Articles

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    The mechanism of stress fibre assembly by the coalescence of actin filaments in the cell cortex has now been found to account for the transmission of mechanical forces throughout the entire cell along stress fibres.

    • Timothée Vignaud
    • , Calina Copos
    • , Christophe Leterrier
    • , Mauricio Toro-Nahuelpan
    • , Qingzong Tseng
    • , Julia Mahamid
    • , Laurent Blanchoin
    • , Alex Mogilner
    • , Manuel Théry
    •  & Laetitia Kurzawa
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    Depending on its intensity, light irradiation is shown to induce not only segregation but also remixing of halide ions in mixed-halide perovskites, enabling in situ and localized control of chemical composition and optical bandgap in these materials.

    • Wenxin Mao
    • , Christopher R. Hall
    • , Stefano Bernardi
    • , Yi-Bing Cheng
    • , Asaph Widmer-Cooper
    • , Trevor A. Smith
    •  & Udo Bach
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    Polar skyrmions are topologically protected structures that can exist in (PbTiO3)n/(SrTiO3)n superlattices. Here, it is shown that they have negative permittivity at the surface, and that they can undergo a reversible phase transition with large dielectric tunability under an electric field.

    • S. Das
    • , Z. Hong
    • , V. A. Stoica
    • , M. A. P. Gonçalves
    • , Y. T. Shao
    • , E. Parsonnet
    • , E. J. Marksz
    • , S. Saremi
    • , M. R. McCarter
    • , A. Reynoso
    • , C. J. Long
    • , A. M. Hagerstrom
    • , D. Meyers
    • , V. Ravi
    • , B. Prasad
    • , H. Zhou
    • , Z. Zhang
    • , H. Wen
    • , F. Gómez-Ortiz
    • , P. García-Fernández
    • , J. Bokor
    • , J. Íñiguez
    • , J. W. Freeland
    • , N. D. Orloff
    • , J. Junquera
    • , L. Q. Chen
    • , S. Salahuddin
    • , D. A. Muller
    • , L. W. Martin
    •  & R. Ramesh
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    High-entropy ceramics are solid solutions offering compositional flexibility and wide variety of applicability. High-entropy concepts are shown to lead to substantial performance improvement in cation-disordered rocksalt-type cathodes for Li-ion batteries.

    • Zhengyan Lun
    • , Bin Ouyang
    • , Deok-Hwang Kwon
    • , Yang Ha
    • , Emily E. Foley
    • , Tzu-Yang Huang
    • , Zijian Cai
    • , Hyunchul Kim
    • , Mahalingam Balasubramanian
    • , Yingzhi Sun
    • , Jianping Huang
    • , Yaosen Tian
    • , Haegyeom Kim
    • , Bryan D. McCloskey
    • , Wanli Yang
    • , Raphaële J. Clément
    • , Huiwen Ji
    •  & Gerbrand Ceder
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    The Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (DMI) enables coupling of magnetic spins and is responsible for non-collinear phenomena such as skyrmions. Here, using first-principles simulations and group theory analysis, it is demonstrated that an electric DMI exists and is analogous to the magnetic DMI.

    • Hong Jian Zhao
    • , Peng Chen
    • , Sergey Prosandeev
    • , Sergey Artyukhin
    •  & Laurent Bellaiche
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    Transmission electron microscopy reveals the electroplastic effects in a Ti–Al alloy, which can be uncoupled from Joule heating effects. Electropulsing during deformation enhances wavy slip of dislocations, reconfiguring the dislocation pattern, and hence increases the ductility.

    • Shiteng Zhao
    • , Ruopeng Zhang
    • , Yan Chong
    • , Xiaoqing Li
    • , Anas Abu-Odeh
    • , Eric Rothchild
    • , Daryl C. Chrzan
    • , Mark Asta
    • , J. W. Morris Jr.
    •  & Andrew M. Minor
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    In contrast with conventional views, ultra-large-scale atomistic simulations show that the staged character of strain hardening of metals originates from crystal rotation, whereas the dislocation behaviours remain the same across all the stages.

