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  • Integrating electrochemically actuated soft robotics with ultra-flexible microelectrodes enables reversible and gentle wrapping around nerves for high-quality recordings.

    • Klas Tybrandt
    News & Views
  • Halide perovskite nanocrystal scintillators detect high-energy protons with sensitivity suitable for clinical applications.

    • Matthew C. Beard
    News & Views
  • Lithium-rich oxygen-redox cathodes demonstrate high capacities, but lose energy density when cycled, showing cation disordering and formation of nanovoids and bulk molecular O2. These structural changes are shown to be a consequence of a kinetically viable and thermodynamically favoured local phase segregation mechanism.

    • Kit McColl
    • Samuel W. Coles
    • M. Saiful Islam
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Control over topological antiferromagnetic entities is achieved at room temperature in multiferroic nanodevices using an electric field that induces magnetoelectric coupling to ferroelectric centre states.

    • Arthur Chaudron
    • Zixin Li
    • Vincent Garcia
  • The slow turn-on speed in accumulation-mode organic electrochemical transistors is explained by asymmetric ion transport in switching kinetics.

    • Hang Yu
    • Jenny Nelson
    News & Views
  • A wide range of zero-dimensional powders can be converted into versatile, high-performance one-dimensional micro-/nanofibres by using two-dimensional cellulose sheets as a mediator, preserving the particles’ nanostructural features and acting as building blocks for complex geometric shapes to satisfy application requirements.

    • Xizheng Wang
    • Liangbing Hu
    News & Views
  • ‘Two colour’ pump–probe experiments on yttrium iron garnet discs demonstrate how to harness dissipation of magnetic oscillations. This may have important implications for the use of magnetic materials for information processing.

    • Takis Kontos
    News & Views
  • Physical vapour deposition of small-molecule glass formers onto soft substrates enhances the local dynamics at the top free surface, leading to the formation of denser glasses and providing access to states deeper in the potential energy landscape.

    • Connie B. Roth
    News & Views
  • Strong bulk van der Waals materials can be created from water-mediated densification of two-dimensional nanosheets by near-room-temperature moulding, establishing a pathway for the energy-efficient fabrication of a wide range of bulk van der Waals materials and even composites for various applications.

    • Tom Lawson
    • Liming Dai
    News & Views
  • Modified Suzuki–Miyaura polymerization procedures provide a scalable and reproducible route to regioregular conjugated polymers.

    • Mario Leclerc
    • Serge Beaupré
    News & Views
  • The emergence of chiral morphologies from achiral building blocks is not well understood. Deep learning-based interpretation provides representative models for the process of symmetry breaking and chiral development during the growth of gold nanoparticles.

    • Sang Won Im
    • Dongsu Zhang
    • Ki Tae Nam