Volume 2 Issue 7 July 2017

Volume 2 Issue 7

Magnetic skyrmions are topologically protected spin whirls that hold promise for applications because they can be controllably moved, created and annihilated. In this Review, the underlying physics of the stabilization of skyrmions at room temperature and their prospective use for spintronic applications are discussed.

See Albert Fert, Nicolas Reyren & Vincent Cros 2, 17031 (2017). 

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Research Highlights

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Nanotheranostics are nanoscale agents with both therapeutic and diagnostic functions. Cancer nanotheranostics that can be used for characterizing individual tumours, understanding and predicting nanoparticle–tumour interactions, and tailoring nanomedicines for optimized treatment hold great potential to revolutionize drug research and development, and clinical oncology.

    • Hongmin Chen
    • , Weizhong Zhang
    • , Guizhi Zhu
    • , Jin Xie
    •  & Xiaoyuan Chen
  • Review Article |

    Magnetic skyrmions are topologically protected spin whirls that hold promise for applications because they can be controllably moved, created and annihilated. In this Review, the underlying physics of the stabilization of skyrmions at room temperature and their prospective use for spintronic applications are discussed.

    • Albert Fert
    • , Nicolas Reyren
    •  & Vincent Cros
  • Review Article |

    Studying nature to reveal the mechanisms of special wetting phenomena in biological systems can effectively inspire the design and fabrication of functional interfacial materials with superwettability. In this Review, the historical development, new phenomena and emerging applications of superwettability systems are discussed.

    • Mingjie Liu
    • , Shutao Wang
    •  & Lei Jiang