April 21, 2020

In This Issue

Participate in the TMS COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange

TMS has launched the COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange as a means of connecting TMS members and/or their employers with organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for the purpose of rendering materials and manufacturing assistance, resources, or expertise.

Organizations that can provide materials assistance or expertise addressing the challenges presented by COVID-19 are invited to post a description of what they can offer and contact information on the Exchange. (Please note that only TMS members are permitted to post their expertise as individuals.) Organizations or programs in need of materials and/or manufacturing support are invited to post their requests as well.

The Exchange listings are open to all to review. Please check back regularly as we update our postings. You can directly contact any of the organizations listed that you believe are a good match for what you or your organization can provide. If you are aware of an organization or program in need, please encourage them to make their request for assistance on the Exchange.

Concurrently with the Exchange, TMS has launched the TMS COVID-19 Resource Portal to provide a one-stop gateway to the Society’s online content, virtual networking opportunities, COVID-19 related updates, and other resources and support available to our members during these difficult times.

Both the TMS COVID-19 Materials Needs Exchange and the TMS COVID-19 Resource Portal are direct results of ideas and input that have been shared and advanced by members through our TMS volunteer structure.

Contribute to MS&T20 and MS&T21

It’s a busy time for MS&T. Make your plans now to participate in the next two installments of the influential Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference series.

Submit an Abstract for MS&T20
Organizers have extended the deadline to submit abstracts for most MS&T20 symposia to May 31. (Please note that select symposia are now closed to abstract submissions to allow time for organizers to collect conference proceedings manuscripts.) View a full list of technical programming plans and submit an abstract today. MS&T20 will be held October 4–8, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Propose a Symposium for MS&T21
Help us build a strong technical program for MS&T21 in Columbus, Ohio, October 17–21, 2021. Submit your symposium proposal no later than June 30, 2020, to be considered for MS&T21. (No proposals will be accepted after that date.)

MS&T is the most comprehensive forum for materials science and engineering technologies. It crosses the boundaries of most materials events by bringing together a broad range of technical sessions and expertise through the strengths of three major materials organizations: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

Make your preparations today to be a part of the next two installments of MS&T!

Register Today for Superalloys 2020

The 14th International Symposium on Superalloys (Superalloys 2020) aims to highlight technologies for lifecycle improvements of superalloys. Topics cover the traditional focus areas of alloys development, processing, mechanical behavior, coatings, and environmental effects, as well as new technologies that contribute to improving manufacturability, affordability, life prediction, and performance of superalloys.

As the latest installment of one the most established and impactful conference series on superalloys, Superalloys 2020 will showcase some of the leading names in the field as presenters, with papers carefully and stringently curated to ensure the highest quality programming. A goal of the meeting is to facilitate collaborations among academia, producers, and users, with ample opportunities for networking and informal discussion.

The symposium carries on a tradition of making available a peer-reviewed publication of all papers presented in a proceedings volume. You can view papers from past proceedings at no charge through the Superalloys Conference Proceedings Archive, a compilation of papers dating from 1968 that is made available through the support of the International Symposium on Superalloys Subcommittee.

Additional opportunities for networking and learning include two short courses on Sunday, September 13—Vacuum Precision Investment Casting: An Overview and Manufacture of Ni-based Superalloys Forgings—and a tour of Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, on Tuesday, September 15. Tour tickets and course registration may be purchased through the symposium registration form.

Register today and join us in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, September 13–17.

Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals

TMS offers a number of resources that can help our community keep up with current research throughout the field, 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 April Issue

"Helical and Bouligand Porous Scaffolds Fabricated by Dynamic Low Strength Magnetic Field Freeze Casting ," Isaac Nelson, et al.

Journal of Electronic Materials April Issue

"Evolution and Growth Mechanism of Cu2(In,Sn) Formed Between In-48Sn Solder and Polycrystalline Cu During Long-Time Liquid-State Aging," Feifei Tian, et al.

"Gas Sensing and Power Harvesting Polyvinylidene Fluoride Nanocomposites Containing Hybrid Nanotubes," Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, et al.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A April Issue

"Revisiting 'Steady-State' Monotonic and Cyclic Deformation: Emphasizing the Quasi-Stationary State of Deformation," Haël Mughrabi