A person wearing a brain–computer interface.

February issue now out

This month’s issue features stretchable nanoscale dielectrics, three-dimensional flexible electronics, and long-range wireless data links, as well as our technology of the year.


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    To mark the first five years of Nature Electronics, we will be publishing a series of short articles in 2023 that explore key topics in the field through the research that has been featured in the pages of the journal.

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  • The Curie temperature of Fe5+xGeTe2 thin films can be modulated from 260 to 380 K via iron doping, allowing the two-dimensional material to be used to create planar spiral inductors and low-pass Butterworth filters.

    • Zihan Li
    • Shanshan Liu
    • Faxian Xiu
  • An organogel that is based on poly(vinyl alcohol)–sodium borate and contains a percolating conductive network of silver particles and liquid metal microdroplets exhibits spontaneous mechanical and electrical self-healing, as well as an electrical conductivity of 7 × 104 S m−1.

    • Yongyi Zhao
    • Yunsik Ohm
    • Carmel Majidi
  • Wireless ingestible microdevices can be tracked through the gastrointestinal tract of large animals in real time and with millimetre-scale spatial resolution by generating three-dimensional magnetic field gradients in the gastrointestinal field-of-view using high-efficiency planar electromagnetic coils, which encode each spatial point with a distinct magnetic field magnitude.

    • Saransh Sharma
    • Khalil B. Ramadi
    • Azita Emami
  • Micro-light-emitting-diode display applications are growing quickly as technology companies begin to use them in a range of products. Key to the development of these applications was the miniaturization of gallium nitride light-emitting diodes. Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin recount how this was achieved.

    • Hongxing Jiang
    • Jingyu Lin
    Reverse Engineering
  • Brain–computer interfaces are our 2023 technology of the year.

  • Fifty years after the term brain–computer interface was coined, the neurotechnology is being pursued by an array of start-up companies using a variety of different technologies. But the path to clinical and commercial success remains uncertain.

    • Liam Drew
    News Feature
  • Optical interfaces could be used to address challenges related to scaling, precision and invasiveness in the development of brain–machine interfaces.

    • Nathan Tessema Ersaro
    • Cem Yalcin
    • Rikky Muller

Neuromorphic computing

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence is asking questions about what is the best way to build a computer, and approaches that derive inspiration from the brain could provide an answer. Here, in a series of articles, we explore what such neuromorphic computing can do.