MRS Bulletin Impact Articles

MRS Bulletin Impact is a premier outlet for high-profile original materials research, published monthly as a section of MRS Bulletin. It publishes a premium selection of highly selective new, original, and important research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance in scientific understanding of exceptional interest to the materials research community. Information on submitting manuscripts to MRS Bulletin Impact can be found here.

Below, please find the Impact Articles.

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Energetics of graphene origami and their ‘spatial resolution,’ ” Yang Yang , Zhuhua Zhang, Zhili Hu, Evgeni S. Penev & Boris I. Yakobson
 

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Oxygen-functionalized alkyne precursors in carbon nanotube growth,” Eric P. Johnson, Wenbo Shi & Desirée L. Plata
 

Opinion & Perspective
One-pot chemistry: Alkyne-assisted CNT growth enables in situ functionalization,” Jennifer Carpena-Núñez, Rahul Rao & Benji Maruyama

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Toward autonomous additive manufacturing: Bayesian optimization on a 3D printer,” James R. Deneault, Jorge Chang, Jay Myung, Daylond Hooper, Andrew Armstrong, Mark Pitt & Benji Maruyama
 

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Graph theoretical design of biomimetic aramid nanofiber composites as insulation coatings for implantable bioelectronics,” Huanan Zhang, Drew Vecchio, Ahmet Emre, Samantha Rahmani, Chong Cheng, Jian Zhu, Asish C. Misra, Joerg Lahann & Nicholas A. Kotov
 

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Sequestration of solid carbon in concrete: A large-scale enabler of lower-carbon intensity hydrogen from natural gas,” Jiaqi Li, Leonardo Spanu, Jeffrey Heo, Wenxin Zhang, David W. Gardner, Carlo Carraro, Roya Maboudian & Paulo J. M. Monteiro
 

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Instabilities in liquid crystal elastomers,” L. Angela Mihai & Alain Goriely
 

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Silk nanocoatings of mammalian cells for cytoprotection against mechanical stress,” Onur Hasturk, Maria J. Rodriguez, John J. Wheeler, and David L. Kaplan 
 

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Sequence-specific response of collagen-mimetic peptides to osmotic pressure,” Lorena Ruiz-Rodriguez, Philip Loche, Lise Thornfeldt Hansen, Roland R. Netz, Peter Fratzl, Emanuel Schneck, Kerstin G. Blank, and Luca Bertinetti

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Brittle to ductile transitions in glasses: Roles of soft defects and loading geometry,” David Richard, Edan Lerner, and Eran Bouchbinder
 

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“Spinning conditions affect structure and properties of Nephila spider silk,” Robert J. Young, Christopher Holland, Zhenzhong Shao, and Fritz Vollrath (October 2021: to publish this month)
 

Impact Opinion & Perspective

How to love writing a paper
Maria Maragkou


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Influence of load orientations with respect to twin boundaries on the deformation behaviors of high-entropy alloy nanocrystals
Chunyuan Liang, Qian Zhang, Yecheng Shao, Yeqiang Bu, Jiabin Liu, Xiaoyan Li, Hongtao Wang & Wei Yang


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Theoretical modeling of tunable vibrations of three-dimensional serpentine structures for simultaneous measurement of adherent cell mass and modulus
Jianzhong Zhao, Weican Li, Xingming Guo, Heling Wang, John A. Rogers & Yonggang Huang


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A deep learning approach to the inverse problem of modulus identification in elasticity
Bo Ni & Huajian Gao


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Manipulation and statistical analysis of the fluid flow of polymer semiconductor solutions during meniscus-guided coating
Leo Shaw, Ying Diao, Geoffrey C. Martin-Noble, Hongping Yan, Pascal Hayoz, R. Thomas Weitz, Daniel Kaelblein, Michael F. Toney & Zhenan Bao


Opinion & Perspective

Picturing science and engineering
Felice C. Frankel


Opinion & Perspective

Understanding phase transition dynamics paves the way to halide perovskites nanoelectronics 
Akriti, Shuchen Zhang & Letian Dou


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Phase transition dynamics in one-dimensional halide perovskite crystals
Minliang Lai, Teng Lei, Ye Zhang, Jianbo Jin, Julian A. Steele & Peidong Yang


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From ion to atom to dendrite: Formation and nanomechanical behavior of electrodeposited lithium
Michael A. Citrin, Heng Yang, Simon K. Nieh, Joel Berry, Wenpei Gao, Xiaoqing Pan, David J. Srolovitz & Julia R. Greer


Opinion & Perspective  

Nanomechanical measurements shed light on solid-state battery degradation
Matthew T. McDowell