The Cahn Prize is named in honor of the Journal’s founding editor, the late Professor Robert Wolfgang Cahn.
Each month the Editors select a paper published in that month’s issues via a rigorous nomination and voting procedure. The winning paper is selected from the twelve finalists by a separate panel of distinguished materials scientists.
The authors of the winning paper receive an award of $5,000.
You can read more research at the Journal of Materials Science.
The 2020 Journal of Materials Science Robert W. Cahn Best Paper Prize (the Cahn Prize) will be announced at the MRS Fall conference.
The 2020 finalists' papers
Read the Cahn Finalists 2020 FREE below
Understanding the effect of water transport on the thermal expansion properties of the perovskites BaFe₀.₆Co₀.₃Nb₀.₁O₃₋δ and BaCo₀.₇Yb₀.₂Bi₀.₁O₃₋δ
Artur Jacek Majewski, Peter Raymond Slater & Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
Dissolution and precipitation of copper-rich phases during heating and cooling of precipitation-hardening steel X5CrNiCuNb16-4 (17-4 PH)
Christian Rowolt, Benjamin Milkereit, Armin Springer, Carsten Kreyenschulte & Olaf Kessler
Flexible, wearable microfluidic contact lens with capillary networks for tear diagnostics
Xing Yang, Hongyi Yao, Gangnan Zhao, Guillermo A. Ameer, Wei Sun, Jian Yang & Shengli Mi
Understanding of scanning-system distortions of atomic-scale scanning transmission electron microscopy images for accurate lattice parameter measurements
Syota Fujinaka, Yukio Sato, Ryo Teranishi & Kenji Kaneko
Imaging of boron distribution in steel with neutron radiography and tomography
Nicolás Di Luozzo, Michael Schulz & Marcelo Fontana
Significant ion conduction in Cu acceptor-substituted bismuth titanate polycrystalline ceramics
Changbai Long, Tao Du & Wei Ren
Coherent phase decomposition in the Pd–H system
R. B. Schwarz, A. K. Khachaturyan, A. Caro, M. I. Baskes & E. Martinez
Stretchable, self-healable, and reprocessable chemical cross-linked ionogels electrolytes based on gelatin for flexible supercapacitors
Jiahang Liu, Hongzan Song, Zihao Wang, Jianxin Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xinwu Ba
Highly stretchable, breathable and negative resistance variation textile strain sensor with excellent mechanical stability for wearable electronics
Kai ZhaoWenbin Niu, Shufen Zhang
Superhydrophilic–superhydrophobic patterned surfaces on glass substrate for water harvesting
Jichao Zhang, Faze ChenYao, LuZhongtao Zhang, Jiyu Liu, Yang Chen, Xin Liu, Xiaolong Yang, Claire J. Carmalt
Previous years' awards
Read the finalists' papers from previous years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012