Xiaoyan Li, Tsinghua University

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Spin qubits, radiative heat transfer devices, neuromorphic sensors, nanoparticles for cancer treatment and the usual dose of 2D materials research...

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Local changes of the Coulomb interaction due to external dielectric environment fluctuations present a new type of disorder in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides.

    • Archana Raja
    • , Lutz Waldecker
    • , Jonas Zipfel
    • , Yeongsu Cho
    • , Samuel Brem
    • , Jonas D. Ziegler
    • , Marvin Kulig
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Ermin Malic
    • , Tony F. Heinz
    • , Timothy C. Berkelbach
    •  & Alexey Chernikov
  • Article |

    Automated 3D design produces rapid and near-atomically accurate predictions of RNA tertiary structure as well as the ability to generate complex RNA machines such as functional single-stranded tethered ribosomes, and enhancement of the binding properties of small-molecule RNA aptamers.

    • Joseph D. Yesselman
    • , Daniel Eiler
    • , Erik D. Carlson
    • , Michael R. Gotrik
    • , Anne E. d’Aquino
    • , Alexandra N. Ooms
    • , Wipapat Kladwang
    • , Paul D. Carlson
    • , Xuesong Shi
    • , David A. Costantino
    • , Daniel Herschlag
    • , Julius B. Lucks
    • , Michael C. Jewett
    • , Jeffrey S. Kieft
    •  & Rhiju Das
  • Letter |

    Controlled delivery of neuromodulators in the brain might improve the understanding of the molecular basis of behaviour. In this letter, magnetic liposomes injected in deep brain regions release small molecules under remote magnetic stimulation, activating specific neuronal circuits in freely moving mice.

    • Siyuan Rao
    • , Ritchie Chen
    • , Ava A. LaRocca
    • , Michael G. Christiansen
    • , Alexander W. Senko
    • , Cindy H. Shi
    • , Po-Han Chiang
    • , Georgios Varnavides
    • , Jian Xue
    • , Yang Zhou
    • , Seongjun Park
    • , Ruihua Ding
    • , Junsang Moon
    • , Guoping Feng
    •  & Polina Anikeeva
  • Letter |

    The Weyl semimetal WTe2 possesses strong spin–orbit coupling and time-reversal-protected spin polarization in surface and bulk states. In a WTe2/permalloy heterostructure, WTe2 can act as a spin current source that enables magnetization switching at low current densities.

    • Shuyuan Shi
    • , Shiheng Liang
    • , Zhifeng Zhu
    • , Kaiming Cai
    • , Shawn D. Pollard
    • , Yi Wang
    • , Junyong Wang
    • , Qisheng Wang
    • , Pan He
    • , Jiawei Yu
    • , Goki Eda
    • , Gengchiau Liang
    •  & Hyunsoo Yang
  • Article |

    A monolayer WS2 membrane patterned as a photonic crystal sustains guided optical modes that propagate via total internal reflection.

    • Xingwang Zhang
    • , Chawina De-Eknamkul
    • , Jie Gu
    • , Alexandra L. Boehmke
    • , Vinod M. Menon
    • , Jacob Khurgin
    •  & Ertugrul Cubukcu
  • Article |

    A repeated on–off high-temperature shockwave is shown to be a generalizable way of efficiently synthesizing and stabilizing single atoms at high temperatures.

    • Yonggang Yao
    • , Zhennan Huang
    • , Pengfei Xie
    • , Lianping Wu
    • , Lu Ma
    • , Tangyuan Li
    • , Zhenqian Pang
    • , Miaolun Jiao
    • , Zhiqiang Liang
    • , Jinlong Gao
    • , Yang He
    • , Dylan Jacob Kline
    • , Michael R. Zachariah
    • , Chongmin Wang
    • , Jun Lu
    • , Tianpin Wu
    • , Teng Li
    • , Chao Wang
    • , Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
    •  & Liangbing Hu

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Energy-efficient magnetization manipulation is a prerequisite for competitive spintronic devices. The Weyl semimetal WTe2 can act as a spin current source that enables magnetization switching of an adjacent ferromagnet at low power consumption and additionally induces chiral magnetism.

    • Marcos H. D. Guimarães
  • News & Views |

    While heating a catalyst causes growth of nanoparticles through Ostwald ripening, repeated on/off high-temperature shockwaves can reverse the process, converting the nanoparticles into stable single-atom catalysts.

    • Abhaya K. Datye

Insight

Nano-enabled agriculture

Dr. Eleanor Spielman-Sun and Dr. Astrid Avellan, Carnegie Mellon University

Nano-enabled agriculture

We have reason to believe that nanomaterials could play an important role in providing more sustainable agriculture, especially in the production of crops.

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