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Latest Research

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    A hexagonal boron nitride nanocoating grown directly on a stainless-steel mesh enables ultrahigh power input intensity in an electrothermal membrane distillation system to desalinate hypersaline solutions with exceptionally high water flux, single-pass water recovery and heat utilization efficiency.

    • Kuichang Zuo
    • , Weipeng Wang
    • , Akshay Deshmukh
    • , Shuai Jia
    • , Hua Guo
    • , Ruikun Xin
    • , Menachem Elimelech
    • , Pulickel M. Ajayan
    • , Jun Lou
    •  & Qilin Li
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    A shape-changing pH-responsive cancer vaccine delivers antigenic peptides directly to the cytoplasm and boosts the cellular immune response upon activation of the inflammasome pathway, efficiently inhibiting tumour growth and extending survival in animal tumour models.

    • Ningqiang Gong
    • , Yuxuan Zhang
    • , Xucong Teng
    • , Yongchao Wang
    • , Shuaidong Huo
    • , Guangchao Qing
    • , Qiankun Ni
    • , Xianlei Li
    • , Jinjin Wang
    • , Xiaoxia Ye
    • , Tingbin Zhang
    • , Shizhu Chen
    • , Yongji Wang
    • , Jie Yu
    • , Paul C. Wang
    • , Yaling Gan
    • , Jinchao Zhang
    • , Michael J. Mitchell
    • , Jinghong Li
    •  & Xing-Jie Liang
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    By controlling two voltage gates separately from one another, a spatial light modulator has been made that can continuously vary the phase of 360 degrees while independently adjusting the amplitude.

    • Junghyun Park
    • , Byung Gil Jeong
    • , Sun Il Kim
    • , Duhyun Lee
    • , Jungwoo Kim
    • , Changgyun Shin
    • , Chang Bum Lee
    • , Tatsuhiro Otsuka
    • , Jisoo Kyoung
    • , Sangwook Kim
    • , Ki-Yeon Yang
    • , Yong-Young Park
    • , Jisan Lee
    • , Inoh Hwang
    • , Jaeduck Jang
    • , Seok Ho Song
    • , Mark L. Brongersma
    • , Kyoungho Ha
    • , Sung-Woo Hwang
    • , Hyuck Choo
    •  & Byoung Lyong Choi
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    Function implementation and optimization in nanoscale and quantum-electronic devices become increasingly challenging with the growing complexity of the devices. Training a deep neural network with the physical device response and searching for the functionality in the digital device can ease this challenge.

    • Hans-Christian Ruiz Euler
    • , Marcus N. Boon
    • , Jochem T. Wildeboer
    • , Bram van de Ven
    • , Tao Chen
    • , Hajo Broersma
    • , Peter A. Bobbert
    •  & Wilfred G. van der Wiel
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    Foliar application of different forms of nanoscale copper to plant seedlings induces material-specific biochemical and molecular changes in root tissue that stimulate plant defence against soybean sudden death syndrome.

    • Chuanxin Ma
    • , Jaya Borgatta
    • , Blake Geoffrey Hudson
    • , Ali Abbaspour Tamijani
    • , Roberto De La Torre-Roche
    • , Nubia Zuverza-Mena
    • , Yu Shen
    • , Wade Elmer
    • , Baoshan Xing
    • , Sara Elizabeth Mason
    • , Robert John Hamers
    •  & Jason Christopher White
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    Surface emission from a topological mid-gap cavity shows large free spectral range and arbitrary mode degeneracy.

    • Xiaomei Gao
    • , Lechen Yang
    • , Hao Lin
    • , Lang Zhang
    • , Jiafang Li
    • , Fang Bo
    • , Zhong Wang
    •  & Ling Lu

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    A new memory device in which the electric dipole, rather than the magnetic dipole, stores information at the single-molecule level is demonstrated.

    • Sadafumi Nishihara
  • Thesis |

    After fourteen years of writing for Nature Nanotechnology, Chris Toumey reflects on the role of experts in Science and Technology Studies in his last contribution to the journal.

    • Chris Toumey
  • News & Views |

    In situ NMR and magnetic resonance imaging unravel new chemistries for the formation and growth of metal microstructures, with consequences on the solid–electrolyte interphase stability.

    • YuYe J. Tong
  • Editorial |

    Although the idea of using nanomaterials for agriculture is promising, we must consider in detail how nanotechnology can provide advantages over standard tools.

  • Editorial |

    Two studies on sub-micrometre plastic particles provide evidence of plastic accumulation in terrestrial plants.

  • News & Views |

    Overcoming the challenges of plastic detection in plants has made it possible to transfer many of the lessons learned from plant–metal nanoparticle interactions to plastic nanoparticles.

    • Fabienne Schwab
    • , Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
    •  & Alke Petri-Fink

Focus

When nanotechnology focuses on COVID-19

Image courtesy of Rita Acúrcio, University of Lisbon

When nanotechnology focuses on COVID-19

In face of the coronavirus pandemic, the nanotechnology community has joined forces to provide tools and expertise to COVID-19 research efforts. Long-term experience in drug delivery, nanovaccines, immunoengineering, biosensors and platform technologies positions nanotechnology in a unique place to tackle some of the key issues in preclinical and clinical COVID-19 research

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