Depiction of the continuous reflection of a light signal between a semi-transparent mirror and a nanostructured dielectric substrate.

In our May 2023 issue

Ferroelectric materials in memory electronics, Epitaxial substitution & metal halides, Hybrid silicon CMOS/MoS2 circuit, Ultrafast bipolar flash memory, Phonon polaritons in boron nitride...


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  • The passing of Gordon Moore, an Intel co-founder, is a good time to reflect on the achievements of the semiconductors industry and how nanomaterials could allow Moore’s law to outlive its formulator.

  • Increasing the capacity of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is an effective strategy to enhance food security while simultaneously reducing the carbon and nitrogen footprint of agriculture. Nanotechnology offers several pathways to enhance BNF successfully.

    • Mingshu Li
    • Li Gao
    • Peng Zhang
  • Nanomedicines are complex drugs where components that have typically been regarded as excipients may now be considered part of the active ingredient. The distinction between the active ingredient and excipients for nanomedicines has important consequences for regulatory review and product development. The dissimilarity in the review of the recent ribonucleic acid (RNA)-based lipid nanoparticles highlights the need for further regulatory alignment on this topic.

    • Eva Hemmrich
    • Scott McNeil
  • Recent advancements in DNA nanotechnology are enabling the construction of both aesthetically pleasing and functional structures using synthetic DNA strands, paving the way for practical applications in various fields.

    • Francesco Ricci
    • Hendrik Dietz
  • Since the early 1990s, the intersection of genetics and nanomedicine has found a home in the clinic as one of the game changers of the past decade, holding great promise in fighting diseases by rapidly developing much-needed therapeutic platforms, from cancer to infectious or genetic diseases. And this revolution was just triggered by the amazing evolving world of messenger RNA and its ‘cues’.

    • João Conde
    • Robert Langer
    • José Rueff