Physical sciences

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    | Open Access

    Alternative carbene precursors for metal-catalyzed cross coupling may expand the portfolio of methods for C-C bond construction. Here, the authors report a Suzuki−Miyaura coupling of Pd−carbene complexes formed by desulfurization of thioureas or thioamides and affording a broad array of amidinium salts and diaryl ketones.

    • Shaoyu Mai
    • , Wendong Li
    • , Xue Li
    • , Yingwei Zhao
    •  & Qiuling Song
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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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    | Open Access

    The Lys48-linked polyubiquitin-mediated proteasomal degradation in yeast depends on Cdc48 and its cofactors Ufd1 and Npl4. Here, the authors present crystal structures of Npl4 bound to Lys48-linked diubiquitin and the Npl4-binding motif of Ufd1, providing insights into the reaction mechanism of the Cdc48- Ufd1/Npl4 complex.

    • Yusuke Sato
    • , Hikaru Tsuchiya
    • , Atsushi Yamagata
    • , Kei Okatsu
    • , Keiji Tanaka
    • , Yasushi Saeki
    •  & Shuya Fukai
  • Perspective
    | Open Access

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversion provide an alternative approach to synthesis of useful fuels and chemicals. Here, Ye et al. give a comprehensive perspective on the current state of the art and outlook of CO2 catalytic hydrogenation to the synthesis of light olefins, dimethyl ether, liquid fuels, and alcohols.

    • Run-Ping Ye
    • , Jie Ding
    • , Weibo Gong
    • , Morris D. Argyle
    • , Qin Zhong
    • , Yujun Wang
    • , Christopher K. Russell
    • , Zhenghe Xu
    • , Armistead G. Russell
    • , Qiaohong Li
    • , Maohong Fan
    •  & Yuan-Gen Yao
  • Article
    | Open Access

    The design of protein assemblies is a major thrust for biomolecular engineering and nanobiotechnology. Here the authors demonstrate a general mechanism for designing allosteric macromolecular assemblies and showcase a proof of concept for engineered allosteric protein assembly.

    • Luis A. Campos
    • , Rajendra Sharma
    • , Sara Alvira
    • , Federico M. Ruiz
    • , Beatriz Ibarra-Molero
    • , Mourad Sadqi
    • , Carlos Alfonso
    • , Germán Rivas
    • , Jose M. Sanchez-Ruiz
    • , Antonio Romero Garrido
    • , José M. Valpuesta
    •  & Victor Muñoz
  • Article
    | Open Access

    miRNA142-3p and Tet2 are separately known to regulate Treg. Here the authors show that miRNA142-3p targets Tet2 and by this opposes Treg differentiation in autoimmune diabetes.

    • Martin G. Scherm
    • , Isabelle Serr
    • , Adam M. Zahm
    • , Jonathan Schug
    • , Saverio Bellusci
    • , Rossella Manfredini
    • , Victoria K. Salb
    • , Katharina Gerlach
    • , Benno Weigmann
    • , Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
    • , Klaus H. Kaestner
    •  & Carolin Daniel
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Past Indian summer monsoon (ISM) changes are not well understood. The application of an energetic framework to a transient model simulation shows that ISM influences have changed in the past, with rising water vapor more important during deglaciation, whereas cloud feedbacks dominated during the Holocene.

    • Chetankumar Jalihal
    • , Jayaraman Srinivasan
    •  & Arindam Chakraborty
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Glioblastoma cells are known to be able to adapt easily to different environments. The authors study the dynamic adaptation of glioblastoma cells to the heterogenous brain tumor microenvironment, showing that tumor cells demonstrate varying plasticity of their transcriptomic profiles and an ability to survive new stimuli, in part, by propagating stochastic perturbations over their gene-regulatory network.

    • Orieta Celiku
    • , Mark R. Gilbert
    •  & Orit Lavi
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Graft versus host disease (GvHD) still hinders allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Here, the authors use metabolomics to analyze two cohorts of paired transplant recipients and donors, identifying significant differences in both host- and microbiota-derived metabolites.

