Materials science

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    Identifying reacting species locally with nanometer precision is a major challenge in electrochemical surface science. Using operando Raman nanoscopy, authors image the reversible, concurrent formation of nanometer-spatially separated Au2O3 and Au2O species during Au nanodefect oxidation.

    • Jonas H. K. Pfisterer
    • , Masoud Baghernejad
    • , Giovanni Giuzio
    •  & Katrin F. Domke
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    Particle manipulation is still challenging even with the many tools available, especially manipulating particles on a surface. Here, the authors report a technique for nanomanipulation of various objects on solid substrates by modulating particle-substrate interactions through laser-induced opto-thermal dynamics.

    • Jingang Li
    • , Yaoran Liu
    • , Linhan Lin
    • , Mingsong Wang
    • , Taizhi Jiang
    • , Jianhe Guo
    • , Hongru Ding
    • , Pavana Siddhartha Kollipara
    • , Yuji Inoue
    • , Donglei Fan
    • , Brian A. Korgel
    •  & Yuebing Zheng
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    Here, the authors report parametric down-conversion of X-rays into long wavelength radiation in gallium arsenide and lithium niobate crystals, with efficiencies about 4 orders of magnitude stronger than the efficiencies measured in any material studied previously. They explore the lack of inversion symmetry as a possible physical mechanism.

    • S. Sofer
    • , O. Sefi
    • , E. Strizhevsky
    • , H. Aknin
    • , S. P. Collins
    • , G. Nisbet
    • , B. Detlefs
    • , Ch. J. Sahle
    •  & S. Shwartz
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    Constructing molecular cages from entangled molecules is a complex task requiring precise topological control. Here, the authors thread together six metal-peptide rings into a giant cubic molecular capsule with a defined cavity and 24 crossover points.

    • Tomohisa Sawada
    • , Yuuki Inomata
    • , Koya Shimokawa
    •  & Makoto Fujita
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    Elctrochemical water splitting is of vital significance for energy conversion and storage. Here the authors show an electrocatalyst based on amorphous ruthenium-tellurium porous nanorods which exhibit significantly improved OER performance than its crystalline counterparts

    • Juan Wang
    • , Lili Han
    • , Bolong Huang
    • , Qi Shao
    • , Huolin L. Xin
    •  & Xiaoqing Huang
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    Calcium carbonate biomineralisation has long been linked to acidic macromolecules. Here, the authors challenge this view and show that a huge number of gold nanoparticles coated with hydroxyl-rich proteins can be incorporated into a calcium carbonate crystal while maintaining single crystal character.

    • Yi-Yeoun Kim
    • , Robert Darkins
    • , Alexander Broad
    • , Alexander N. Kulak
    • , Mark A. Holden
    • , Ouassef Nahi
    • , Steven P. Armes
    • , Chiu C. Tang
    • , Rebecca F. Thompson
    • , Frederic Marin
    • , Dorothy M. Duffy
    •  & Fiona C. Meldrum
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    Organoid cultures have been developed from multiple tissues, opening new possibilities for regenerative medicine. Here the authors demonstrate the derivation of GMP-compliant hydrogels from decellularized porcine small intestine which support formation and growth of human gastric, liver, pancreatic and small intestinal organoids.

    • Giovanni Giuseppe Giobbe
    • , Claire Crowley
    • , Camilla Luni
    • , Sara Campinoti
    • , Moustafa Khedr
    • , Kai Kretzschmar
    • , Martina Maria De Santis
    • , Elisa Zambaiti
    • , Federica Michielin
    • , Laween Meran
    • , Qianjiang Hu
    • , Gijs van Son
    • , Luca Urbani
    • , Anna Manfredi
    • , Monica Giomo
    • , Simon Eaton
    • , Davide Cacchiarelli
    • , Vivian S. W. Li
    • , Hans Clevers
    • , Paola Bonfanti
    • , Nicola Elvassore
    •  & Paolo De Coppi
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    Mathematical approaches for simultaneous characterisation of localized and extended fields in optical signals are not well developed. Here, the authors demonstrate the application of the Nonlinear Fourier transform approach based on the Zakharov-Shabat spectral problem for the analysis of fibre laser radiation.

