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  • An article in Nature Materials reports a 3D-printing method to fabricate electrodes that efficiently harness energy from photosynthetic cells.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a surface treatment method that enables biocompatible, versatile and chemically stable functionalization of diamond quantum sensors.

    • Sadra Bakhshandeh
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  • An article in Nature Synthesis reports a rapid and scalable strategy to synthesize a range of high-entropy nanoparticles at atmospheric temperature and pressure.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Nature Communications reports the construction of a material with switchable rigidity and surface lubrication that is inspired by the ability of catfish to evade capture by predators.

    • Hannah Hatcher
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  • An article in Advanced Materials reports an environmentally friendly hybrid mineral that presents the same flexibility and moldability as traditional plastics.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Advanced Functional Materials reports a fully edible, strong and plastic-free straw based on bacterial cellulose.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Nanotechnology reports the transport and interaction mechanisms of short interfering RNA-delivering gold nanoparticles in plant leaves.

    • Christine Horejs
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  • An article in Nature Biomedical Engineering reports an in vivo workflow for the design of lipid nanoparticles to efficiently deliver mRNA to the lungs via nebulization.

    • Christine Horejs
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  • An article in Nature Chemistry reports a tip-manipulated approach to build custom nanoarchitectures on a surface by activating, orienting and coupling together individual building blocks.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Scientific Data reports a universal application programming interface that can be implemented across a range of materials databases, giving researchers standardized access to materials science data.

    • Christine Horejs
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  • An article in Nature Communications maps the adsorption of molecules at different sites on a gold nanoparticle, uncovering varying degrees of positive and negative adsorption cooperativity.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Computational Science reports a recommender system that can identify promising compositions for high-entropy alloys based on information available in existing databases.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reports the large-scale synthesis of an elongated carbon nanobelt with unusual host-guest behaviour.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Biomedical Engineering reports that softening the surface of silicone implants prevents the foreign body response and thus fibrotic encapsulation of the material.

    • Christine Horejs
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  • An article in Nature reports a metal-free, polypeptide-based battery that degrades on demand, in a step towards sustainable batteries.

    • Claire Ashworth
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  • An article in Advanced Materials reports a computational and experimental approach to better understand solid-state ceramic reactions and design more efficient syntheses.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Sustainability reports the use of a common plastic, polyethylene, to make fabrics that have a low environmental footprint and are cheap and recyclable.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Science Advances reports a new approach to stabilizing perovskite precursor solutions for the reproducible fabrication of high-performance solar cells

    • Claire Ashworth
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