    • David Michonneau
    • , Eleonora Latis
    • , Emmanuel Curis
    • , Laetitia Dubouchet
    • , Sivapriya Ramamoorthy
    • , Brian Ingram
    • , Régis Peffault de Latour
    • , Marie Robin
    • , Flore Sicre de Fontbrune
    • , Sylvie Chevret
    • , Lars Rogge
    •  & Gérard Socié
  • Article
    | Open Access

    The D$${}^{{\prime\prime} }$$ layer in the Earth’s lower mantle involves a seismic discontinuity which is often assigned to a mineral phase transition to post-perovskite, however, as this phase transition occurs over broad region the assignment of seismic boundaries remains unclear. Here, the authors find that due to the kinetics of the bridgmanite to post-perovskite transformation, thick transition layers can be detected by seismic reflections, unlike previously thought.

    • Christopher Langrand
    • , Denis Andrault
    • , Stéphanie Durand
    • , Zuzana Konôpková
    • , Nadège Hilairet
    • , Christine Thomas
    •  & Sébastien Merkel
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Enantioselective oxidative cross-coupling of unactivated C(sp3)−H bonds and terminal alkynes is challenging. Here, the authors developed a copper/cinchona alkaloid catalyst for the asymmetric Sonogashira-type alkynylation of C(sp3)-H bonds via radical intermediates.

    • Zhen-Hua Zhang
    • , Xiao-Yang Dong
    • , Xuan-Yi Du
    • , Qiang-Shuai Gu
    • , Zhong-Liang Li
    •  & Xin-Yuan Liu
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Cell senescence involves stable arrest of cell proliferation and changes in gene expression and 3D genome reorganization. Here, the authors show that human condensin II complex participates in reorganization of the chromatin compartments, primarily through switching from heterochromatic B to euchromatic A compartments.

    • Osamu Iwasaki
    • , Hideki Tanizawa
    • , Kyoung-Dong Kim
    • , Andrew Kossenkov
    • , Timothy Nacarelli
    • , Sanki Tashiro
    • , Sonali Majumdar
    • , Louise C. Showe
    • , Rugang Zhang
    •  & Ken-ichi Noma
  • Article
    | Open Access

    UVRAG is involved in autophagy, which loses its tumour suppressor functions when in its truncated form in cancers. Here, the authors use a mouse model that inducibly express this truncated protein and show impaired autophagy, enhanced inflammation and β-catenin stabilisation, which promotes spontaneous tumorigenesis.

    • Christine Quach
    • , Ying Song
    • , Hongrui Guo
    • , Shun Li
    • , Hadi Maazi
    • , Marshall Fung
    • , Nathaniel Sands
    • , Douglas O’Connell
    • , Sara Restrepo-Vassalli
    • , Billy Chai
    • , Dali Nemecio
    • , Vasu Punj
    • , Omid Akbari
    • , Gregory E. Idos
    • , Shannon M. Mumenthaler
    • , Nancy Wu
    • , Sue Ellen Martin
    • , Ashley Hagiya
    • , James Hicks
    • , Hengmin Cui
    •  & Chengyu Liang
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Single-molecule in vitro assays require dedicated confocal microscopes equipped with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) modules. Here the authors present a compact, cheap and open-source 3D-printed confocal microscope for single photon counting and FCS measurements, and use it to detect α-synuclein aggregation.

    • James W. P. Brown
    • , Arnaud Bauer
    • , Mark E Polinkovsky
    • , Akshay Bhumkar
    • , Dominic J. B. Hunter
    • , Katharina Gaus
    • , Emma Sierecki
    •  & Yann Gambin
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    XACT is a primate-specific TE-derived lncRNA that coats active X chromosomes in pluripotent cells and may contribute to species-specific regulation of X chromosome inactivation. Here, the authors investigate TEs associated with the XACT locus and identify a critical enhancer for its regulation, which evolved from an ancestral group of mammalian endogenous retroviruses, prior to the emergence of XACT.