    • Srikanth Sugavanam
    • , Morteza Kamalian Kopae
    • , Junsong Peng
    • , Jaroslaw E. Prilepsky
    •  & Sergei K. Turitsyn
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    Artificial nanopores can perform selective gating of molecules analogous to transmembrane proteins. Here, the authors design a DNA origami pore with a controllable lid for size-selective gating and translocation of macromolecules and evaluate its biosensing properties by single particle assay.

    • Rasmus P. Thomsen
    • , Mette Galsgaard Malle
    • , Anders Hauge Okholm
    • , Swati Krishnan
    • , Søren S.-R. Bohr
    • , Rasmus Schøler Sørensen
    • , Oliver Ries
    • , Stefan Vogel
    • , Friedrich C. Simmel
    • , Nikos S. Hatzakis
    •  & Jørgen Kjems
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    Biology has often served as the inspiration for the design of body armor; one common limitation is the flexibility of the resultant armor. Here, the authors examine the armour of chiton and use the observed design principles to 3D print flexible armor.

    • Matthew Connors
    • , Ting Yang
    • , Ahmed Hosny
    • , Zhifei Deng
    • , Fatemeh Yazdandoost
    • , Hajar Massaadi
    • , Douglas Eernisse
    • , Reza Mirzaeifar
    • , Mason N. Dean
    • , James C. Weaver
    • , Christine Ortiz
    •  & Ling Li
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    Despite the rapid progress on perovskite light emitting diodes (PeLEDs), the efficiency of blue PeLEDs is lagging behind. Here Wang et al. employ yttrium (III) chloride additive to yield enhanced photoluminescence in the perovskite materials and thus record high device efficiencies for sky-blue and blue PeLEDs.

    • Qi Wang
    • , Xiaoming Wang
    • , Zhi Yang
    • , Ninghao Zhou
    • , Yehao Deng
    • , Jingjing Zhao
    • , Xun Xiao
    • , Peter Rudd
    • , Andrew Moran
    • , Yanfa Yan
    •  & Jinsong Huang
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    Charge and thermal transport in low-dimensional and mesoscopic systems exhibit significant deviation from classical behaviour. Here the authors study quantitatively how heat flow in a quantum circuit is affected by thermal shot noise and Coulomb interactions.

    • E. Sivre
    • , H. Duprez
    • , A. Anthore
    • , A. Aassime
    • , F. D. Parmentier
    • , A. Cavanna
    • , A. Ouerghi
    • , U. Gennser
    •  & F. Pierre
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    Although microrobotic swarms are attractive for biomedical applications, controlling their collective movement in specific bio-fluids is difficult. Here, the authors report navigated locomotion and collective behaviors of magnetic field- and medium-induced micro-robotic swarms in various bio-fluids.

    • Jiangfan Yu
    • , Dongdong Jin
    • , Kai-Fung Chan
    • , Qianqian Wang
    • , Ke Yuan
    •  & Li Zhang
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    Semiconductor quantum dots are controlled by external fields that are tuned in order to optimise for information storage or inter-qubit interaction. Here the authors identify a working point for long-range interactions that can be reached with continuous protection from environmental noise.

    • J. C. Abadillo-Uriel
    • , M. A. Eriksson
    • , S. N. Coppersmith
    •  & Mark Friesen
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    Fabricating defect-free micro- and nano-circuits over large scales with controlled interconnections remains a challenge. Here, Bollani et al. show a dewetting strategy for engineering arrays of parallel Si-based nanowires up to 0.75 mm and complex interconnected circuits of monocrystalline Si on a chip.

    • Monica Bollani
    • , Marco Salvalaglio
    • , Abdennacer Benali
    • , Mohammed Bouabdellaoui
    • , Meher Naffouti
    • , Mario Lodari
    • , Stefano Di Corato
    • , Alexey Fedorov
    • , Axel Voigt
    • , Ibtissem Fraj
    • , Luc Favre
    • , Jean Benoit Claude
    • , David Grosso
    • , Giuseppe Nicotra
    • , Antonio Mio
    • , Antoine Ronda
    • , Isabelle Berbezier
    •  & Marco Abbarchi
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    Myeloid-derived growth factor (MYDGF) is an endoplasmic reticulum protein of therapeutic interest because it promotes tissue repair in a murine model of myocardial infarction. Here the authors present the NMR structure of human MYDGF and attribute function to a set of residues conserved in MYDGFs but not the vanin base domain, which has a similar fold.

