The Editors and Publisher are pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of Materials Science Robert W. Cahn Best Paper Prize (the “Cahn Prize”). The Cahn Prize has been named in honor of the Journal’s founding editor, the late Professor Robert Wolfgang Cahn. This annual prize will recognize a truly exceptional original research paper published in the journal in a particular calendar year. The selection process will follow that adopted for Sapphire Prize, which was awarded in 2011 to mark the Journal’s 45th anniversary. Each month the Editors will select a paper published in that month's issues via a rigorous nomination and voting procedure. The winning paper will be selected from the twelve finalists by a separate panel of distinguished materials scientists. The authors of the winning paper will receive an award of $5,000.
The winning paper was announced on November 27th, 2012, at the Fall 2012 Materials Research Society Meeting