Volume 17 Issue 11, November 2018

Volume 17 Issue 11

2D material-wrapped Janus particles

Autoperforation of 2D materials for generating two-terminal memresistive Janus particles.

See Liu et al. and News & Views by He and Zhang.

Image: Photograph by Felice Frankel. Cover Design: David Shand.

Editorial

  • Editorial |

    Prostheses today can trace their roots to the rudimentary designs of the First World War, but since then there have been significant advances that have improved the quality of life of amputees.

Q&A

  • Q&A |

    Emily Mayhew, a historian within the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, talks to Nature Materials about the advances that have been made in medicine and, in particular, prosthetics since World War I.

    • Amos Matsiko

Obituary

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    Researchers have developed a graphene plasmonics detector that is suitable for fast-response and high-resolution detection of infrared photons at room temperature.

    • Zhe Fei
  • News & Views |

    Advances in understanding the physics behind remote epitaxy, a technique of growing films that ‘copy’ the substrate crystal structure through 2D material interlayer, facilitates the production of ultrathin components for device heterointegration.

    • Rodolfo Miranda
  • News & Views |

    By considering the topology of chiral crystals, a new type of massless fermion, connected with giant arc-like surface states, are predicted. Such Kramers–Weyl fermions should manifest themselves in a wide variety of chiral materials.

    • Chandra Shekhar
  • News & Views |

    An amphipathic peptide has been engineered and is capable of penetrating the blood–brain barrier as well as possessing a potent antiviral activity against Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses.

    • Jing Zou
    •  & Pei-Yong Shi
  • News & Views |

    Colloidal microparticles, with polymer composites encapsulated within two separate 2D material sheets, are fabricated by autoperforation, which can carry chemical and electronic information with long-term instability in complex environments.

    • Qiyuan He
    •  & Hua Zhang

Perspectives

  • Perspective |

    This Perspective explores the history and usage of the concept of oxidation state, its relation to atomic charge and bonding, and opportunities that arise from applying this analysis to systems with mixed valence or correlated electrons.

    • Aron Walsh
    • , Alexey A. Sokol
    • , John Buckeridge
    • , David O. Scanlon
    •  & C. Richard A. Catlow

Letters

  • Letter |

    Dense suspensions of hard particles readily display discontinuous shear thickening under shear but not reversible shear jamming. Here it is shown that the formation of interparticle hydrogen bonds is crucial for the shear jamming of these suspensions.

    • Nicole M. James
    • , Endao Han
    • , Ricardo Arturo Lopez de la Cruz
    • , Justin Jureller
    •  & Heinrich M. Jaeger
  • Letter |

    The Zika virus infects the central nervous system and results in severe brain malformation. An amphiphatic peptide is now shown to penetrate the blood–brain barrier, reducing viral loads due to its activity against Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses.

    • Joshua A. Jackman
    • , Vivian V. Costa
    • , Soohyun Park
    • , Ana Luiza C. V. Real
    • , Jae Hyeon Park
    • , Pablo L. Cardozo
    • , Abdul Rahim Ferhan
    • , Isabella G. Olmo
    • , Thaiane P. Moreira
    • , Jordana L. Bambirra
    • , Victoria F. Queiroz
    • , Celso M. Queiroz-Junior
    • , Giselle Foureaux
    • , Danielle G. Souza
    • , Fabiola M. Ribeiro
    • , Bo Kyeong Yoon
    • , Evelien Wynendaele
    • , Bart De Spiegeleer
    • , Mauro M. Teixeira
    •  & Nam-Joon Cho

Articles

  • Article |

    Kramers–Weyl fermions are identified in chiral crystals, and their phenomenology is drawn out.

    • Guoqing Chang
    • , Benjamin J. Wieder
    • , Frank Schindler
    • , Daniel S. Sanchez
    • , Ilya Belopolski
    • , Shin-Ming Huang
    • , Bahadur Singh
    • , Di Wu
    • , Tay-Rong Chang
    • , Titus Neupert
    • , Su-Yang Xu
    • , Hsin Lin
    •  & M. Zahid Hasan
  • Article |

    Topologically protected edge states can be observed when combining two Si-based phononic crystals of opposite phases, as well as on-chip elastic wave splitting via partition of edges states at the intersection of topological channels.

    • Mou Yan
    • , Jiuyang Lu
    • , Feng Li
    • , Weiyin Deng
    • , Xueqin Huang
    • , Jiahong Ma
    •  & Zhengyou Liu
  • Article |

    Remote atomic interaction of crystalline materials through 2D materials is presented to depend on the polarity of both the 2D interlayers and underlying substrates, providing insights for the epitaxial growth of various materials on 2D crystals.

