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    • Microbial products only work if the microorganisms are kept alive — usually through the use of cold chains. High-throughput mapping of the microbial–material combinations landscape generated specific dry formulations that enable the microorganisms to survive extreme storage and processing conditions.

      Research Briefing
    • The instability of n-type organic semiconductors in air is a long-standing challenge in organic electronics. Now, a strategy based on the use of vitamin C is developed to stabilize organic semiconductors. Vitamin C scavenges reactive oxygen species and inhibits their generation, improving the performance and stability of organic semiconductors and their electronic devices.

      Research Briefing
    • The synergy between the field-induced antiferroelectric to ferroelectric phase transition and substrate constraints results in enhanced electromechanical responses.

      • Jan-Chi Yang
      • Ying-Hao Chu
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    • Harnessing the large-scale integration and individual control of artificial atoms on silicon photonic circuits enables the realization of a rapidly programmable topological photonic chip that can be dynamically reconfigured to explore diverse topological phenomena.

      • José Capmany
      • Daniel Pérez-López
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  • The generation of attosecond pulses has opened the door to probing electron dynamics at sub-atomic scales. Beyond atomic physics, this field is envisioned to also have a decisive impact on condensed-matter physics, chemistry and biology.

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  • Stacked atomic layers that interact via van der Waals forces offer a confined interlayer space for stabilizing unconventional materials or physical states, enabling a versatile platform for engineering structural configurations and properties at the atomic level.

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  • The scientific community has become more aware of issues surrounding reproducibility. We should remain cognizant that as we develop better understanding we can revise our knowledge of a problem and scientific findings that are considered valid today might not be in the future.

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  • Misalignment-induced moiré patterns and chirality in two-dimensional materials offer vast opportunities for manipulating their properties, but they face challenges in synthesis and structural control.

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