Volume 2 Issue 5 May 2017

Volume 2 Issue 5

In this Review, the interplay between materials and microfluidics is examined, with the discussion focused on how recent advances in materials fabrication have expanded the frontiers of microfluidic platforms and how the new microfluidic capabilities are, in turn, furthering materials design. 

See Xu Hou et al. 2, 17016 (2017).

Image and design: Rachael Tremlett

Research Highlights

Comments

  • Comment |

    Multiferroics can be used to address fundamental questions on the nature of the universe, providing a platform to test concepts in cosmology and high-energy physics, such as the formation of cosmic strings and the existence of an electron electric dipole moment.

    • Nicola A. Spaldin

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based approaches enable the characterization and manipulation of biological and synthetic biointerfaces, including tissues, cells, membranes, proteins, nucleic acid and functional materials. In this Review, the advantages and limitations of imaging, sensing, parameterizing and designing biointerfaces using AFM techniques are discussed.

    • David Alsteens
    • , Hermann E. Gaub
    • , Richard Newton
    • , Moritz Pfreundschuh
    • , Christoph Gerber
    •  & Daniel J. Müller
  • Review Article |

    Photonic metasurfaces can be used to control the polarization, phase and amplitude of light. Nonlinear metasurfaces enable giant nonlinear optical chirality, realization of the geometric Berry phase, wavefront engineering, and optical switching and modulation, and hold potential for on-chip applications.

    • Guixin Li
    • , Shuang Zhang
    •  & Thomas Zentgraf
  • Review Article |

    In this Review, the interplay between materials and microfluidics is examined, with the discussion focused on how recent advances in materials fabrication have expanded the frontiers of microfluidic platforms and how the new microfluidic capabilities are, in turn, furthering materials design.

    • Xu Hou
    • , Yu Shrike Zhang
    • , Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago
    • , Mario Moisés Alvarez
    • , João Ribas
    • , Steven J. Jonas
    • , Paul S. Weiss
    • , Anne M. Andrews
    • , Joanna Aizenberg
    •  & Ali Khademhosseini
  • Review Article |

    Nanodiagnostics is a rapidly emerging field that leverages advances in nanobiotechnology to better visualize and diagnose disease. In this Review, we provide an overview of several clinically relevant imaging modalities and discuss how nanodiagnostics are enhancing their use.

    • Seung-min Park
    • , Amin Aalipour
    • , Ophir Vermesh
    • , Jung Ho Yu
    •  & Sanjiv S. Gambhir

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