    • Luis A. Zepeda-Ruiz
    • , Alexander Stukowski
    • , Tomas Oppelstrup
    • , Nicolas Bertin
    • , Nathan R. Barton
    • , Rodrigo Freitas
    •  & Vasily V. Bulatov
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    Zeolite membranes can be used for gas molecular sieving, but synthesis requires complex hydrothermal treatment. Here, single layers of zeolite precursor RUB-15 are exfoliated followed by a condensation reaction, forming zeolite membranes with H2/CO2 selectivity of 20 to 100 in a facile process.

    • Mostapha Dakhchoune
    • , Luis Francisco Villalobos
    • , Rocio Semino
    • , Lingmei Liu
    • , Mojtaba Rezaei
    • , Pascal Schouwink
    • , Claudia Esther Avalos
    • , Paul Baade
    • , Vanessa Wood
    • , Yu Han
    • , Michele Ceriotti
    •  & Kumar Varoon Agrawal
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    Time-resolved X-ray scattering is utilized to demonstrate an ultrafast 300 ps topological phase transition to a skyrmionic phase. This transition is enabled by the formation of a transient topological fluctuation state.

    • Felix Büttner
    • , Bastian Pfau
    • , Marie Böttcher
    • , Michael Schneider
    • , Giuseppe Mercurio
    • , Christian M. Günther
    • , Piet Hessing
    • , Christopher Klose
    • , Angela Wittmann
    • , Kathinka Gerlinger
    • , Lisa-Marie Kern
    • , Christian Strüber
    • , Clemens von Korff Schmising
    • , Josefin Fuchs
    • , Dieter Engel
    • , Alexandra Churikova
    • , Siying Huang
    • , Daniel Suzuki
    • , Ivan Lemesh
    • , Mantao Huang
    • , Lucas Caretta
    • , David Weder
    • , John H. Gaida
    • , Marcel Möller
    • , Tyler R. Harvey
    • , Sergey Zayko
    • , Kai Bagschik
    • , Robert Carley
    • , Laurent Mercadier
    • , Justine Schlappa
    • , Alexander Yaroslavtsev
    • , Loïc Le Guyarder
    • , Natalia Gerasimova
    • , Andreas Scherz
    • , Carsten Deiter
    • , Rafael Gort
    • , David Hickin
    • , Jun Zhu
    • , Monica Turcato
    • , David Lomidze
    • , Florian Erdinger
    • , Andrea Castoldi
    • , Stefano Maffessanti
    • , Matteo Porro
    • , Andrey Samartsev
    • , Jairo Sinova
    • , Claus Ropers
    • , Johan H. Mentink
    • , Bertrand Dupé
    • , Geoffrey S. D. Beach
    •  & Stefan Eisebitt
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    A graphene nanocomposite hydrogel showing anisotropic swelling is used to realize an electrically conducting and removable bioadhesive that improves the mechanical and electrical integration of bioelectronics devices with wet dynamic tissues.

    • Jue Deng
    • , Hyunwoo Yuk
    • , Jingjing Wu
    • , Claudia E. Varela
    • , Xiaoyu Chen
    • , Ellen T. Roche
    • , Chuan Fei Guo
    •  & Xuanhe Zhao
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    Oriented trenches are created in h-BN using different catalysts, and used as templates to grow seamlessly integrated armchair and zigzag graphene nanoribbons with chirality-dependent electrical and magnetic conductance properties.

    • Hui Shan Wang
    • , Lingxiu Chen
    • , Kenan Elibol
    • , Li He
    • , Haomin Wang
    • , Chen Chen
    • , Chengxin Jiang
    • , Chen Li
    • , Tianru Wu
    • , Chun Xiao Cong
    • , Timothy J. Pennycook
    • , Giacomo Argentero
    • , Daoli Zhang
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Wenya Wei
    • , Qinghong Yuan
    • , Jannik C. Meyer
    •  & Xiaoming Xie
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    Isotope engineering of silicon carbide leads to control of nuclear spins associated with single divacancy centres and extended electron spin coherence.

