Research News

Structure Meets Function at Materials Gathering

Science  22 Apr 1994:
Vol. 264, Issue 5158, pp. 510-511
DOI: 10.1126/science.264.5158.510


SAN FRANCISCO—Engineers, physicists, and other scientists interested in material behavior came together at the 1994 spring meeting of the Materials Research Society from 4 to 8 April. Among the 2200 papers given, researchers heard presentations on a variety of functional substances: a semiconductor suitable for a laser that gives off blue light, an improved magnetic refrigerator, and a method of keeping pollutants from forming in engine exhaust.