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Our June issue, with a Focus on industrializing 2D materials

We explore how 2D materials are moving from the lab to the fab. We also highlight articles on chiral plasmonics, single atom photocatalysts, and dental tissue repair.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Scanning quantum dot microscopy, based on the use of a single molecule attached to the tip of the cantilever of an atomic force microscope, is shown to provide quantitative maps of surface potential distribution with atomic resolution.

    • Christian Wagner
    • , Matthew. F. B. Green
    • , Michael Maiworm
    • , Philipp Leinen
    • , Taner Esat
    • , Nicola Ferri
    • , Niklas Friedrich
    • , Rolf Findeisen
    • , Alexandre Tkatchenko
    • , Ruslan Temirov
    •  & F. Stefan Tautz
  • Article |

    Scanning electron nanobeam diffraction is used to monitor the morphology of organic thin films with nanometre resolution, revealing information on the arrangement of crystalline domains useful for structure–property relationship understanding.

    • Ouliana Panova
    • , Colin Ophus
    • , Christopher J. Takacs
    • , Karen C. Bustillo
    • , Luke Balhorn
    • , Alberto Salleo
    • , Nitash Balsara
    •  & Andrew M. Minor
  • Article |

    Proton ceramic electrolysers can produce hydrogen directly from steam, but their development has suffered from limited electrical efficiency. A fully operational and stable BaZrO3-based tubular electrolyser with high hydrogen production rate is now reported.

    • Einar Vøllestad
    • , Ragnar Strandbakke
    • , Mateusz Tarach
    • , David Catalán-Martínez
    • , Marie-Laure Fontaine
    • , Dustin Beeaff
    • , Daniel R. Clark
    • , Jose M. Serra
    •  & Truls Norby
  • Article |

    Material depletion and accumulation at the crystallization front of organic semiconductors films induce the formation of large-area regular patterns, with a periodicity relevant to optoelectronic applications in the visible and near-infrared range.

    • John S. Bangsund
    • , Thomas R. Fielitz
    • , Trevor J. Steiner
    • , Kaicheng Shi
    • , Jack R. Van Sambeek
    • , Catherine P. Clark
    •  & Russell J. Holmes
  • Article |

    An antisymmetric and chiral long range interlayer magnetic exchange interaction is measured, with implications for spintronics and chiral magnetic devices.

    • Dong-Soo Han
    • , Kyujoon Lee
    • , Jan-Philipp Hanke
    • , Yuriy Mokrousov
    • , Kyoung-Whan Kim
    • , Woosuk Yoo
    • , Youri L. W. van Hees
    • , Tae-Wan Kim
    • , Reinoud Lavrijsen
    • , Chun-Yeol You
    • , Henk J. M. Swagten
    • , Myung-Hwa Jung
    •  & Mathias Kläui

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Quantitative atomic-scale images of electric potentials at surfaces have now been obtained with a non-contact atomic force microscope by functionalizing the tip as a quantum dot sensor.

    • Mats Persson
  • Editorial |

    2D materials face challenges along the road to commercialization, with increasing efforts being made in order to satisfy industrial needs.

  • Comment |

    Electronic and photonic devices based on graphene have unique properties, leading to outstanding performance figures of merit. Mastering the integration of this unconventional material into an established semiconductor fabrication line represents a critical step towards commercialization.

    • Daniel Neumaier
    • , Stephan Pindl
    •  & Max C. Lemme
  • Comment |

    The past few years have witnessed significant development in graphene research, yet a number of challenges remain for its commercialization and industrialization. This Comment discusses relevant issues for industrial-scale graphene synthesis, one of the critical aspects for the future graphene industry.

    • Li Lin
    • , Hailin Peng
    •  & Zhongfan Liu
  • News & Views |

    The polarity of charge carriers — positive or negative — is found to depend on the direction from which you look.

    • Brian Skinner
    •  & Justin C. W. Song
  • News & Views |

    Over-expression of a transcriptional factor, Alx3, has been shown to revitalize the regenerative capacity of adult progenitor cells to promote enhanced stromal vascularization and formation of parenchymal dental pulp tissue in vivo.

    • Sarah E. Millar

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