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TMS2021 Opens for Abstract Submissions

The call for abstracts is now open for the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021), scheduled for March 14–18, in Orlando, Florida. TMS2021 is now accepting abstracts for more than 85 symposia in the following topic areas:

  • Additive Technologies
  • Materials Processing
  • Corrosion
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Light Metals
  • Characterization
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy & Environment
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Design
Abstracts are also currently being accepted for the Fifth International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Ni-Co 2021), which will be held in conjunction with TMS2021 and will cover all aspects of current processing technologies for nickel and cobalt, as well as emerging technologies for both metals. Abstracts for Ni-Co 2021 are due May 29; all other TMS2021 abstracts are due July 1.

Uncertain about submitting an abstract? We completely understand. TMS is well aware of the concerns and uncertainties surrounding travel plans at this time. We are moving forward with our plans for a safe, enjoyable, and professionally rewarding event, and we encourage you to do the same. We’ll be working closely with our meeting venue to incorporate the prevailing guidance and event planning best practices for the safety of our attendees. If plans for our event change, organizers and presenters will be among the first to know. And if your ability to present at TMS2021 changes closer to the event, just let us know so that we can update the program before it is finalized.

So submit your work today, make plans to reunite with your colleagues in March, and we sincerely hope to see you there.

Read Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 50th Anniversary Articles

The year 2020 marks 50 years of publishing for the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (MMT) journals, a pair of highly respected, peer-reviewed archival journals covering metallurgy and materials science. The June issue of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (MMTA) features the first in a series of invited articles in honor of this 50th anniversary milestone.

Browse a listing of anniversary articles on the Springer website or click on a link below to start reading these articles free of charge:

More than 20 articles will be published throughout the year as part of this anniversary collection.

Learn more about these journals and how to submit your work at the TMS Journals webpage.

Browse the Superalloys Library

The 14th International Symposium on Superalloys has been postponed to 2021, but you can catch up on research presented at past conferences with the Superalloys Conference Proceedings Archive.

This online collection of more than 1,000 technical articles documents the history of these important materials, starting with the 1968 International Symposium on the Structural Stability in Superalloys. Anyone can access the archive and read and download the papers at no cost. The archive is free to all users through the support of the International Symposium on Superalloys Subcommittee.

Start reading today, and plan to join us for the next installment in this conference series in September 2021 in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the conference.

Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals

TMS offers a number of resources that can help our community keep up with current research, including six journals published by TMS. Each month, a limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from these TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. (TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website at any time.)

This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year.

In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

JOM May issue
"Cryogenic Stress-Driven Grain Growth Observed via Microcompression with in situ Electron Backscatter Diffraction," D. Frazer, et al.

"Packing Changes in Melting, Freezing, and Coalescence of Titanium Nanoparticles from Atomic Simulations," Lin Zhang and Yaming Wang

Journal of Electronic Materials May issue
"Preparation and Characterization of Ni/Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 Heterogeneous Multilayered Thermoelectric Materials," Xinge Guo, et al.

"Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): Measurement and Reduction Techniques," Phalguni Mathur and Sujith Raman

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A May issue
"Simulation of Shrinkage Porosity Formation During Alloy Solidification," Vahid Khalajzadeh and Christoph Beckermann

"Transient Plastic Flow and Phase Dissolution During Hot Compression of α/β Titanium Alloys," S. L. Semiatin, et al.

"Utilization of Waste Materials for the Manufacturing of Better-Quality Wear and Corrosion-Resistant Steels," Wen Hao Kan, et al.