Human muscle-like bundle of fibers made of exfoliated graphene in liquid crystal elastomers exhibiting strong photo-thermal actuation and enhanced mechanical properties.

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    In 2020 and 2021, Nature Nanotechnology hosted several panel discussions on exciting topics in nanotechnology. See the recordings here.

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  • Self-assembled monolayers nicely link the history and the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

  • First synthesized in 2011, MXenes are two-dimensional materials currently generating a whirlpool of interest.

  • Perovskite quantum dots have been proven promising for photonic and optoelectronic applications, particularly, as bright and narrow band emitters for display technology. Despite the advantageous properties, the stability issues have to be resolved to unleash the full industrial potential of perovskite quantum dots in display technology.

    • Xian-gang Wu
    • Honglei Ji
    • Haizheng Zhong
  • Using our company’s CO2 electrolysers as a model, we describe the challenges involved in incorporating nanomaterial catalysts into industrial-scale electrolysers and suggest ways to more efficiently realize the performance improvements of academic-scale novel nanomaterials at industrial scales.

    • Aya K. Buckley
    • Sichao Ma
    • Kendra P. Kuhl


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