Volume 22

  • No. 12 December 2023

    All-2D electronics for AI

    Monolithic three-dimensional (3D) integration of all-2D-materials-based electronics is demonstrated, producing device structures that can perform artificial intelligence (AI) tasks.

    See Kang et al.

  • No. 11 November 2023

    Chiral single photons driven by magnetic proximity

    Nanoindentation induces magnetic proximity effects in a two-dimensional (2D) heterostructure formed by the magnetic 2D material NiPS3 and monolayer WSe2. The resulting local magnetic fields lead to the emission of chiral single photons from the WSe2 monolayer.

    See Li et al.

  • No. 10 October 2023

    Nanoparticle exit from tumours

    Nanoparticle retention inside tumours has been associated with lymphatic vessel collapse. It is now shown that nanoparticles exit from solid tumours through lymphatic vessels in or surrounding the tumour by a nanoparticle-size-dependent mechanism.

    See Nguyen et al.

  • No. 9 September 2023

    Plasticity driven by amorphous shear bands

    Amorphous shear bands in crystalline materials can be engineered to accommodate plastic deformation and increase the toughness of brittle materials.

    See Hu et al.

  • No. 8 August 2023

    Two for the price of one

    Carrier multiplication generates multiple excitons for each absorbed photon but is normally limited by fast phonon-assisted relaxation. Here the authors achieve a threefold enhancement in multiexciton yields in Mn-doped PbSe/CdSe quantum dots, due to very fast spin-exchange interactions between Mn ions and the quantum dots that outpace energy losses arising from phonon emission.

    See Jin et al.

  • No. 7 July 2023

    Hydrogels for RNA delivery

    RNA-based therapeutics hold promise for the treatment of several diseases. This Review provides an overview of hydrogels for RNA delivery, discussing how the chemical nature and physical properties of hydrogels can be explored for tailored RNA loading and release, and highlighting the use of these materials in biomedical applications.

    See Zhong et al.

  • No. 6 June 2023

    Detailing the structure of polymer nanofibres

    Molecular structures of block copolymer nanofibres in solution, showing the solvated corona chains and the sub-nanometre crystalline core lattice.

    See Tian et al.

  • No. 5 May 2023

    Sculpting curved spaces in quantum materials

    Spin- and orbital-sourced Berry curvature in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces grown along the [111] direction is reported.

    See Lesne et al.

  • No. 4 April 2023

    Complex element coupling expands materials capabilities

    Increasing compositional complexity expands the space of manipulating materials properties, bringing both opportunities and challenges to design and processing.

    See Xue et al. & Editorial

  • No. 3 March 2023

    Surface plasmons modulate electron beams on-demand

    On-demand electron wavefront shaping is desired for applications from nanolithography to imaging. Here, the authors present ultrafast and tunable photon-induced spatial modulation of the electron beam wavefront through its interaction with externally controlled surface plasmon polaritons.

    See Tsesses et al.

  • No. 2 February 2023

    Dual Bose–Fermi density waves

    Both bosonic and fermionic collective states can emerge in two-dimensional semiconductor lattices, and mixing these species can further expand the landscape of quantum phases. Here, the authors report Bose–Fermi mixtures of neutral and charged excitons and the emergence of dual-density waves in an electrostatic lattice in a GaAs bilayer.

    See Lagoin et al.

  • No. 1 January 2023

    Probing the stiffness before differentiation

    During mesodermal differentiation of living zebrafish embryos, individual cells probe the stiffness associated with the foam-like architecture of the tissue as a part of their mechanosensing responses.

    See Mongera et al.