As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we remain committed to excellence in materials science. High-temperature superconductivity is our focus this month.
Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2007
Twenty years ago, J. Georg Bednorz shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Karl Alexander Müller. Nature Materials asked him about the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity and its implication for science and technology.
News & Views
An emerging topic of research into conducting polymers revolves around their integration with living tissue. Using an organic electronic ion pump enables cell responses to be controlled, providing an intriguing avenue to further this area.
Decorating a surface with a forest of microposts can either make it repel water or cause it to be sucked into the spaces between posts. In the latter case, the shape of a liquid on the surface can be controlled using simple design principles.
In This Issue
September 2007 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of Nature Materials. To celebrate, the editors have put together their highlights of influential articles that have appeared since 2002. The topics in the selection reflect the diversity ofNature Materialscontent. We hope that you will enjoy browsing through the list, and join us in looking forward to an enjoyable and successful future.
High temperature superconductors (HTS) have entered the third decade since their discovery. In this focus we revisit the excitement following that breakthrough and we review the efforts by materials scientists to improve performances of these complex materials on the way towards commercialization of reliable and energy efficient HTS applications.