Articles

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    Sub-micrometre MOF particles are incorporated into polymers to form mixed matrix membranes. Molecular sieving enables performance far beyond current limits for two applications, butane isomer separation and combined CO2/H2S removal from natural gas.

    • Gongping Liu
    • , Valeriya Chernikova
    • , Yang Liu
    • , Kuang Zhang
    • , Youssef Belmabkhout
    • , Osama Shekhah
    • , Chen Zhang
    • , Shouliang Yi
    • , Mohamed Eddaoudi
    •  & William J. Koros
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    Electron density in TiS2 is determined by synchrotron X-ray diffraction, which reveals significant differences between experimental data and theory for interlayer van der Waals interactions.

    • Hidetaka Kasai
    • , Kasper Tolborg
    • , Mattia Sist
    • , Jiawei Zhang
    • , Venkatesha R. Hathwar
    • , Mette Ø. Filsø
    • , Simone Cenedese
    • , Kunihisa Sugimoto
    • , Jacob Overgaard
    • , Eiji Nishibori
    •  & Bo B. Iversen
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    Molecular simulations reveal the self-assembly of small molecules into nanoparticle drug carriers. Targeting of colon and liver cancer cells by the nanoparticles via kinase inhibitors is employed in anti-tumour therapy in vivo.

    • Yosi Shamay
    • , Janki Shah
    • , Mehtap Işık
    • , Aviram Mizrachi
    • , Josef Leibold
    • , Darjus F. Tschaharganeh
    • , Daniel Roxbury
    • , Januka Budhathoki-Uprety
    • , Karla Nawaly
    • , James L. Sugarman
    • , Emily Baut
    • , Michelle R. Neiman
    • , Megan Dacek
    • , Kripa S. Ganesh
    • , Darren C. Johnson
    • , Ramya Sridharan
    • , Karen L. Chu
    • , Vinagolu K. Rajasekhar
    • , Scott W. Lowe
    • , John D. Chodera
    •  & Daniel A. Heller
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    This work reports a quantitative investigation of the interaction parameter and miscibility of donor and acceptor organic molecules and their relationship with the fill factor and photovoltaic performance of bulk-heterojunction organic solar cells.

    • Long Ye
    • , Huawei Hu
    • , Masoud Ghasemi
    • , Tonghui Wang
    • , Brian A Collins
    • , Joo-Hyun Kim
    • , Kui Jiang
    • , Joshua H. Carpenter
    • , Hong Li
    • , Zhengke Li
    • , Terry McAfee
    • , Jingbo Zhao
    • , Xiankai Chen
    • , Joshua Lin Yuk Lai
    • , Tingxuan Ma
    • , Jean-Luc Bredas
    • , He Yan
    •  & Harald Ade
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    Reconfigurable electronic devices that can be shaped in two or more stable geometries modifying their functionalities have been realized by engineering the sequence in which the elastomeric substrates are mechanically buckled.

    • Haoran Fu
    • , Kewang Nan
    • , Wubin Bai
    • , Wen Huang
    • , Ke Bai
    • , Luyao Lu
    • , Chaoqun Zhou
    • , Yunpeng Liu
    • , Fei Liu
    • , Juntong Wang
    • , Mengdi Han
    • , Zheng Yan
    • , Haiwen Luan
    • , Yijie Zhang
    • , Yutong Zhang
    • , Jianing Zhao
    • , Xu Cheng
    • , Moyang Li
    • , Jung Woo Lee
    • , Yuan Liu
    • , Daining Fang
    • , Xiuling Li
    • , Yonggang Huang
    • , Yihui Zhang
    •  & John A. Rogers
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    CsPbI3–xBr x solar cells, which undergo temperature- and moisture-driven reversible transitions between a non-perovskite transparent phase and a perovskite light-absorbing phase, are used as thermochromic photovoltaic devices integrated in windows.