    • Alexandre Bourassa
    • , Christopher P. Anderson
    • , Kevin C. Miao
    • , Mykyta Onizhuk
    • , He Ma
    • , Alexander L. Crook
    • , Hiroshi Abe
    • , Jawad Ul-Hassan
    • , Takeshi Ohshima
    • , Nguyen T. Son
    • , Giulia Galli
    •  & David D. Awschalom
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    Computational analysis and mechanical testing demonstrate that the skeletal system of a marine sponge has, through the course of evolution, achieved a near-optimal resistance to buckling.

    • Matheus C. Fernandes
    • , Joanna Aizenberg
    • , James C. Weaver
    •  & Katia Bertoldi
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    The methanol-to-hydrocarbons reaction on zeolites produces olefins from many sources, but catalyst stability is a major challenge. Here, by combining operando measurements and simulations, the formation and identification of deactivating carbonaceous species throughout the reaction are achieved.

    • I. Lezcano-Gonzalez
    • , E. Campbell
    • , A. E. J. Hoffman
    • , M. Bocus
    • , I. V. Sazanovich
    • , M. Towrie
    • , M. Agote-Aran
    • , E. K. Gibson
    • , A. Greenaway
    • , K. De Wispelaere
    • , V. Van Speybroeck
    •  & A. M. Beale
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    Experiments and molecular dynamics simulations show that the dehydration-induced actuation of nanoporous tripeptide crystals is a result of pore contraction caused by the strengthening of the water hydrogen-bonding network inside the pore, which creates mechanical stress that deforms the crystal lattice.

    • Roxana Piotrowska
    • , Travis Hesketh
    • , Haozhen Wang
    • , Alan R. G. Martin
    • , Deborah Bowering
    • , Chunqiu Zhang
    • , Chunhua T. Hu
    • , Scott A. McPhee
    • , Tong Wang
    • , Yaewon Park
    • , Pulkit Singla
    • , Thomas McGlone
    • , Alastair Florence
    • , Tell Tuttle
    • , Rein V. Ulijn
    •  & Xi Chen
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    Aligned arrays of single-crystalline monolayer TMD nanoribbons with high aspect ratios, as well as their lateral heterostructures, are realized, with the growth directed by the ledges on the β-Ga2O3 substrate. This approach provides an epitaxy platform for advanced electronics applications of TMD nanoribbons.

    • Areej Aljarb
    • , Jui-Han Fu
    • , Chih-Chan Hsu
    • , Chih-Piao Chuu
    • , Yi Wan
    • , Mariam Hakami
    • , Dipti R. Naphade
    • , Emre Yengel
    • , Chien-Ju Lee
    • , Steven Brems
    • , Tse-An Chen
    • , Ming-Yang Li
    • , Sang-Hoon Bae
    • , Wei-Ting Hsu
    • , Zhen Cao
    • , Rehab Albaridy
    • , Sergei Lopatin
    • , Wen-Hao Chang
    • , Thomas D. Anthopoulos
    • , Jeehwan Kim
    • , Lain-Jong Li
    •  & Vincent Tung
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    A DNA nanodevice vaccine has been developed and utilized to stimulate a tumour-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte response in vivo, leading to the inhibition of tumour growth as well as prevention of metastasis.

    • Shaoli Liu
    • , Qiao Jiang
    • , Xiao Zhao
    • , Ruifang Zhao
    • , Yuanning Wang
    • , Yiming Wang
    • , Jianbing Liu
    • , Yingxu Shang
    • , Shuai Zhao
    • , Tiantian Wu
    • , Yinlong Zhang
    • , Guangjun Nie
    •  & Baoquan Ding
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    Relaxor ferroelectric systems exhibit exceptional electromechanical coupling that arises from a variety of nanoscale chemical ordering. Here, scanning transmission electron microscopy is used to quantify this structural complexity directly.

    • Abinash Kumar
    • , Jonathon N. Baker
    • , Preston C. Bowes
    • , Matthew J. Cabral
    • , Shujun Zhang
    • , Elizabeth C. Dickey
    • , Douglas L. Irving
    •  & James M. LeBeau
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    Type-1 innate lymphoid cells have been shown to drive intestinal epithelial proliferation and extracellular matrix remodelling through TGF-β1 secretion, which could exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease comorbidities such as cancer and fibrosis.

