Nanoscience and technology

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Nanoscience and technology is the branch of science that studies systems and manipulates matter on atomic, molecular and supramolecular scales (the nanometre scale). On such a length scale, quantum mechanical and surface boundary effects become relevant, conferring properties on materials that are not observable on larger, macroscopic length scales.

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    A high-resolution structure of the human ribosome determined by cryo-electron microscopy visualizes numerous RNA modifications that are concentrated at functional sites with an extended shell, and suggests the possibility of designing more specific ribosome-targeting drugs.

    • S. Kundhavai Natchiar
    • , Alexander G. Myasnikov
    • , Hanna Kratzat
    • , Isabelle Hazemann
    •  & Bruno P. Klaholz
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    Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of infected sand flies. Here the authors describe an atomic resolution cryo-EM structure of the Leishmania ribosome in complex with the recently approved drug paromomycin (PAR) and highlight conserved elements in the drug binding pocket that mediate PAR deleterious effects on the parasite.

    • Moran Shalev-Benami
    • , Yan Zhang
    • , Haim Rozenberg
    • , Yuko Nobe
    • , Masato Taoka
    • , Donna Matzov
    • , Ella Zimmerman
    • , Anat Bashan
    • , Toshiaki Isobe
    • , Charles L. Jaffe
    • , Ada Yonath
    •  & Georgios Skiniotis
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    Porous organic networks are of great fundamental and technological interest. Here, the authors synthesize a three-dimensional porous organic network with high specific surface area via a solid-state explosive reaction of hexaethynyl triptycene single crystals containing primer molecules.

    • Seo-Yoon Bae
    • , Dongwook Kim
    • , Dongbin Shin
    • , Javeed Mahmood
    • , In-Yup Jeon
    • , Sun-Min Jung
    • , Sun-Hee Shin
    • , Seok-Jin Kim
    • , Noejung Park
    • , Myoung Soo Lah
    •  & Jong-Beom Baek
  • Research | | open

    Achieving fast, sensitive and room temperature detection of terahertz waves remains a formidable scientific and technological challenge. Here, the authors propose a compact terahertz device combining concepts from metamaterial resonators, optomechanics and semiconductor nanotechnology.

    • Cherif Belacel
    • , Yanko Todorov
    • , Stefano Barbieri
    • , Djamal Gacemi
    • , Ivan Favero
    •  & Carlo Sirtori
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    Exchange coupling between ferromagnetic and multiferroic materials is a key to magnetoelectric devices but hard to achieve macroscopically. Here, the authors report room–temperature robust and reproducible magnetoelectric switching in Co/BiFeO3 heterostructures with monodomain properties over the entire sample at room temperature.

    • W. Saenrang
    • , B. A. Davidson
    • , F. Maccherozzi
    • , J. P. Podkaminer
    • , J. Irwin
    • , R. D. Johnson
    • , J. W. Freeland
    • , J. Íñiguez
    • , J. L. Schad
    • , K. Reierson
    • , J. C. Frederick
    • , C. A. F. Vaz
    • , L. Howald
    • , T. H. Kim
    • , S. Ryu
    • , M. v. Veenendaal
    • , P. G. Radaelli
    • , S. S. Dhesi
    • , M. S. Rzchowski
    •  & C. B. Eom

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