    • Valeriu Bortnov
    • , Marco Tonelli
    • , Woonghee Lee
    • , Ziqing Lin
    • , Douglas S. Annis
    • , Omar N. Demerdash
    • , Alex Bateman
    • , Julie C. Mitchell
    • , Ying Ge
    • , John L. Markley
    •  & Deane F. Mosher
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    A meron is one half of a skyrmion but whether a single meron pair can be created and stabilized remains a challenging question. Here, Gao et al. develop a method to create and stabilize individual pairs of merons in a continuous Py film by local vortex imprinting from Co disks.

    • N. Gao
    • , S. -G. Je
    • , M. -Y. Im
    • , J. W. Choi
    • , M. Yang
    • , Q. Li
    • , T. Y. Wang
    • , S. Lee
    • , H. -S. Han
    • , K. -S. Lee
    • , W. Chao
    • , C. Hwang
    • , J. Li
    •  & Z. Q. Qiu
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    Flexible thermoelectric composite threads are reported for wearable thermal energy harvesting platforms where rigid materials lack compatibility. Thermoelectric thread modules are demonstrated, and pressure-dependence shows thread compression to be essential for improving electrical conductivity.

    • J. Peng
    • , I. Witting
    • , N. Geisendorfer
    • , M. Wang
    • , M. Chang
    • , A. Jakus
    • , C. Kenel
    • , X. Yan
    • , R. Shah
    • , G. J. Snyder
    •  & M. Grayson
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    | Open Access

    Mechanical solitons are notoriously difficult to control. Here, the authors report a theoretical framework for programming static periodic topological solitons into a metamaterial, and demonstrate its implementation in real metamaterials computationally and experimentally.

    • Yafei Zhang
    • , Bo Li
    • , Q. S. Zheng
    • , Guy M. Genin
    •  & C. Q. Chen
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    Conductive porous carbons are promising for a variety of applications, but simultaneously tuning porosity and conductivity is challenging. Here, the authors develop a green method to fabricate flexible boron-nitrogen-fluorine triply doped carbon nanofibers with high porosity and conductivity.

    • Jianhua Yan
    • , Keqi Dong
    • , Yuanyuan Zhang
    • , Xiao Wang
    • , Ahmed Abdulqawy Aboalhassan
    • , Jianyong Yu
    •  & Bin Ding
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    The optical response of inorganic two-dimensional semiconductors is dominated by Wannier-Mott excitons, but molecular systems can host localised Frenkel excitons. Here, the authors report strong optical response in a class of monolayer molecular J-aggregates due to the coherent Coulomb interaction between localised Frenkel excitons.

    • Huijuan Zhao
    • , Yingbo Zhao
    • , Yinxuan Song
    • , Ming Zhou
    • , Wei Lv
    • , Liu Tao
    • , Yuzhang Feng
    • , Biying Song
    • , Yue Ma
    • , Junqing Zhang
    • , Jun Xiao
    • , Ying Wang
    • , Der-Hsien Lien
    • , Matin Amani
    • , Hyungjin Kim
    • , Xiaoqing Chen
    • , Zhangting Wu
    • , Zhenhua Ni
    • , Peng Wang
    • , Yi Shi
    • , Haibo Ma
    • , Xiang Zhang
    • , Jian-Bin Xu
    • , Alessandro Troisi
    • , Ali Javey
    •  & Xinran Wang
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    | Open Access

    Certain point defects in crystals can be used as optically addressable quantum bits, much like atoms trapped in vacuum. Ivády et al. show that embedding such artificial atoms in stacking faults can actually improve their optical properties, making them function even more like true atoms.

    • Viktor Ivády
    • , Joel Davidsson
    • , Nazar Delegan
    • , Abram L. Falk
    • , Paul V. Klimov
    • , Samuel J. Whiteley
    • , Stephan O. Hruszkewycz
    • , Martin V. Holt
    • , F. Joseph Heremans
    • , Nguyen Tien Son
    • , David D. Awschalom
    • , Igor A. Abrikosov
    •  & Adam Gali
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    The glass-forming materials exhibit dynamical slowing down together with spatial heterogeneity at microscales, but their origin remains debated. Tong and Tanaka show that this phenomenon can be unified based on a structural order parameter capable of detecting subtle ordering in instantaneous liquid states.

