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  • An article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reports azobenzene crystals that roll continuously under visible light, thanks to crystal packing effects that shift azobenzene’s light-responsive window.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Catalysis presents a computationally guided optimization of iron-based cathodes for protonic ceramic fuel cells that led to the fabrication of devices with good efficiency and stability.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Advanced Materials reports biosensor arrays based on a field-effect transistor that can identify bladder cancer with high accuracy from untreated urine samples.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Angewandte Chemie International Edition discovers a pair of colloidal semiconductor magic-size clusters that can isomerize through either a direct and intra-cluster pathway or an indirect and inter-cluster pathway.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature Communications reports on a flexible semimetal with high thermopower that can enable low-temperature solid-state cooling.

    • Charlotte Allard
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  • A manuscript in Advanced Materials reports a strategy to use electrode design to control the formation of the conduction channels in memristors, improving their reliability.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Nature Communications combines electron diffraction and hierarchical cluster analysis to determine the precise, atom-level structure of covalent organic frameworks.

    • Johannes Kreutzer
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  • An article in Angewandte Chemie International Edition finds that a frozen environment can accelerate the degradation of microplastics.

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

    • Charlotte Allard
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  • 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
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  • An article in Nature Communications reports a wireless theranostic contact lens that can sense and treat the onset of glaucoma.

    • Nesma El-Sayed Ibrahim
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  • An article in Nature Synthesis uses dynamic covalent chemistry to synthesize crystalline graphyne on a large scale.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Communications Engineering reports the upcycling of waste plastics from vehicles into graphene that can be then used as an additive in foams for cars.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Nature Communications presents a hardware implementation of a stochastic artificial neural network.

    • Charlotte Allard
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  • An article in Science Advances presents a platform with embedded metal–organic framework nanoparticles for efficient stem cell differentiation with minimal external input.

    • Charlotte Allard
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  • An article in Nature presents a superconducting diode that works without the need for a magnetic field.

    • Giulia Pacchioni
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  • An article in Nature Communications reports a 3D nanoprinting platform that combines a microfluidic atomic force microscope to precisely deposit tiny amounts of polymer ink and surface-initiated crosslinking chemistry to solidify the ink immediately upon delivery.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Nature presents an all-polymer light-emitting diode that can be stretched to 100% strain while preserving a high brightness.

    • Charlotte Allard
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  • An article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reports a family of metal–organic macrocycles that can be envisioned as discrete versions of electrically conductive metal–organic frameworks.

    • Ariane Vartanian
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  • An article in Advanced Materials reports the development of a stretchable, breathable and stable energy harvester that harnesses energy from a range of human movements to power electronic devices.

    • Hannah Hatcher
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