    • Jia Lin
    • , Minliang Lai
    • , Letian Dou
    • , Christopher S. Kley
    • , Hong Chen
    • , Fei Peng
    • , Junliang Sun
    • , Dylan Lu
    • , Steven A. Hawks
    • , Chenlu Xie
    • , Fan Cui
    • , A. Paul Alivisatos
    • , David T. Limmer
    •  & Peidong Yang
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    A perturbative method is proposed for the systematic design of mechanical metamaterials, where each element of the discrete model is associated with individual geometric features of the metamaterial, through the weak interaction between the unit cells.

    • Kathryn H. Matlack
    • , Marc Serra-Garcia
    • , Antonio Palermo
    • , Sebastian D. Huber
    •  & Chiara Daraio
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    Antiviral nanoparticle-formulated mimics of heparan sulfate proteoglycans were developed and shown to permit strong viral association as well as inhibition of a range of viruses on in vitro and in vivo models of infection.

    • Valeria Cagno
    • , Patrizia Andreozzi
    • , Marco D’Alicarnasso
    • , Paulo Jacob Silva
    • , Marie Mueller
    • , Marie Galloux
    • , Ronan Le Goffic
    • , Samuel T. Jones
    • , Marta Vallino
    • , Jan Hodek
    • , Jan Weber
    • , Soumyo Sen
    • , Emma-Rose Janeček
    • , Ahmet Bekdemir
    • , Barbara Sanavio
    • , Chiara Martinelli
    • , Manuela Donalisio
    • , Marie-Anne Rameix Welti
    • , Jean-Francois Eleouet
    • , Yanxiao Han
    • , Laurent Kaiser
    • , Lela Vukovic
    • , Caroline Tapparel
    • , Petr Král
    • , Silke Krol
    • , David Lembo
    •  & Francesco Stellacci
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    Using a sol–gel process, monoliths of metal–organic frameworks were fabricated. With an enhanced methane volumetric uptake of 259 cm3 (STP) cm−3, and robust mechanical properties, this meets technological targets.

    • Tian Tian
    • , Zhixin Zeng
    • , Diana Vulpe
    • , Mirian E. Casco
    • , Giorgio Divitini
    • , Paul A. Midgley
    • , Joaquin Silvestre-Albero
    • , Jin-Chong Tan
    • , Peyman Z. Moghadam
    •  & David Fairen-Jimenez
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    Isotope engineering in hexagonal boron nitride can affect its vibrational, electronic and optical properties due to the isotope substitution, as well as induce a change in the van der Waals interactions.

    • T. Q. P. Vuong
    • , S. Liu
    • , A. Van der Lee
    • , R. Cuscó
    • , L. Artús
    • , T. Michel
    • , P. Valvin
    • , J. H. Edgar
    • , G. Cassabois
    •  & B. Gil
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    Strategies to incorporate a lithium-cation source in lithium-ion capacitors have so far proved challenging. A sacrificial organic lithium salt is now shown to irreversibly provide lithium cations to a graphite electrode during the initial operando charging step without any negative effects.

    • P. Jeżowski
    • , O. Crosnier
    • , E. Deunf
    • , P. Poizot
    • , F. Béguin
    •  & T. Brousse
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    The Berezinskii–Kosterlitz–Thouless transition is observed in a 2D gas of exciton-polaritons, through measurements of the first-order coherence both in space and time.

    • Davide Caputo
    • , Dario Ballarini
    • , Galbadrakh Dagvadorj
    • , Carlos Sánchez Muñoz
    • , Milena De Giorgi
    • , Lorenzo Dominici
    • , Kenneth West
    • , Loren N. Pfeiffer
    • , Giuseppe Gigli
    • , Fabrice P. Laussy
    • , Marzena H. Szymańska
    •  & Daniele Sanvitto
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    Proceeding from quantum mechanical predictions, a high shear piezoelectric constant of 178 pm V−1 was measured for the amino acid crystal beta glycine. This originates from the efficient packing of the molecules of the amino acid.

    • Sarah Guerin
    • , Aimee Stapleton
    • , Drahomir Chovan
    • , Rabah Mouras
    • , Matthew Gleeson
    • , Cian McKeown
    • , Mohamed Radzi Noor
    • , Christophe Silien
    • , Fernando M. F. Rhen
    • , Andrei L. Kholkin
    • , Ning Liu
    • , Tewfik Soulimane
    • , Syed A. M. Tofail
    •  & Damien Thompson
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    Type-I and type-II bulk Dirac cones and ladders of topological surface states are shown to form in six different transition-metal dichalcogenides.