    • Hua Tong
    •  & Hajime Tanaka
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    DNA origami has gained great interest for the creation of precise nanostructures. Here, the authors report on the creation of metalized DNA origami structured formed by metal condensation of DNA and nucleated metal growth on the formed DNA nanostructures.

    • Sisi Jia
    • , Jianbang Wang
    • , Mo Xie
    • , Jixue Sun
    • , Huajie Liu
    • , Yinan Zhang
    • , Jie Chao
    • , Jiang Li
    • , Lihua Wang
    • , Jianping Lin
    • , Kurt V. Gothelf
    •  & Chunhai Fan
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    The mechanism underlying screening of a Kondo lattice of magnetic moments by conduction electrons is an important unsolved problem. Figgins et al. use STM techniques to assemble nanoscale Kondo droplets that extrapolate between a single moment and the Kondo lattice, providing a platform for further study.

    • Jeremy Figgins
    • , Laila S. Mattos
    • , Warren Mar
    • , Yi-Ting Chen
    • , Hari C. Manoharan
    •  & Dirk K. Morr
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    Evolution of improper ferroelectricity within the confinement of ultrathin films is essential for their successful implementation in nanoscale applications. Here, the authors show thickness dependence of the improper polarization originating from the strong modification of the primary order at epitaxial interfaces.

    • J. Nordlander
    • , M. Campanini
    • , M. D. Rossell
    • , R. Erni
    • , Q. N. Meier
    • , A. Cano
    • , N. A. Spaldin
    • , M. Fiebig
    •  & M. Trassin
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    Ni–Fe based compound are known as active electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction, but not a good choice for the other half-reaction of water-splitting. Here the authors report a unique interface between Ni and γ-Fe2O3 that efficiently catalyzes the cathodic hydrogen evolution reaction.

    • Bryan H. R. Suryanto
    • , Yun Wang
    • , Rosalie K. Hocking
    • , William Adamson
    •  & Chuan Zhao
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    | Open Access

    Silicon-based anodes must maintain the electrode structure to fulfil their potential. Here the authors report the use of a supremely elastic gel polymer electrolyte to stabilize such anodes at electrode and particle levels, enabling superior battery performance with a commercial-level capacity.

    • Qingquan Huang
    • , Jiangxuan Song
    • , Yue Gao
    • , Daiwei Wang
    • , Shuai Liu
    • , Shufu Peng
    • , Courtney Usher
    • , Alan Goliaszewski
    •  & Donghai Wang
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    | Open Access

    So far, mostly 2D building blocks have been used to make origami-type multistable metamaterials that can keep their shape when deformed. Here, the authors introduce a local actuation strategy to explore the energy landscape of multistable metamaterials fabricated from 3D prismatic building blocks.

    • Agustin Iniguez-Rabago
    • , Yun Li
    •  & Johannes T. B. Overvelde
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    | Open Access

    Trypanosoma brucei relies on uptake and conversion of purines from the host, which constitutes a potential drug target. Here, Hulpia et al. combine structural elements from known trypanocidal nucleoside analogues and develop a potent trypanocide with curative activity in animal models of acute and late stage sleeping sickness.

    • Fabian Hulpia
    • , Dorien Mabille
    • , Gustavo D. Campagnaro
    • , Gabriela Schumann
    • , Louis Maes
    • , Isabel Roditi
    • , Anders Hofer
    • , Harry P. de Koning
    • , Guy Caljon
    •  & Serge Van Calenbergh
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    | Open Access

    Many-body interactions have important consequences for the optoelectronic properties of 2D materials. Here, the authors report on how many-body interactions affect the behavior of the valley-selective optical Stark effect for excitation near the A-exciton resonance in monolayer WS2.

    • Paul D. Cunningham
    • , Aubrey T. Hanbicki
    • , Thomas L. Reinecke
    • , Kathleen M. McCreary
    •  & Berend T. Jonker
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    Quantum interference can be used to control electronic transport with high sensitivity at the nanoscale. Pal et al. show that without the need for magnetic materials, quantum interference can also filter spin transport approaching the limit of ideal spin-polarized ballistic transport in molecular junctions.

