Lauren V. Robinson

Cells on the move

Latest Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Shape-memory materials can generate programmable movements triggered by an external stimulus, such as an environmental change. In this Review, the authors discuss mechanisms, fabrication schemes, characterization methods and applications of the one-way shape-memory effect enabling shape recovery and of reversible shape-memory effects exhibiting actuation behaviour.

    • Andreas Lendlein
    •  & Oliver E. C. Gould
  • Review Article |

    Man-made fibrillar hydrogels mimic the structure of filamentous extracellular matrices and can be used as biomaterials for 3D cell culture and tissue engineering. In this Review, the authors discuss the design and properties of fibrillar hydrogels and explore different building blocks, assembly mechanisms, properties and applications.

    • Elisabeth Prince
    •  & Eugenia Kumacheva
  • Review Article |

    Chalcogenide phase-change materials (PCMs) are leading candidates for non-volatile memory and neuro-inspired computing devices. This Review focuses on the crystallization mechanisms of PCMs as well as the design principles to achieve PCMs with high switching speeds and good data retention, which will aid the development of PCM-based universal memory and neuro-inspired devices.

    • Wei Zhang
    • , Riccardo Mazzarello
    • , Matthias Wuttig
    •  & Evan Ma
  • Review Article |

    Liquid cell electron microscopy provides a unique combination of spatial and temporal resolution, which is useful for imaging static and dynamic processes in liquids. In this Review, we discuss the resolution expected when imaging liquid specimens in transmission electron microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy and consider the benefits of spherical and chromatic aberration for resolution, image interpretability and dose efficiency.

    • Niels de Jonge
    • , Lothar Houben
    • , Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski
    •  & Frances M. Ross
  • Review Article |

    3D electrodes with interconnected and interpenetrating pathways enable efficient electron and ion transport. In this Review, the design and synthesis of such 3D electrodes are discussed, along with their ability to address charge transport limitations at high areal mass loading and to enable composite electrodes with an unprecedented combination of energy and power densities in electrochemical energy storage devices.

    • Hongtao Sun
    • , Jian Zhu
    • , Daniel Baumann
    • , Lele Peng
    • , Yuxi Xu
    • , Imran Shakir
    • , Yu Huang
    •  & Xiangfeng Duan
  • Review Article |

    Ingestible electronics can be used as clinical tools for diagnosis and therapy. In this Review, the authors discuss clinical applications of ingestible electronic devices and highlight materials and sensor technologies, drug delivery applications and major challenges and opportunities for clinical translation, such as safety, powering and communication.

    • Christoph Steiger
    • , Alex Abramson
    • , Phillip Nadeau
    • , Anantha P. Chandrakasan
    • , Robert Langer
    •  & Giovanni Traverso

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