Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2017
Bioresponsive materials capable of responding to specific biological cues hold vast promise for developing next-generation precision medications. This Review highlights recent advances in the design of bioresponsive materials and provides insights into design rules as well as future perspectives.
Material design and engineering of next-generation flow-battery technologies
Flow-battery technologies open a new age of large-scale electrical energy-storage systems. This Review highlights the latest innovative materials and their technical feasibility for next-generation flow batteries.
Plasmonic colour generation
Plasmonic colours can be used to colour large surfaces, can be mass-produced and dynamically reconfigured, and can provide sub-diffraction resolution. In this Review, basic properties of plasmonic colours, different platforms supporting them and recent developments in the field are discussed.
Highly crystalline 2D superconductors
Highly crystalline 2D superconductors can exhibit very low sheet resistances and unusual physical properties, such as a quantum metallic state, a quantum Griffiths phase and superconductivity robust against in-plane magnetic fields. The origins of these phenomena and the materials in which they are observed are reviewed.