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Our August issue

This issue feature articles on phase change materials, polymeric proton conductors, and intracellular diffusion. We also feature a Perspective on carbon nanotubes as quantum light sources.

Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Metallic ferromagnetism is reported in an exfoliated monolayer of the van der Waals material Fe3GeTe2.

    • Zaiyao Fei
    • , Bevin Huang
    • , Paul Malinowski
    • , Wenbo Wang
    • , Tiancheng Song
    • , Joshua Sanchez
    • , Wang Yao
    • , Di Xiao
    • , Xiaoyang Zhu
    • , Andrew F. May
    • , Weida Wu
    • , David H. Cobden
    • , Jiun-Haw Chu
    •  & Xiaodong Xu
  • Letter |

    A thorough analysis of the optical and transport properties of several two-dimensional organic conductors and insulators with varying on-site correlation strengths and bandwidths led to a quantitative phase diagram for pristine Mott insulators.

    • A. Pustogow
    • , M. Bories
    • , A. Löhle
    • , R. Rösslhuber
    • , E. Zhukova
    • , B. Gorshunov
    • , S. Tomić
    • , J. A. Schlueter
    • , R. Hübner
    • , T. Hiramatsu
    • , Y. Yoshida
    • , G. Saito
    • , R. Kato
    • , T.-H. Lee
    • , V. Dobrosavljević
    • , S. Fratini
    •  & M. Dressel
  • Article |

    Sputtered BixSe(1–x) thin films can generate very large current-induced spin–orbit torque, capable to switch both in-plane and out-of-plane magnetized CoFeB-based structures deposited on top, at room temperature.

    • Mahendra DC
    • , Roberto Grassi
    • , Jun-Yang Chen
    • , Mahdi Jamali
    • , Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey
    • , Delin Zhang
    • , Zhengyang Zhao
    • , Hongshi Li
    • , P. Quarterman
    • , Yang Lv
    • , Mo Li
    • , Aurelien Manchon
    • , K. Andre Mkhoyan
    • , Tony Low
    •  & Jian-Ping Wang

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Magnetization in magnetoresistive memory devices can be controlled at room temperature by spin–orbit torques originating from the surface states of topological insulators.

    • Chi-Feng Pai
  • Editorial |

    Lessons learnt from Horizon 2020 and a determination to become a world-class hub for entrepreneurship form the basis of the European Commission’s ambitious Research and Innovation budget.

  • News & Views |

    Single-particle tracking of nanoparticles dispersed in the cytoplasm of living cells shows that non-specific interactions with the intracellular environment are the major contributors for the anomalous diffusion characteristics of intracellular motion.

    • Matthias Weiss
  • News & Views |

    Charge order has been established as a ubiquitous instability of the underdoped copper-oxide superconductors. New investigations reveal that it extends to the overdoped side of the phase diagram, a region otherwise known to host a conventional Fermi liquid state.

    • Jonathan Pelliciari
    •  & Riccardo Comin
  • News & Views |

    Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of MoS2 doped with Rb atoms unveiled the existence of polarons, whose presence seems to coincide with the onset of superconductivity.

    • Kai Rossnagel

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