Spurgeon publishes highlight on Philly Materials Day in MRS Bulletin

Steven Spurgeon has published an article in the Materials Research Society Bulletin‘s October 2012 issue highlighting Philly Materials Day. The article describes the planning and execution of this annual event by faculty at Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania.

From the article: “For a discipline that can be traced back to the construction of the pyramids and the forging of ancient bronze weapons, materials science is still a largely unknown branch of science. Last year, when the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) decided to air the NOVA series titled “Making Stuff,” faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia saw an opportunity to draw attention to the study of solids. . . .”

The article can be viewed directly here or on the Materials Research Society Bulletin website.

More information on Philly Materials Day can be found here.

Also in this issue, Spurgeon describes recent research on room-temperature ferromagnetic spin bags in Sr3YCo4O10+δ oxides. That article is available here or on the Materials Research Society Bulletin website.

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