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Fabrication and performance of highly stacked GeSi nanowire field effect transistors

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  • Yi-Chun Liu
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    Dr. Chunxu Qu is a professor from Dalian University of Technology in China, with expertise in the field of structural dynamic analysis. His research focus utilizes from monitoring and data vibrating tests to accurately identify the modal properties of structures. He is also dedicated to developing advanced techniques for controlling structural vibrations.

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    Listen to the Nature Podcast bringing to life a study published in Communications Engineering from the lab of Manu Prakash. The work demonstrates the fabrication of absorbent materials from the drought tolerant plant agave sisalana. The findings suggest a route to the local production of hygiene products such as menstrual pads in regions where there is more limited access to sanitary products.

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    We have launched a call for papers on Optical Computing. We welcome submissions exploring cutting-edge research and advancements in the field of optical computing and its interdisciplinary applications.

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  • Mueller matrix microscopy is capable of mapping tissue architecture at the subcellular level. Wan, Dong and colleagues report an unsupervised learning approach to identify pathological structures by clustering polarization features in Muller matrix images. This approach enables the identification of microstructures subtypes invisible in nonpolarized optical images.

    • Jiachen Wan
    • Yang Dong
    • Hui Ma
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Yanqing Su, Wanmin Lin colleagues report the construction of an instance-based learning classifier by non-specific hybridization of DNA sequences both in simulation and in a small-scale experiment. The approach is simple, robust and scalable to larger classification applications.

    • Yanqing Su
    • Wanmin Lin
    • Wenbin Liu
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Bablich and colleagues report an Intrinsic Photomixing Detector (IPD), a cost-effective amorphous silicon device, enabling high-bandwidth, long-distance, and high accuracy Time-of-Flight optical ranging even in low light conditions. The device allows for large-scale integration on silicon or flexible platforms.

    • Andreas Bablich
    • Maurice Müller
    • Peter Haring Bolívar
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Anton Molina and colleagues demonstrate the fabrication of absorbent materials from the drought tolerant plant agave sisalana (sometimes known as sisal). The findings suggest a route toward local production of the absorbent component of menstrual pads in low- and middle-income countries, where there is more limited access to sanitary products.

    • Anton Molina
    • Anesta Kothari
    • Manu Prakash
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Yao Xiao and colleagues report a graph-based machine learning algorithm for categorising and then more efficiently distributing code segments across different processing units in heterogeneous hardware platforms. The approach leads to more efficient processing, vital for future developments harnessing AI, for example in fields such as autonomous vehicles and machine vision.

    • Yao Xiao
    • Guixiang Ma
    • Paul Bogdan
    ArticleOpen Access
    • Elastocaloric cooling devices utilize the latent heat that shape memory alloys generate when subjected to stress to generate large temperature variations. Wang and colleagues discuss key challenges of the practical application of elastocaloric cooling systems including materials fabrication, force actuation and heat transfer enhancement.

      • Yao Wang
      • Ye Liu
      • Suxin Qian
      PerspectiveOpen Access
    • Ahmed Othman and colleagues review flow control strategies used by birds, insects and aquatic animals, and how they have been adopted in engineered devices. The focus on passive and local flow control is of particular relevance to the design of small uncrewed aerial and aquatic vehicles.

      • Ahmed K. Othman
      • Diaa A. Zekry
      • Aimy A. Wissa
      Review ArticleOpen Access
    • The climate crisis, the Covid pandemic and rapid urban growth amongst other factors are leaving populations increasingly vulnerable to breakdown in key infrastructure systems. This includes the built structures that form our living and working environment, the transport and communications networks that serve us and the utilities that enable us to live comfortably.

      • Carmine Galasso
      • Janise McNair
      • Zhijie (Sasha) Dong
      ViewpointOpen Access
  • Nanomaterial solutions to sustainable development goals are hindered in their path to commercialisation by an early-stage reliance on single metric optimisation. Here we formulate the PSEC challenge (Performance, Scalability, Environment and Cost) to integrate broader sustainability thinking with precise technical solutions and so enable successful commercialisation of these advanced materials.

    • Robert Pilling
    • Stuart R. Coles
    • Siddharth V. Patwardhan
    CommentOpen Access
  • On International Women in Engineering Day, we outline the ways that Communications Engineering supports the equitable inclusion of women in our publishing activities. We also suggest ways in which researchers can be supporters of diversity and inclusion when publishing their own research.

    EditorialOpen Access
  • Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of Communications Engineering. We reflect on our progress and welcome in the second year by announcing some new projects and content.

    EditorialOpen Access
  • A recent publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a fluid-based building interface to reduce energy use for heating, cooling and lighting by selectively tuning light absorption and dispersion. Models showed that this system could reduce the annual energy consumption by up to 43% compared to existing technologies.

    • Mengying Su
    Research HighlightOpen Access
  • Dr. Robert Lang describes how he approaches building origami structures and offers thoughts on the future of origami research.

    Q&AOpen Access
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Communications Engineering across the Nature Portfolio

Here we showcase Research Highlights and News and Views articles published in Nature and the Nature Research and Reviews journals covering Communications Engineering publications. We also present Nature’s multimedia coverage of our research content.
  • Communications Engineering in-house editors