    • Miguel Casanova
    • , Madeleine Moscatelli
    • , Louis Édouard Chauvière
    • , Christophe Huret
    • , Julia Samson
    • , Tharvesh Moideen Liyakat Ali
    • , Olga Rosspopoff
    •  & Claire Rougeulle
  • Article
    | Open Access

    In Suzuki coupling reactions, excellent catalytic performance require negatively charged Pd species and the avoidance of metal leaching or clustering. Here the authors implanted Pd sites into an intermetallic electride, Y3Pd2, which serves as an efficient and stable catalyst for Suzuki coupling reactions.

    • Tian-Nan Ye
    • , Yangfan Lu
    • , Zewen Xiao
    • , Jiang Li
    • , Takuya Nakao
    • , Hitoshi Abe
    • , Yasuhiro Niwa
    • , Masaaki Kitano
    • , Tomofumi Tada
    •  & Hideo Hosono
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Engineered biological nanopores enable observation of single molecule chemistry events; however a cylindrical pore geometry can have undesired effects. The authors report a conical biological pore which was embedded with tetrachloroaurate(III) to allow for discrimination between different biothiols.

    • Jiao Cao
    • , Wendong Jia
    • , Jinyue Zhang
    • , Xiumei Xu
    • , Shuanghong Yan
    • , Yuqin Wang
    • , Panke Zhang
    • , Hong-Yuan Chen
    •  & Shuo Huang
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Earth’s carbon cycle and oceanic magnesium cycle are controlled by processes such as weathering, volcanism and precipitation of carbonates, such as dolomite. Here, the authors contradict the view that modern dolomite formation is rare and suggest instead that dolomite accounts for ~40–60% of the global oceanic Mg output in the last 20 Ma.

    • Netta Shalev
    • , Tomaso R. R. Bontognali
    • , C. Geoffrey Wheat
    •  & Derek Vance
  • Article
    | Open Access

    While the cellular recycling process autophagy has been linked to aging, the impact of selective autophagy on lifespan remains unclear. Here Kumsta et al. show that the autophagy receptor p62/SQSTM1 is required for hormetic benefits and p62/SQSTM1 overexpression is sufficient to extend C. elegans lifespan and improve proteostasis.

    • Caroline Kumsta
    • , Jessica T. Chang
    • , Reina Lee
    • , Ee Phie Tan
    • , Yongzhi Yang
    • , Rute Loureiro
    • , Elizabeth H. Choy
    • , Shaun H. Y. Lim
    • , Isabel Saez
    • , Alexander Springhorn
    • , Thorsten Hoppe
    • , David Vilchez
    •  & Malene Hansen
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Atomic clocks are based on the frequency of optical transitions and offer high precision. Here the authors demonstrate a configuration crossing in the highly charged ion praseodymium (Pr$${}^{9+}$$9+) and determine the frequency of a potential reference transition for a highly charged ion clock.

    • H. Bekker
    • , A. Borschevsky
    • , Z. Harman
    • , C. H. Keitel
    • , T. Pfeifer
    • , P. O. Schmidt
    • , J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
    •  & J. C. Berengut
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Structural diversity of organic fluorophores is of importance for several applications (fluorescent markers, photosensitizers, etc.). Here the authors report a method to merge radical chemistry with C–H activation to construct a brand-new class of flavylium fluorophores starting from (hetero)aryl ketones and alkynes.

    • Jiangliang Yin
    • , Yuming Zhang
    • , Jian Li
    • , Lei Zhu
    • , Yu Lan
    •  & Jingsong You
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Performing intravital imaging of the colon in mouse models is challenging due to the colon’s anatomic location and motility. Here, the authors develop a murine colonic window for intravital chronic imaging that maximises long-term animal survival and minimises motion artefacts.

    • Nikolai Rakhilin
    • , Aliesha Garrett
    • , Chi-Yong Eom
    • , Katherine Ramos Chavez
    • , David M. Small
    • , Andrea R. Daniel
    • , Melanie M. Kaelberer
    • , Menansili A. Mejooli
    • , Qiang Huang
    • , Shengli Ding
    • , David G. Kirsch
    • , Diego V. Bohórquez
    • , Nozomi Nishimura
    • , Bradley B. Barth
    •  & Xiling Shen
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Multiple sequence alignments of proteins carry information about evolution, the protein’s fitness landscape and its stability in the face of mutations. Here, the authors demonstrate the utility of latent space models learned using variational autoencoders to infer these properties from sequences.