    • M. S. Bahramy
    • , O. J. Clark
    • , B.-J. Yang
    • , J. Feng
    • , L. Bawden
    • , J. M. Riley
    • , I. Marković
    • , F. Mazzola
    • , V. Sunko
    • , D. Biswas
    • , S. P. Cooil
    • , M. Jorge
    • , J. W. Wells
    • , M. Leandersson
    • , T. Balasubramanian
    • , J. Fujii
    • , I. Vobornik
    • , J. E. Rault
    • , T. K. Kim
    • , M. Hoesch
    • , K. Okawa
    • , M. Asakawa
    • , T. Sasagawa
    • , T. Eknapakul
    • , W. Meevasana
    •  & P. D. C. King
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    Colloidal chiral springs and helices are formed by light inside a nematic liquid crystal suspension, predefining the mesoscopic superstructures self-assembled in such systems.

    • Ye Yuan
    • , Angel Martinez
    • , Bohdan Senyuk
    • , Mykola Tasinkevych
    •  & Ivan I. Smalyukh
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    In situ transmission electron microscopy combined with theory modelling reveals that surface segregation in CuAu solid solution generates misfit dislocations, providing atomistic mechanisms of dislocation nucleation and dynamics at heterointerfaces.

    • Lianfeng Zou
    • , Chaoming Yang
    • , Yinkai Lei
    • , Dmitri Zakharov
    • , Jörg M. K. Wiezorek
    • , Dong Su
    • , Qiyue Yin
    • , Jonathan Li
    • , Zhenyu Liu
    • , Eric A. Stach
    • , Judith C. Yang
    • , Liang Qi
    • , Guofeng Wang
    •  & Guangwen Zhou
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    Metallic stents have been widely used in coronary angioplasty. Here, the authors develop a resorbable self-expanding stent from polymeric elastomers with high mechanical strength for coronary applications.

    • Upma Sharma
    • , Danny Concagh
    • , Lee Core
    • , Yina Kuang
    • , Changcheng You
    • , Quynh Pham
    • , Greg Zugates
    • , Rany Busold
    • , Stephanie Webber
    • , Jonathan Merlo
    • , Robert Langer
    • , George M. Whitesides
    •  & Maria Palasis
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    The exchange bias effect in IrMn/FeCo is driven by a phase transition in the IrMn layer at room temperature, and occurs without the typical field-cooling sequence across the antiferromagnet Neel temperature.

    • A. Migliorini
    • , B. Kuerbanjiang
    • , T. Huminiuc
    • , D. Kepaptsoglou
    • , M. Muñoz
    • , J. L. F. Cuñado
    • , J. Camarero
    • , C. Aroca
    • , G. Vallejo-Fernández
    • , V. K. Lazarov
    •  & J. L. Prieto
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    An in-plane memory device based on multidomain BiFeO3 thin films is reported. Highly conductive domain walls appear only during the application of a read-out field, a non-destructive process that reduces accumulation of mobile defects on the walls.

    • Jun Jiang
    • , Zi Long Bai
    • , Zhi Hui Chen
    • , Long He
    • , David Wei Zhang
    • , Qing Hua Zhang
    • , Jin An Shi
    • , Min Hyuk Park
    • , James F. Scott
    • , Cheol Seong Hwang
    •  & An Quan Jiang
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    The activation of cleavable organometallic dimers upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation allows air-stable n-type doping of organic materials with electron affinity lower than the expected thermodynamic reducing strength of the dimers.

    • Xin Lin
    • , Berthold Wegner
    • , Kyung Min Lee
    • , Michael A. Fusella
    • , Fengyu Zhang
    • , Karttikay Moudgil
    • , Barry P. Rand
    • , Stephen Barlow
    • , Seth R. Marder
    • , Norbert Koch
    •  & Antoine Kahn