    • Geraldine M. Jowett
    • , Michael D. A. Norman
    • , Tracy T. L. Yu
    • , Patricia Rosell Arévalo
    • , Dominique Hoogland
    • , Suzette T. Lust
    • , Emily Read
    • , Eva Hamrud
    • , Nick J. Walters
    • , Umar Niazi
    • , Matthew Wai Heng Chung
    • , Daniele Marciano
    • , Omer S. Omer
    • , Tomasz Zabinski
    • , Davide Danovi
    • , Graham M. Lord
    • , Jöns Hilborn
    • , Nicholas D. Evans
    • , Cécile A. Dreiss
    • , Laurent Bozec
    • , Oommen P. Oommen
    • , Christian D. Lorenz
    • , Ricardo M. P. da Silva
    • , Joana F. Neves
    •  & Eileen Gentleman
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    Shear-aligned keratin protofibres are used to fabricate shape-memory fibres and three-dimensional scaffolds that respond to water.

    • Luca Cera
    • , Grant M. Gonzalez
    • , Qihan Liu
    • , Suji Choi
    • , Christophe O. Chantre
    • , Juncheol Lee
    • , Rudy Gabardi
    • , Myung Chul Choi
    • , Kwanwoo Shin
    •  & Kevin Kit Parker
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    Oscillatory features in the absorption spectra of formamidinium lead triiodide perovskite thin films reveal the occurrence of intrinsic quantum confinement effects with confinement on the scale of tens of nanometres.

    • Adam D. Wright
    • , George Volonakis
    • , Juliane Borchert
    • , Christopher L. Davies
    • , Feliciano Giustino
    • , Michael B. Johnston
    •  & Laura M. Herz
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    A high oxygen reduction reaction activity can usually be realized by increasing platinum specific activity at the expense of active surface area. Self-supported platinum–cobalt-oxide networks combining high activity and surface area now promise a stable fuel-cell operation.

    • Gustav W. Sievers
    • , Anders W. Jensen
    • , Jonathan Quinson
    • , Alessandro Zana
    • , Francesco Bizzotto
    • , Mehtap Oezaslan
    • , Alexandra Dworzak
    • , Jacob J. K. Kirkensgaard
    • , Thomas E. L. Smitshuysen
    • , Shima Kadkhodazadeh
    • , Mikkel Juelsholt
    • , Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen
    • , Kirsten Anklam
    • , Hao Wan
    • , Jan Schäfer
    • , Klára Čépe
    • , María Escudero-Escribano
    • , Jan Rossmeisl
    • , Antje Quade
    • , Volker Brüser
    •  & Matthias Arenz
  • Article |

    Ni-rich layered cathode materials are promising for high-energy-density Li-ion batteries, but their degradation mechanisms are still poorly understood. A structure-driven mechanism with a lowered accessible state of charge after repetitive cycling is proposed for a typical NMC811 cathode.

    • Chao Xu
    • , Katharina Märker
    • , Juhan Lee
    • , Amoghavarsha Mahadevegowda
    • , Philip J. Reeves
    • , Sarah J. Day
    • , Matthias F. Groh
    • , Steffen P. Emge
    • , Caterina Ducati
    • , B. Layla Mehdi
    • , Chiu C. Tang
    •  & Clare P. Grey
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    A coating made from densely packed hydroxyapatite particles in an organic matrix endows the dactyl club of mantis shrimps with high stiffness and energy damping.

    • Wei Huang
    • , Mehdi Shishehbor
    • , Nicolás Guarín-Zapata
    • , Nathan D. Kirchhofer
    • , Jason Li
    • , Luz Cruz
    • , Taifeng Wang
    • , Sanjit Bhowmick
    • , Douglas Stauffer
    • , Praveena Manimunda
    • , Krassimir N. Bozhilov
    • , Roy Caldwell
    • , Pablo Zavattieri
    •  & David Kisailus
  • Article |

    Combining quantum effects with conductivity modulation in complex oxides requires mutually exclusive criteria, making applications difficult. Using tip-induced electrical generation of anti-Frenkel defects, conducting features in Er(Mn,Ti)O3 are written with nanoscale precision while keeping structural integrity.

