Volume 1 Issue 7, July 2016

Volume 1 Issue 7

Magnetic skyrmions are quasiparticles that hold promise for future spintronic devices. In this Review, the detection, creation, manipulation and deletion of individual skyrmions in ultrathin films and in multilayers are surveyed, and their control by currents and external fields is discussed.


See Roland Wiesendanger 1, 16044 (2016).

Roland Wiesendanger

Research Highlights


  • Review Article |

    Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics offer new means of implementing adaptive electronics and optoelectronics, taking advantage of the coupling between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor properties in piezoelectric semiconductor nanomaterials. This Review discusses the recent progress in piezotronics and piezo-phototronics, as well as future research directions.

    • Wenzhuo Wu
    •  & Zhong Lin Wang
  • Review Article |

    Graphene has now enabled the development of faster and more powerful batteries and supercapacitors. In this Review, we discuss the current status of graphene in energy storage, highlight ongoing research activities and present some solutions for existing challenges.

    • Maher F. El-Kady
    • , Yuanlong Shao
    •  & Richard B. Kaner
  • Review Article |

    The clinical translation of biomaterials for tissue engineering reveals their therapeutic performance and relevance, and thus enables the improvement of biomaterials design. In this Review, the design and translation of biomaterials, particularly cartilage and cornea repair, and a new understanding of the interaction between biomaterials and the host immune system are discussed.

    • Kaitlyn Sadtler
    • , Anirudha Singh
    • , Matthew T. Wolf
    • , Xiaokun Wang
    • , Drew M. Pardoll
    •  & Jennifer H. Elisseeff

    Nature Outlook: