Volume 1 Issue 9 September 2016

Volume 1 Issue 9

With a dangling-bond-free surface, two dimensional layered materials (2DLMs) can enable the creation of diverse van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) without the conventional constraint of lattice matching or process compatibility. This Review discusses the recent advances in exploring 2DLM vdWHs for future electronics and optoelectronics. 

See Yuan Liu et al. 1, 16042 (2016).

Image credit: N. Weiss, Z. Lin and X. Duan

Research Highlights

Comments

  • Comment |

    Nanomedicine may have a delivery problem. Rigorous, realistic and holistic rethinking is needed to improve nanomedicine performance and increase patient benefit in cancer therapy.

    • Twan Lammers
    • , Fabian Kiessling
    • , Marianne Ashford
    • , Wim Hennink
    • , Daan Crommelin
    •  & Gert Storm

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    The fascinating wave phenomenon of ‘bound states in the continuum’ spans different material and wave systems, including electron, electromagnetic and mechanical waves. In this Review, we focus on the common physical mechanisms underlying these bound states, whilst also discussing recent experimental realizations, current applications and future opportunities for research.

    • Chia Wei Hsu
    • , Bo Zhen
    • , A. Douglas Stone
    • , John D. Joannopoulos
    •  & Marin Soljačić
  • Review Article |

    Thermomechanical treatments — cold and hot deformation — are established for polycrystalline metals. Their use on metallic glasses to obtain relaxed and rejuvenated states has just begun to be explored, and holds promise for extending the range of available glassy states and gaining access to improved properties.

    • Yonghao Sun
    • , Amadeu Concustell
    •  & A. Lindsay Greer
  • Review Article |

    With a dangling-bond-free surface, two dimensional layered materials (2DLMs) can enable the creation of diverse van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) without the conventional constraint of lattice matching or process compatibility. This Review discusses the recent advances in exploring 2DLM vdWHs for future electronics and optoelectronics.

    • Yuan Liu
    • , Nathan O. Weiss
    • , Xidong Duan
    • , Hung-Chieh Cheng
    • , Yu Huang
    •  & Xiangfeng Duan
  • Review Article |

    The surface areas of molecular organic cage solids now rival those of metal–organic frameworks. In this Review, the synthesis and structures of various porous organic cages are outlined together with a discussion of the characteristics — such as solubility, polymorphism and modular co-crystallization — that distinguish these cages from their inorganic or hybrid counterparts.

    • Tom Hasell
    •  & Andrew I. Cooper