    • Atindra Nath Pal
    • , Dongzhe Li
    • , Soumyajit Sarkar
    • , Sudipto Chakrabarti
    • , Ayelet Vilan
    • , Leeor Kronik
    • , Alexander Smogunov
    •  & Oren Tal
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    The realization of organic semiconductors with simultaneous independent control of molecular energy levels and Fermi level remains a challenge. Here, the authors combine band structure engineering and molecular doping to independently tune the energy and Fermi levels in ternary organic blends.

    • Ross Warren
    • , Alberto Privitera
    • , Pascal Kaienburg
    • , Andreas E. Lauritzen
    • , Oliver Thimm
    • , Jenny Nelson
    •  & Moritz K. Riede
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    Although polarized Raman microscopy is sensitive to orientation changes, quantitative information has been missing. Here, the authors use simultaneous registration of multiple Raman scattering spectra obtained at different polarizations and show quantitative orientation mapping

    • Oleksii Ilchenko
    • , Yuriy Pilgun
    • , Andrii Kutsyk
    • , Florian Bachmann
    • , Roman Slipets
    • , Matteo Todeschini
    • , Peter Ouma Okeyo
    • , Henning Friis Poulsen
    •  & Anja Boisen
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    | Open Access

    Most efficient terahertz detection schemes rely on complex free space optics and require high-power lasers. Here, the authors report an integrated plasmonic terahertz detector on a silicon photonics platform, with 2.5 THz bandwidth and a 65 dB dynamical range operating at an optical power of only 63 nW.

    • Yannick Salamin
    • , Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus
    • , Yuriy Fedoryshyn
    • , Wolfgang Heni
    • , Delwin L. Elder
    • , Larry R. Dalton
    • , Jérôme Faist
    •  & Juerg Leuthold
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Addition of small nanoparticles into polymer melt can lead to decrease in viscosity but the underlying mechanism for such viscosity reduction remains unclear. Here, the authors investigate the reduction in viscosity by large-scale molecular dynamics simulation and experimental rheology measurements for an all-polymer nanocomposite formed by linear polystyrene chains and PS single-chain nanoparticle.

    • Tao Chen
    • , Huan-Yu Zhao
    • , Rui Shi
    • , Wen-Feng Lin
    • , Xiang-Meng Jia
    • , Hu-Jun Qian
    • , Zhong-Yuan Lu
    • , Xing-Xing Zhang
    • , Yan-Kai Li
    •  & Zhao-Yan Sun
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Probing inevitable defects in two- dimensional materials is challenging. Here, the authors tackle this issue by using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) to obtain distinctly different Raman features of edge defects in atomically thin MoS2, and further probe their unique electronic properties as well as identify the armchair and zigzag edges.

    • Teng-Xiang Huang
    • , Xin Cong
    • , Si-Si Wu
    • , Kai-Qiang Lin
    • , Xu Yao
    • , Yu-Han He
    • , Jiang-Bin Wu
    • , Yi-Fan Bao
    • , Sheng-Chao Huang
    • , Xiang Wang
    • , Ping-Heng Tan
    •  & Bin Ren
  • Article
    | Open Access

    The efficiency of quantum state readout is one of the factors that determine the performance of point defects in semiconductors in practical applications. Here the authors demonstrate photo-electrical readout for silicon vacancies in silicon carbide, providing an alternative to optical detection.

    • Matthias Niethammer
    • , Matthias Widmann
    • , Torsten Rendler
    • , Naoya Morioka
    • , Yu-Chen Chen
    • , Rainer Stöhr
    • , Jawad Ul Hassan
    • , Shinobu Onoda
    • , Takeshi Ohshima
    • , Sang-Yun Lee
    • , Amlan Mukherjee
    • , Junichi Isoya
    • , Nguyen Tien Son
    •  & Jörg Wrachtrup
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    | Open Access

    Though triboelectric technology is attractive for designing next-generation electronic textiles, current devices do not meet performance requirements. Here, the authors report all-fiber e-textiles featuring a triboelectric/ferroelectric synergistic effect for optimizing performance and wearability.

    • Weifeng Yang
    • , Wei Gong
    • , Chengyi Hou
    • , Yun Su
    • , Yinben Guo
    • , Wei Zhang
    • , Yaogang Li
    • , Qinghong Zhang
    •  & Hongzhi Wang
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Driven quantum many-body systems can host finite densities of quasiparticles with the potential to realise emergent behaviour that is distinct from the equilibrium state. Werner et al. propose a method to cool holes in a correlated system so that more exotic low-entropy phases can be reached.

    • Philipp Werner
    • , Martin Eckstein
    • , Markus Müller
    •  & Gil Refael
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    Nanotechnology can bring significant advancements to hemostatic patches. Here, the authors design a superhydrophobic hemostatic surface with immobilized carbon nanofibers that can stop bleeding instantaneously upon application, seal the wound subsequently by promoting quick fibrin formation, and facilitate unforced and facile patch removal without tearing the wound.

    • Zhe Li
    • , Athanasios Milionis
    • , Yu Zheng
    • , Marcus Yee
    • , Lukas Codispoti
    • , Freddie Tan
    • , Dimos Poulikakos
    •  & Choon Hwai Yap
  • Article
    | Open Access

    MLL family histone methyltransferases deposit histone H3 Lys4 mono-/di-/tri-methylation and regulate gene expression in mammals. Here the authors report the single-particle cryo-EM structure of the NCP-bound human MLL1 core complex, shedding light on how the MLL1 complex engages chromatin and how chromatin binding promotes MLL1 tri-methylation activity.

    • Sang Ho Park
    • , Alex Ayoub
    • , Young-Tae Lee
    • , Jing Xu
    • , Hanseong Kim
    • , Wei Zheng
    • , Biao Zhang
    • , Liang Sha
    • , Sojin An
    • , Yang Zhang
    • , Michael A. Cianfrocco
    • , Min Su
    • , Yali Dou
    •  & Uhn-Soo Cho
  • Article
    | Open Access

    RNA polymerase I (Pol I) catalyses the transcription of pre-ribosomal RNA and for transcription initiation Pol I assembles with core factor and Rrn3 on the rDNA core promoter. Here the authors provide insights into the molecular mechanism of promoter opening by Pol I by determining the cryo-EM structures of two closed, two intermediate and two open Pol I pre-initiation complexes.

    • Yashar Sadian
    • , Florence Baudin
    • , Lucas Tafur
    • , Brice Murciano
    • , Rene Wetzel
    • , Felix Weis
    •  & Christoph W. Müller
  • Article
    | Open Access

    DNA composite materials have potential for biomedical sciences; however, control over the materials can be an issue. Here, the authors report on a carbon-nanotube reinforced DNA-silica gel with controllable mechanical properties to steer the attachment, proliferation, migration and release of cells.

    • Yong Hu
    • , Carmen M. Domínguez
    • , Jens Bauer
    • , Simone Weigel
    • , Alessa Schipperges
    • , Claude Oelschlaeger
    • , Norbert Willenbacher
    • , Stephan Keppler
    • , Martin Bastmeyer
    • , Stefan Heißler
    • , Christof Wöll
    • , Tim Scharnweber
    • , Kersten S. Rabe
    •  & Christof M. Niemeyer
  • Article
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    Polymer brushes are often used to functionalise surfaces. Here, the authors report on the creation of high-density, regenerating hyaluronan brushes using hyaluronan synthase enzymes which can be patterned by photo-deactivation and demonstrate biocompatibility and resistance to biofilm formation.

    • Wenbin Wei
    • , Jessica L. Faubel
    • , Hemaa Selvakumar
    • , Daniel T. Kovari
    • , Joanna Tsao
    • , Felipe Rivas
    • , Amar T. Mohabir
    • , Michelle Krecker
    • , Elaheh Rahbar
    • , Adam R. Hall
    • , Michael A. Filler
    • , Jennifer L. Washburn
    • , Paul H. Weigel
    •  & Jennifer E. Curtis
  • Article
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    Vertically stacked twisted layers of two-dimensional materials can trigger exciting fundamental physics. Here, authors report controlled growth of 30° twisted few-layer SnS2 over SnS2 via van der Waals epitaxy of an SnS intermediate and its transformation in the presence of excess sulfur.

    • Peter Sutter
    • , Rina Ibragimova
    • , Hannu-Pekka Komsa
    • , Bruce A. Parkinson
    •  & Eli Sutter