    • Donald M. Evans
    • , Theodor S. Holstad
    • , Aleksander B. Mosberg
    • , Didrik R. Småbråten
    • , Per Erik Vullum
    • , Anup L. Dadlani
    • , Konstantin Shapovalov
    • , Zewu Yan
    • , Edith Bourret
    • , David Gao
    • , Jaakko Akola
    • , Jan Torgersen
    • , Antonius T. J. van Helvoort
    • , Sverre M. Selbach
    •  & Dennis Meier
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    Although some transition metal oxide-based electrodes exhibit high storage capacities beyond theoretical values, the underlying physicochemical mechanism remains elusive. Surface capacitance on metal nanoparticles involving spin-polarized electrons is now shown to be consistent with a space charge mechanism.

    • Qiang Li
    • , Hongsen Li
    • , Qingtao Xia
    • , Zhengqiang Hu
    • , Yue Zhu
    • , Shishen Yan
    • , Chen Ge
    • , Qinghua Zhang
    • , Xiaoxiong Wang
    • , Xiantao Shang
    • , Shuting Fan
    • , Yunze Long
    • , Lin Gu
    • , Guo-Xing Miao
    • , Guihua Yu
    •  & Jagadeesh S. Moodera
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    Monochromatic electron energy-loss spectroscopy enables the observation of highly confined and ultraslow hyperbolic phonon polaritons in suspended monolayer hexagonal boron nitride, expanding the potential of van der Waals materials for nanophotonic applications.

    • Ning Li
    • , Xiangdong Guo
    • , Xiaoxia Yang
    • , Ruishi Qi
    • , Tianyu Qiao
    • , Yifei Li
    • , Ruochen Shi
    • , Yuehui Li
    • , Kaihui Liu
    • , Zhi Xu
    • , Lei Liu
    • , F. Javier García de Abajo
    • , Qing Dai
    • , En-Ge Wang
    •  & Peng Gao
  • Article |

    Nanosized zeolites enable better catalytic performance; however, their synthesis is non-trivial. Here, a simple treatment is presented that enables the growth of nanosized fins on zeolites that act as pseudo-nanoparticles, reducing deactivation rates for methanol-to-hydrocarbon catalysis.

    • Heng Dai
    • , Yufeng Shen
    • , Taimin Yang
    • , Choongsze Lee
    • , Donglong Fu
    • , Ankur Agarwal
    • , Thuy Thanh Le
    • , Michael Tsapatsis
    • , Jeremy C. Palmer
    • , Bert M. Weckhuysen
    • , Paul J. Dauenhauer
    • , Xiaodong Zou
    •  & Jeffrey D. Rimer
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    The characteristic length scale and mechanism of the metal–insulator transition in nickelate superlattices is addressed, with implications for the design of oxide electronics.

    • Claribel Domínguez
    • , Alexandru B. Georgescu
    • , Bernat Mundet
    • , Yajun Zhang
    • , Jennifer Fowlie
    • , Alain Mercy
    • , Adrien Waelchli
    • , Sara Catalano
    • , Duncan T. L. Alexander
    • , Philippe Ghosez
    • , Antoine Georges
    • , Andrew J. Millis
    • , Marta Gibert
    •  & Jean-Marc Triscone
  • Article |

    Solution processability is required for many industrial processes, but metal–organic frameworks are in general not dispersible, hindering their application. Here, a surface modification is reported that allows porous liquid formation and so synthesis of highly loaded and mechanically robust mixed matrix membranes.

