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Our June issue

Nanoreactors for particle synthesis, excitons in van der Waals heterostructures, regulating trained immunity with nanomedicine, anomalous Hall antiferromagnets & mental health in graduate school.


  • An expanse of solar panels and wind turbines

    Materials science plays a major role in the development of green technologies, which are key to address climate change. Our collection of articles highlights advances in batteries and energy storage, solar energy, catalysis and approaches to create a sustainable future.

  • Two faces looking at each other are overlaid on a neural network

    Machine learning is a powerful tool in materials research. Our collection of articles looks in depth at applications of machine learning in various areas of materials science.

  • ECR peer-review initiative

    Nature Reviews Materials is committed to facilitating training in peer review and to ensuring that everyone involved in our peer-review process is appropriately recognised. We have therefore joined an initiative to allow and encourage established referees to involve one early-career researcher in our peer-review process.

  • Bioengineering for Global Health Webinar

    BioGloW brings together researchers, healthcare providers, policy makers, and scientific editors to discuss the impact of bioengineering research on global health challenges and future directions for improving equity in access to healthcare, research and publishing.


    • Mechanically and chemically induced phase transitions in 2D materials offer access to new properties, opening up paths towards future applications. This Review summarizes the theoretical models and experimental processes for inducing phase transformations in 2D materials, especially graphene to 2D diamond, and examines the associated applications.

      • Francesco Lavini
      • Martin Rejhon
      • Elisa Riedo
      Review Article
    • Architected materials are a class of materials with structures intermediate in scale between atomic arrangement and bulk dimensions; this additional degree of freedom enables unique properties and functionalities. This Review describes the state of the art in architected materials that are responsive to various stimuli.

      • Xiaoxing Xia
      • Christopher M. Spadaccini
      • Julia R. Greer
      Review Article
    • Engineers have long sought to fabricate vascular networks to deliver oxygen and nutrients within engineered human tissues for regenerative medicine applications. This Review highlights how materials advances have enabled the development of vascular engineering approaches driven by both technology and nature.

      • Colleen O’Connor
      • Eileen Brady
      • Kelly R. Stevens
      Review Article
    • 2D materials hold promise as inks for printed technologies. This Review discusses ink formulation processes, from materials selection and deposition techniques to applications, and the perspectives for the commercialization of printed devices.

      • Sergio Pinilla
      • João Coelho
      • Valeria Nicolosi
      Review Article
    • Flexible self-charging power sources harvest energy from the ambient environment and simultaneously charge energy-storage devices. This Review discusses different kinds of available energy devices, power management strategies and applications of power-source integration in soft electronics.

      • Ruiyuan Liu
      • Zhong Lin Wang
      • Takao Someya
      Review Article
  • An article in Angewandte Chemie International Edition finds that a frozen environment can accelerate the degradation of microplastics.

    • Ariane Vartanian
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Nature Materials uses entropy engineering to fabricate capacitors with high energy density.

    • Charlotte Allard
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Nature Materials sheds light on the mechanisms underlying dendrite formation in solid-state batteries and shows that a well-chosen metallic interlayer at the electrode–electrolyte interface can mitigate dendrite growth.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Nature Communications reports a wireless theranostic contact lens that can sense and treat the onset of glaucoma.

    • Nesma El-Sayed Ibrahim
    Research Highlight
  • Scientists need to come together to fight for human rights, science diplomacy and peace, says Zafra Lerman, a chemist who has been working for many years on human rights abuses against scientists and on the use of science as a bridge to peace.

    • Zafra Lerman
    World View
  • An article in Nature Synthesis uses dynamic covalent chemistry to synthesize crystalline graphyne on a large scale.

    • Ariane Vartanian
    Research Highlight
A colorful artistic impression of a metal-organic framework

Inclusivity in materials science

This collection brings together articles discussing how the materials science community can become more inclusive, featuring action points and uncovering systemic problems underlying the current lack of diversity in academia and beyond.