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Latest Research

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    A combination of light-emitting semiconductors and photochromic molecules enables the fabrication of optically switchable organic light-emitting transistors with tunable current and luminance.

    • Lili Hou
    • , Xiaoyan Zhang
    • , Giovanni F. Cotella
    • , Giuseppe Carnicella
    • , Martin Herder
    • , Bernd M. Schmidt
    • , Michael Pätzel
    • , Stefan Hecht
    • , Franco Cacialli
    •  & Paolo Samorì
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    Atomically dispersed gold supported by carbon dots amplifies mitochondrial oxidative stress, and leads to irreversible cell damage, inhibiting hepatocellular carcinoma in animal models.

    • Ningqiang Gong
    • , Xiaowei Ma
    • , Xiaoxia Ye
    • , Qunfang Zhou
    • , Xiaoai Chen
    • , Xiaoli Tan
    • , Shengkun Yao
    • , Shuaidong Huo
    • , Tingbin Zhang
    • , Shizhu Chen
    • , Xucong Teng
    • , Xixue Hu
    • , Jie Yu
    • , Yaling Gan
    • , Huaidong Jiang
    • , Jinghong Li
    •  & Xing-Jie Liang
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    Dense nanostructuring of hBN-encapsulated graphene enables band structure engineering with distinct magnetotransport signatures and a tunable bandgap.

    • Bjarke S. Jessen
    • , Lene Gammelgaard
    • , Morten R. Thomsen
    • , David M. A. Mackenzie
    • , Joachim D. Thomsen
    • , José M. Caridad
    • , Emil Duegaard
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Timothy J. Booth
    • , Thomas G. Pedersen
    • , Antti-Pekka Jauho
    •  & Peter Bøggild
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    An electromechanical transducer that integrates a high-frequency phononic crystal with a superconducting microwave circuit enables transduction of hypersonic mechanical motion at the quantum level.

    • Mahmoud Kalaee
    • , Mohammad Mirhosseini
    • , Paul B. Dieterle
    • , Matilda Peruzzo
    • , Johannes M. Fink
    •  & Oskar Painter

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    A nanoelectromechanical system made from a nanobeam embedded in a phononic crystal and coupled to a pair of superconducting microwave oscillators can couple hypersonic sound quanta at 0.425 GHz and light quanta with high coherence.

    • Guido Burkard
  • News & Views |

    Far-field photons can be coupled to acoustic graphene plasmons with near 100% efficiency and used to acquire infrared spectra of thin, subnanometre-layer samples.

    • Marta Autore
    •  & Rainer Hillenbrand

Focus

Interlayer excitons

Fabien Vialla

Interlayer excitons

When two or more individual monolayers are placed together to form an artificial homo- or heterostructure, the real van der Waals (vdW) architecture begins offering reach electronic, optical and magnetic phenomena oftentimes utterly unlike the monolayer case.

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