    • Alexander Knebel
    • , Anastasiya Bavykina
    • , Shuvo Jit Datta
    • , Lion Sundermann
    • , Luis Garzon-Tovar
    • , Yury Lebedev
    • , Sara Durini
    • , Rafia Ahmad
    • , Sergey M. Kozlov
    • , Genrikh Shterk
    • , Madhavan Karunakaran
    • , Ionela Daniela Carja
    • , Dino Simic
    • , Irina Weilert
    • , Manfred Klüppel
    • , Ulrich Giese
    • , Luigi Cavallo
    • , Magnus Rueping
    • , Mohamed Eddaoudi
    • , Jürgen Caro
    •  & Jorge Gascon
  • Article |

    Efficient nanoparticle delivery into tumours has been a challenge in the field. It is now shown that the efficiency can be improved substantially when the dose breaches a specific threshold.

    • Ben Ouyang
    • , Wilson Poon
    • , Yi-Nan Zhang
    • , Zachary P. Lin
    • , Benjamin R. Kingston
    • , Anthony J. Tavares
    • , Yuwei Zhang
    • , Juan Chen
    • , Michael S. Valic
    • , Abdullah M. Syed
    • , Presley MacMillan
    • , Julien Couture-Senécal
    • , Gang Zheng
    •  & Warren C. W. Chan
  • Article |

    Protein-based materials for soft robotics that self-heal within a second while maintaining the high strength of the damaged area are reported.

    • Abdon Pena-Francesch
    • , Huihun Jung
    • , Melik C. Demirel
    •  & Metin Sitti
  • Article |

    Photo-excited gold nanoparticles are shown to provide ultrafast and efficient hot-hole injection to the valence band of p-type GaN, substantially altering hot-electron dynamics in the nanoparticles and forming a basis to design hot-hole-based optoelectronics.

    • Giulia Tagliabue
    • , Joseph S. DuChene
    • , Mohamed Abdellah
    • , Adela Habib
    • , David J. Gosztola
    • , Yocefu Hattori
    • , Wen-Hui Cheng
    • , Kaibo Zheng
    • , Sophie E. Canton
    • , Ravishankar Sundararaman
    • , Jacinto Sá
    •  & Harry A. Atwater
  • Article |

    Lithium metal is considered an ideal anode for high-energy rechargeable lithium batteries, but understanding its nucleation and growth at the nanoscale remains challenging. Using cryogenic transmission electron microscopy and simulations, a structural and morphological evolution scenario for Li deposits is proposed.

    • Xuefeng Wang
    • , Gorakh Pawar
    • , Yejing Li
    • , Xiaodi Ren
    • , Minghao Zhang
    • , Bingyu Lu
    • , Abhik Banerjee
    • , Ping Liu
    • , Eric J. Dufek
    • , Ji-Guang Zhang
    • , Jie Xiao
    • , Jun Liu
    • , Ying Shirley Meng
    •  & Boryann Liaw
  • Article |

    Deployment of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells is limited by the durability of Pt-nanoscale catalysts during cathodic oxygen reduction reactions. Dissolution processes on single crystalline and thin film surfaces are now correlated leading to the design of PtAu catalysts with suppressed dissolution.

    • Pietro P. Lopes
    • , Dongguo Li
    • , Haifeng Lv
    • , Chao Wang
    • , Dusan Tripkovic
    • , Yisi Zhu
    • , Roberto Schimmenti
    • , Hideo Daimon
    • , Yijin Kang
    • , Joshua Snyder
    • , Nigel Becknell
    • , Karren L. More
    • , Dusan Strmcnik
    • , Nenad M. Markovic
    • , Manos Mavrikakis
    •  & Vojislav R. Stamenkovic
  • Article |

    Spin qubits in systems with strong spin–orbit coupling can be electrically controlled, but are usually affected by short coherence times. Here, coherence times up to 10 ms are obtained for strain-engineered hole states bound to boron acceptors in silicon 28.

    • Takashi Kobayashi
    • , Joseph Salfi
    • , Cassandra Chua
    • , Joost van der Heijden
    • , Matthew G. House
    • , Dimitrie Culcer
    • , Wayne D. Hutchison
    • , Brett C. Johnson
    • , Jeff C. McCallum
    • , Helge Riemann
    • , Nikolay V. Abrosimov
    • , Peter Becker
    • , Hans-Joachim Pohl
    • , Michelle Y. Simmons
    •  & Sven Rogge
  • Article |

    Hyperspectral Raman imaging is used to visualize defects in polycrystalline graphene under ion bombardment, showing zero-dimensional and one-dimensional defects in grains and at grain boundaries, respectively, and preferential self-healing at the grain boundaries.