    • Wei Kong
    • , Huashan Li
    • , Kuan Qiao
    • , Yunjo Kim
    • , Kyusang Lee
    • , Yifan Nie
    • , Doyoon Lee
    • , Tom Osadchy
    • , Richard J Molnar
    • , D. Kurt Gaskill
    • , Rachael L. Myers-Ward
    • , Kevin M. Daniels
    • , Yuewei Zhang
    • , Suresh Sundram
    • , Yang Yu
    • , Sang-hoon Bae
    • , Siddharth Rajan
    • , Yang Shao-Horn
    • , Kyeongjae Cho
    • , Abdallah Ougazzaden
    • , Jeffrey C. Grossman
    •  & Jeehwan Kim
  • Article |

    A technique of autoperforation is presented to fabricate colloidal microparticles with functional polymer composite enveloped by two sheets of 2D materials. The particles can work as electronic devices with good stability in harsh environment.

    • Pingwei Liu
    • , Albert Tianxiang Liu
    • , Daichi Kozawa
    • , Juyao Dong
    • , Jing Fan Yang
    • , Volodymyr B. Koman
    • , Max Saccone
    • , Song Wang
    • , Youngwoo Son
    • , Min Hao Wong
    •  & Michael S. Strano
  • Article |

    Combined multimodal atomic force microscopy, ion microscopy, ion mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry experiments explore the chemical properties of ferroelastic twin domains in hybrid lead halide perovskites.

    • Yongtao Liu
    • , Liam Collins
    • , Roger Proksch
    • , Songkil Kim
    • , Brianna R. Watson
    • , Benjamin Doughty
    • , Tessa R. Calhoun
    • , Mahshid Ahmadi
    • , Anton V. Ievlev
    • , Stephen Jesse
    • , Scott T. Retterer
    • , Alex Belianinov
    • , Kai Xiao
    • , Jingsong Huang
    • , Bobby G. Sumpter
    • , Sergei V. Kalinin
    • , Bin Hu
    •  & Olga S. Ovchinnikova
  • Article |

    The electromechanical properties of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites are not well characterized. Here, a large electrostrictive strain of 1% is measured, suggesting both new electromechanical applications and implications for photovoltaics.

    • Bo Chen
    • , Tao Li
    • , Qingfeng Dong
    • , Edoardo Mosconi
    • , Jingfeng Song
    • , Zhaolai Chen
    • , Yehao Deng
    • , Ye Liu
    • , Stephen Ducharme
    • , Alexei Gruverman
    • , Filippo De Angelis
    •  & Jinsong Huang
  • Article |

    Semiconducting metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) can be of interest for optoelectronics, but charge transport property is rarely elucidated. Here, a π–d conjugated 2D MOF shows band-like charge transport, with room-temperature mobility of 220 cm2 V–1 s–1.

    • Renhao Dong
    • , Peng Han
    • , Himani Arora
    • , Marco Ballabio
    • , Melike Karakus
    • , Zhe Zhang
    • , Chandra Shekhar
    • , Peter Adler
    • , Petko St. Petkov
    • , Artur Erbe
    • , Stefan C. B. Mannsfeld
    • , Claudia Felser
    • , Thomas Heine
    • , Mischa Bonn
    • , Xinliang Feng
    •  & Enrique Cánovas
  • Article |

    Bimetallic nanoparticles with tailored structure constitute a desirable model system for catalysts. PtAu nanoparticles with Pt single-atom surface sites, prepared by a colloidal method, exhibit unprecedented electrocatalytic activity for formic acid oxidation.

    • Paul N. Duchesne
    • , Z. Y. Li
    • , Christopher P. Deming
    • , Victor Fung
    • , Xiaojing Zhao
    • , Jun Yuan
    • , Tom Regier
    • , Ali Aldalbahi
    • , Zainab Almarhoon
    • , Shaowei Chen
    • , De-en Jiang
    • , Nanfeng Zheng
    •  & Peng Zhang
  • Article |

    Liquid repellent coatings are important for several applications. Now, a coating that repels ultralow surface tension liquids and simultaneously shows robustness and transparency is reported.

    • Shuaijun Pan
    • , Rui Guo
    • , Mattias Björnmalm
    • , Joseph J. Richardson
    • , Ling Li
    • , Chang Peng
    • , Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang
    • , Weijian Xu
    • , Jianhui Jiang
    •  & Frank Caruso

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