Volume 2 Issue 4 April 2017

Volume 2 Issue 4

Emerging materials and methods for fabricating 3D micro- and nanostructures provide powerful capabilities of relevance across diverse areas of technology. This Review highlights the latest results and future trends associated with the most powerful methods in 3D printing, folding and assembly. 

See Yihui Zhang et al. 2, 17019 (2017).

Image: John A. Rogers; Cover design: Lauren V. Robinson

Research Highlights

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    High pressure offers a unique degree of freedom for the creation of new materials, leading to new superconductors, superhard materials, high-energy-density materials and exotic chemical materials with unprecedented properties. This Review discusses these materials, along with recently developed theoretical and experimental methods for materials discovery at high pressures.

    • Lijun Zhang
    • , Yanchao Wang
    • , Jian Lv
    •  & Yanming Ma
  • Review Article |

    Liquid-crystalline nanostructures can form well-organized 1D, 2D and 3D channels capable of transporting ions or electrons. In this Review, the design of liquid-crystalline phases, their self-assembled structures, and the fabrication and function of devices incorporating them are described.

    • Takashi Kato
    • , Masafumi Yoshio
    • , Takahiro Ichikawa
    • , Bartolome Soberats
    • , Hiroyuki Ohno
    •  & Masahiro Funahashi
  • Review Article |

    Emerging materials and methods for fabricating 3D micro- and nanostructures provide powerful capabilities of relevance across diverse areas of technology. This Review highlights the latest results and future trends associated with the most powerful methods in 3D printing, folding and assembly.

    • Yihui Zhang
    • , Fan Zhang
    • , Zheng Yan
    • , Qiang Ma
    • , Xiuling Li
    • , Yonggang Huang
    •  & John A. Rogers