    • P. Vinchon
    • , X. Glad
    • , G. Robert Bigras
    • , R. Martel
    •  & L. Stafford
  • Article |

    Infrared nanoimaging of phonon polaritons in twisted α-phase molybdenum trioxide bilayers reveals tunable wavefront geometries and topological transitions over a broad range of twist angles, offering a configurable platform for nanophotonic applications.

    • Mingyuan Chen
    • , Xiao Lin
    • , Thao H. Dinh
    • , Zhiren Zheng
    • , Jialiang Shen
    • , Qiong Ma
    • , Hongsheng Chen
    • , Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
    •  & Siyuan Dai
  • Article |

    The combination of piezoresponse force microscopy and optical measurements reveals the influence of strain in the formation of one-dimensional moiré patterns and the resulting behaviour of interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures.

    • Yusong Bai
    • , Lin Zhou
    • , Jue Wang
    • , Wenjing Wu
    • , Leo J. McGilly
    • , Dorri Halbertal
    • , Chiu Fan Bowen Lo
    • , Fang Liu
    • , Jenny Ardelean
    • , Pasqual Rivera
    • , Nathan R. Finney
    • , Xu-Chen Yang
    • , D. N. Basov
    • , Wang Yao
    • , Xiaodong Xu
    • , James Hone
    • , Abhay N. Pasupathy
    •  & X.-Y. Zhu
  • Article |

    For oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation reactions, proton-exchange membrane fuel cells typically rely on precious-metal-based catalysts. A p-block single-metal-site tin/nitrogen-doped carbon is shown to exhibit promising electrocatalytic and fuel cell performance.

    • Fang Luo
    • , Aaron Roy
    • , Luca Silvioli
    • , David A. Cullen
    • , Andrea Zitolo
    • , Moulay Tahar Sougrati
    • , Ismail Can Oguz
    • , Tzonka Mineva
    • , Detre Teschner
    • , Stephan Wagner
    • , Ju Wen
    • , Fabio Dionigi
    • , Ulrike I. Kramm
    • , Jan Rossmeisl
    • , Frédéric Jaouen
    •  & Peter Strasser
  • Article |

    Melamine is shown to associate with two poly(thymine) strands, forming antiparallel duplexes that can be used for the dynamic assembly of DNA-based nanostructures.

    • Qian Li
    • , Jiemin Zhao
    • , Longfei Liu
    • , Sagun Jonchhe
    • , Felix J. Rizzuto
    • , Shankar Mandal
    • , Huawei He
    • , Sansen Wei
    • , Hanadi F. Sleiman
    • , Hanbin Mao
    •  & Chengde Mao
  • Article |

    Voltage matching and rational design of redox couples enable high solar-to-output electricity efficiency and extended operational lifetime in a redox flow battery integrated with a perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell.

    • Wenjie Li
    • , Jianghui Zheng
    • , Bo Hu
    • , Hui-Chun Fu
    • , Maowei Hu
    • , Atilla Veyssal
    • , Yuzhou Zhao
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    The physical vapour deposition of ultrastable monodispersed polymer glasses is reported. This technique allows for the high tunability of glass transition temperatures of the deposited polymers, which could be useful for technological applications.

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    Tunable correlated states are observed in twist bilayer WSe2 over a range of twist angles, with signatures of superconductivity for a twist of 5.1°.

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    • , Augusto Ghiotto
    • , Lede Xian
    • , Daniel A. Rhodes
    • , Cheng Tan
    • , Martin Claassen
    • , Dante M. Kennes
    • , Yusong Bai
    • , Bumho Kim
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Xiaoyang Zhu
    • , James Hone
    • , Angel Rubio
    • , Abhay N. Pasupathy
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