France & University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

On the Cover of HPL: Experimental platform for the investigation of magnetized-reverse-shock dynamics in the context of POLAR

Accretion processes are among the most important phenomena in high-energy astrophysics as they are widely believed to provide the power supply in several astrophysical objects (from stellar objects to massive black holes), and are the main source of radiation in a large number of interactive binary systems.…

The Handbook of Medical Image Perception and Techniques – A Comprehensive Compilation of Concepts, Tools & State of the Art Research for Experienced Researchers & Those Just Curious

What makes the study of medical image perception unique is the fact that there is no single degree or area of training that characterizes those practicing it.

Analytical Mechanics

Professor Nivaldo A. Lemos takes part in a Q&A "It is hoped that, besides imparting the fundamental notions of analytical mechanics to fill the needs of most students, the book may prepare and persuade some readers to immerse themselves more deeply in, what I believe to be, a beautiful subject."