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December issue live

In this issue we feature a Focus on 2D quantum materials. We also feature research on controlled colloidal assembly, solar flow batteries, and membrane processing using porous liquids.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Extrusion-based bioprinting has been shown to rapidly and reproducibly generate kidney organoids from a cell-only paste, with the number and maturation of functional units within the kidney tissue capable of being further improved by bioprinting tissue sheets.

    • Kynan T. Lawlor
    • , Jessica M. Vanslambrouck
    • , J. William Higgins
    • , Alison Chambon
    • , Kristina Bishard
    • , Derek Arndt
    • , Pei Xuan Er
    • , Sean B. Wilson
    • , Sara E. Howden
    • , Ker Sin Tan
    • , Fanyi Li
    • , Lorna J. Hale
    • , Benjamin Shepherd
    • , Stephen Pentoney
    • , Sharon C. Presnell
    • , Alice E. Chen
    •  & Melissa H. Little
  • Article |

    Two-dimensional MOFs can possess porosity and electrical conductivity but are difficult to grow as single crystals. Here, by balancing in-plane and out-of-plane interactions, single crystals of sizes up to 200 µm are grown, allowing in-plane transport measurements and atomic-resolution analysis.

    • Jin-Hu Dou
    • , Maxx Q. Arguilla
    • , Yi Luo
    • , Jian Li
    • , Weizhe Zhang
    • , Lei Sun
    • , Jenna L. Mancuso
    • , Luming Yang
    • , Tianyang Chen
    • , Lucas R. Parent
    • , Grigorii Skorupskii
    • , Nicole J. Libretto
    • , Chenyue Sun
    • , Min Chieh Yang
    • , Phat Vinh Dip
    • , Edward J. Brignole
    • , Jeffrey T. Miller
    • , Jing Kong
    • , Christopher H. Hendon
    • , Junliang Sun
    •  & Mircea Dincă
  • Review Article |

    Magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene plays host to many interesting phenomena, including superconductivity. This Review highlights key research results in the field, points toward important open questions, and comments on the place of magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene in the strongly correlated quantum matter world.

    • Eva Y. Andrei
    •  & Allan H. MacDonald
  • Review Article |

    This Review highlights the recent emergence of stem-cell-derived embryo models for the purpose of advancing our understanding of mammalian embryology as well as their potential uses in regenerative and reproductive medicine.

    • Jianping Fu
    • , Aryeh Warmflash
    •  & Matthias P. Lutolf
  • Review Article |

    This Review provides an overview of bioengineering technologies that can be harnessed to facilitate the culture, self-organization and functionality of human pluripotent stem cell-derived organoids.

    • Elena Garreta
    • , Roger D. Kamm
    • , Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes
    • , Madeline A. Lancaster
    • , Ron Weiss
    • , Xavier Trepat
    • , Insoo Hyun
    •  & Nuria Montserrat
  • Article |

    Microporous annealed-particle degradable scaffolds have been developed and shown to induce type 2 innate and adaptive immune response that facilitated skin wound healing.

    • Donald R. Griffin
    • , Maani M. Archang
    • , Chen-Hsiang Kuan
    • , Westbrook M. Weaver
    • , Jason S. Weinstein
    • , An Chieh Feng
    • , Amber Ruccia
    • , Elias Sideris
    • , Vasileios Ragkousis
    • , Jaekyung Koh
    • , Maksim V. Plikus
    • , Dino Di Carlo
    • , Tatiana Segura
    •  & Philip O. Scumpia

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    The discovery of long-range magnetic order, strong correlations and superconductivity in 2D materials provides new opportunities to study and control these phenomena.

  • News & Views |

    Colloidal structures and lattices made of patchy particles with chemically distinct lobes are formed by exploring site-specific depletion forces. This approach introduces a simple route to assemble colloidal superlattices.

    • Bas G. P. van Ravensteijn
    • , Patrick A. Hage
    •  & Ilja K. Voets
  • News & Views |

    A dose threshold of one trillion nanoparticles in mice has been discovered and is shown to be crucial for overwhelming the nanoparticle uptake kinetics of liver Kupffer cells and for ensuring efficient nanoparticle delivery into solid tumours upon intravenous administration.

    • Twan Lammers
  • News & Views |

    Surface ledges of β-Ga2O3 (100) substrates guide the unidirectional nucleation and growth of transition metal dichalcogenides, achieving centimetre-long, single-crystalline and densely aligned nanoribbons in wafer scale.

    • Juan Carlos Idrobo
  • Comment |

    Strong light–matter coupling in quantum cavities provides a pathway to break fundamental materials symmetries, like time-reversal symmetry in chiral cavities. This Comment discusses the potential to realize non-equilibrium states of matter that have so far been only accessible in ultrafast and ultrastrong laser-driven materials.

    • Hannes Hübener
    • , Umberto De Giovannini
    • , Christian Schäfer
    • , Johan Andberger
    • , Michael Ruggenthaler
    • , Jerome Faist
    •  & Angel Rubio

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