    • Xinqiang Ding
    • , Zhengting Zou
    •  & Charles L. Brooks III
  • Article
    | Open Access

    It was known that prolonged TRMPL1 activation induces TFEB translocation and upregulates autophagic gene regulation. Here, the authors show that acute TRMPL1 activation also induces autophagy through VPS34 and by lysosomal calcium release independent of TFEB.

    • A. Scotto Rosato
    • , S. Montefusco
    • , C. Soldati
    • , S. Di Paola
    • , A. Capuozzo
    • , J. Monfregola
    • , E. Polishchuk
    • , A. Amabile
    • , C. Grimm
    • , A. Lombardo
    • , M. A. De Matteis
    • , A. Ballabio
    •  & D. L. Medina
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Plasmodium growth is adapted to the reproductive cycle of mosquitoes, but underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, Lampe et al. show that the blood-meal induced miR-276 balances the termination of the mosquito amino acid catabolism and egg development, providing nutrients for Plasmodium sporozoite development.

    • Lena Lampe
    • , Marius Jentzsch
    • , Sylwia Kierszniowska
    •  & Elena A. Levashina
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    The contribution of symbiotic dinitrogen fixation to the forest carbon sink could change throughout forest succession. Here the authors model nitrogen cycling and light competition between trees based on data from Panamanian forest plots, showing that fixation contributes substantially to the carbon sink in early successional stages.

    • Jennifer H. Levy-Varon
    • , Sarah A. Batterman
    • , David Medvigy
    • , Xiangtao Xu
    • , Jefferson S. Hall
    • , Michiel van Breugel
    •  & Lars O. Hedin
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Hyperconjugative aromaticity combines the concepts of hyperconjugation and aromaticity and explains cyclopentadiene stability. Here, the authors demonstrate extended hyperconjugative aromaticity in a metallated indole ring, which shows extended electron conjugation due to the dual hyperconjugation.

    • Kui Xiao
    • , Yu Zhao
    • , Jun Zhu
    •  & Liang Zhao
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Energy transfer in light harvesting complexes involves electronic, vibrational, and vibronic couplings which are challenging to resolve. Here the authors observe the time-evolution of vibronic coherences driving charge transfer in a photoexcited solvated transition metal complex by two- and three-dimensional electronic-vibrational spectroscopy.

    • James D. Gaynor
    • , Jason Sandwisch
    •  & Munira Khalil
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Fast ignition is an interesting scheme for nuclear fusion reaction. Here the authors show electron generation using intense short laser pulses and energy transport by coupling the laser energy to the imploded plasma core as in the ICF conditions.

    • T. Gong
    • , H. Habara
    • , K. Sumioka
    • , M. Yoshimoto
    • , Y. Hayashi
    • , S. Kawazu
    • , T. Otsuki
    • , T. Matsumoto
    • , T. Minami
    • , K. Abe
    • , K. Aizawa
    • , Y. Enmei
    • , Y. Fujita
    • , A. Ikegami
    • , H. Makiyama
    • , K. Okazaki
    • , K. Okida
    • , T. Tsukamoto
    • , Y. Arikawa
    • , S. Fujioka
    • , Y. Iwasa
    • , S. Lee
    • , H. Nagatomo
    • , H. Shiraga
    • , K. Yamanoi
    • , M. S. Wei
    •  & K. A. Tanaka
  • Article
    | Open Access

    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
  • Perspective
    | Open Access

    Diamond colour centres have applications in quantum sensing, quantum communication and other important technologies. Bradac et al. survey the progress made in using group IV defect centres, which are anticipated to have practical advantages over the more commonly-used nitrogen vacancy centres.

    • Carlo Bradac
    • , Weibo Gao
    • , Jacopo Forneris
    • , Matthew E. Trusheim
    •  & Igor Aharonovich