February 4, 2020

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Preview Special Events at TMS2020

Keynote sessions, invited presenters, and a new luncheon lecture on Thursday are some of the items you can add to your schedule for the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020), February 23–27, in San Diego, California.

Preview some of these featured events today on the TMS website:
  • All-Conference Plenary: John Mason, Director, Gas Turbine Products Engineering at Solar Turbines Incorporated, will deliver the all-conference plenary session at TMS2020.
  • PbZn 2020 Plenary Sessions: More than 20 technical sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday as part of the International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing (PbZn 2020), which will be co-located with TMS2020. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, programming will begin with a morning plenary session of invited speakers.
  • Additive Manufacturing Keynote Session: Eight additive manufacturing-related symposia are planned at TMS2020. This keynote session of invited presenters ties together these symposia with four perspectives on additive technologies.
  • Light Metals Keynote Session: Attracting and Growing the Next Generation of Technical Talent for the Light Metals Industry will be the focus of the 2020 Light Metals Keynote Session.
  • Magnesium Technology 2020 Keynote Session: A session of invited speakers will kick off programming for the popular Magnesium Technology symposium, held annually at TMS.
  • Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Spotlight Luncheon: Three invited presenters will explore the concepts and technologies that are revolutionizing the materials and manufacturing arenas at this new TMS event. Close out your week at TMS with a look ahead at emerging technologies from experts who are leaders in their respective fields. All TMS2020 registrants are welcome to attend the lectures; to receive a boxed lunch during the event, please purchase a ticket through the TMS2020 registration form.
There is still time to register for TMS2020. Remember, when you register in advance, you’ll receive key, pre-meeting communications from TMS, such as information on how to download your proceedings prior to the conference.

Already registered? You can add tickets for luncheons, networking events, social functions, and short courses to an existing registration by logging in to the "Already Registered?" section of the TMS2020 registration website.

Journal of Electronic Materials Seeks Submissions for Topical Collection

Submit your work by May 1 for the topical collection Progress and Challenges with Stability, Sustainability, Toxicity, and Scalability of Perovskite Materials and Devices in the Journal of Electronic Materials.

This topical collection is broadly devoted to the science and technology of perovskites, with special emphasis on stability, sustainability, toxicity, and scalability of perovskite materials and devices. While all perovskite-related contributions are welcome, the following areas are of special interest for this collection:
  • Susceptibility to ambient environment resulting from insufficient encapsulation
  • Material chemical stability due to inhibition of light-induced decomposition
  • Energy losses in the bulk of the material, as well as at the surface and interfaces
  • Free exciton trapping and luminescence quenching
  • Control of nucleation and rapid crystallization by modulating growth conditions
  • New insight on structure–properties–performance relationships
  • Theoretical modelling, first-principles calculations, and machine-learning discovery
Submissions will be considered for three types of articles: original research, review articles, and short letters. To submit your work, go to Editorial Manager and select article type “2020 Perovskite Materials and Devices.”

The guest editors for this topical collection are: Wojciech M. Jadwisienczak, Ohio University; Faiz Rahman, Ohio University; and Dan Ricinschi, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

3D Materials Science Marks Fifth Milestone

Registration is now open for the 5th International Congress on 3D Materials Science (3DMS 2020) set for June 28–July 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Join the congress to mark a milestone of five iterations!

It is not too late to contribute to the late-news poster session designed to highlight the most recent developments and novel preliminary results related to this quickly evolving field. Visit ProgramMaster for details and to submit an abstract by May 1.

The planned technical sessions have been designed to showcase the broad work that researchers are doing to develop new techniques, technologies, and models. Plenary talks will feature three experts: Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University, with “Acoustic Emission Measurements of Damage Accumulation and Crack Initiation in Metals at the Micron-scale;” Satoshi Hata, Kyushu University, with “Toward Dynamic 3D Visualization of Dislocations by Electron Tomography;” and Helena Van Swygenhoven, Paul Scherrer Institute and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, with “Operando and Insitu Synchrotron Experiments Following Microstructural Evolutions.”

Sessions and activities will be conveniently located at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, with the city at your doorstep. Register today and book your housing in the U.S. capital, where visits to the National Mall and the Smithsonian Institute’s museums, including the National Air and Space Museum, are free. A discount on 3DMS 2020 registration ends on May 18. Visit the housing and travel page for details.