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January issue out now

This issue features articles on three-dimensional shape formation with elastomers and silicon-based photonic materials. We also feature a Perspective on electrolyte gating of oxides.

Latest Research

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    Nanopores in 2D materials have various possible lattice isomers, making relevant quantitative analysis difficult. An isomer-cataloguing framework is developed to address this problem, demonstrating remarkable agreement between simulated and experimental data.

    • Ananth Govind Rajan
    • , Kevin S. Silmore
    • , Jacob Swett
    • , Alex W. Robertson
    • , Jamie H. Warner
    • , Daniel Blankschtein
    •  & Michael S. Strano
  • Article |

    A vaccine platform has been developed from a polymeric glyco-adjuvant conjugated to an antigen, and is now shown to target dendritic cells via mannose-binding receptors and generate potent cellular and humoral immune response against malaria.

    • D. Scott Wilson
    • , Sachiko Hirosue
    • , Michal M. Raczy
    • , Leonardo Bonilla-Ramirez
    • , Laura Jeanbart
    • , Ruyi Wang
    • , Marcin Kwissa
    • , Jean-Francois Franetich
    • , Maria A. S. Broggi
    • , Giacomo Diaceri
    • , Xavier Quaglia-Thermes
    • , Dominique Mazier
    • , Melody A. Swartz
    •  & Jeffrey A. Hubbell
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    A monomer molecular dopant with high electron affinity is shown to accept up to two electrons from conjugated polymers with low ionization efficiency and then generate free charge carriers with an efficiency of up to 170%.

    • David Kiefer
    • , Renee Kroon
    • , Anna I. Hofmann
    • , Hengda Sun
    • , Xianjie Liu
    • , Alexander Giovannitti
    • , Dominik Stegerer
    • , Alexander Cano
    • , Jonna Hynynen
    • , Liyang Yu
    • , Yadong Zhang
    • , Dingqi Nai
    • , Thomas F. Harrelson
    • , Michael Sommer
    • , Adam J. Moulé
    • , Martijn Kemerink
    • , Seth R. Marder
    • , Iain McCulloch
    • , Mats Fahlman
    • , Simone Fabiano
    •  & Christian Müller
  • Article |

    High-resolution resonant impulsive stimulated Raman spectroscopy in two-dimensional hybrid metal halide perovskites provides evidence for polaronic effects on excitons, which couple to distinct low-frequency vibrational modes of the ionic lattice.

    • Félix Thouin
    • , David A. Valverde-Chávez
    • , Claudio Quarti
    • , Daniele Cortecchia
    • , Ilaria Bargigia
    • , David Beljonne
    • , Annamaria Petrozza
    • , Carlos Silva
    •  & Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada
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    Arrays of graphene microtransistors are used to record infraslow cortical brain activity. The reduced signal drift and the array compatibility with optical imaging techniques make these devices useful for monitoring of brain physiology.

    • Eduard Masvidal-Codina
    • , Xavi Illa
    • , Miguel Dasilva
    • , Andrea Bonaccini Calia
    • , Tanja Dragojević
    • , Ernesto E. Vidal-Rosas
    • , Elisabet Prats-Alfonso
    • , Javier Martínez-Aguilar
    • , Jose M. De la Cruz
    • , Ramon Garcia-Cortadella
    • , Philippe Godignon
    • , Gemma Rius
    • , Alessandra Camassa
    • , Elena Del Corro
    • , Jessica Bousquet
    • , Clement Hébert
    • , Turgut Durduran
    • , Rosa Villa
    • , Maria V. Sanchez-Vives
    • , Jose A. Garrido
    •  & Anton Guimerà-Brunet

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    A single dopant molecule can exchange more than one charge with the hosting polymer semiconductor, doubling the maximum doping efficiency achievable.

    • Björn Lüssem
  • News & Views |

    Despite an enormous number of nanopores that could, in principle, be formed in atomically thin materials, advanced modelling reveals that in typical experiments rather limited ensembles of most likely nanopores should be observed.

    • Petr Král
  • News & Views |

    Use of graphene in a transistor configuration offers an alternative to metal electrodes for the recording of ultraslow neural potentials that occur in neurologic diseases.

    • Jed A. Hartings
  • News & Views |

    Higher-order topological acoustic metamaterials on kagome lattices, which host topologically protected corner states, can confine sound at corners. This may lead to applications of acoustic metamaterials in local acoustic field enhancement, trapping and manipulating of particles, and acoustic sensing and probing.

    • Zhengyou Liu
  • News & Views |

    Electro-optic modulators based on epitaxial barium titanate integrated on silicon can reach speeds up to 50 Gbit s–1.

    • Mo Li
    •  & Hong X. Tang
  • News & Views |

    Hydrogen from surface-based electrolysis is implicated in the operation of high-speed magneto-ionic devices. Functionalizing this discovery, a new family of potentially high-speed, high-efficiency ionic devices is born.

    • Dustin A. Gilbert
    •  & Alexander J. Grutter

Insight

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