Cover Hero Yu: Image courtesy of Hanchen Wang and Haozhen Wang, Beihang University

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This month we have contributions on reproducibility and transparency in nanobiomedicine, a thought-provoking Thesis on ethics in nanotech, a Review on nanomaterials for neuroscience and much more...

Latest Research

  • Article |

    An optoelectronic resistive switching memory synaptic device enables the realization of an efficient neuromorphic visual system exhibiting non-volatile optical resistive switching and light-tunable synaptic behaviours.

    • Feichi Zhou
    • , Zheng Zhou
    • , Jiewei Chen
    • , Tsz Hin Choy
    • , Jingli Wang
    • , Ning Zhang
    • , Ziyuan Lin
    • , Shimeng Yu
    • , Jinfeng Kang
    • , H.-S. Philip Wong
    •  & Yang Chai
  • Article |

    Nanopore AFM is used for the stochastic sensing of secreted molecules and the activity of ion channels in arbitrary locations both inside and outside a cell.

    • Morteza Aramesh
    • , Csaba Forró
    • , Livie Dorwling-Carter
    • , Ines Lüchtefeld
    • , Tilman Schlotter
    • , Stephan J. Ihle
    • , Ivan Shorubalko
    • , Vahid Hosseini
    • , Dmitry Momotenko
    • , Tomaso Zambelli
    • , Enrico Klotzsch
    •  & János Vörös
  • Letter |

    Random sequences of unitary gate operations on an exchange-only qubit encoded in three physical electron qubits are performed using only voltage pulses and exhibit an average total error of 0.35%, where half of the error originates from leakage out of the computational subspace caused by interactions with substrate nuclear spins.

    • Reed W. Andrews
    • , Cody Jones
    • , Matthew D. Reed
    • , Aaron M. Jones
    • , Sieu D. Ha
    • , Michael P. Jura
    • , Joseph Kerckhoff
    • , Mark Levendorf
    • , Seán Meenehan
    • , Seth T. Merkel
    • , Aaron Smith
    • , Bo Sun
    • , Aaron J. Weinstein
    • , Matthew T. Rakher
    • , Thaddeus D. Ladd
    •  & Matthew G. Borselli
  • Article |

    The combination of two-photon lithography and high-temperature pyrolysis is used to create micro-sized pyrolytic carbon with a compressive strength of 9.79 GPa cm3 g−1. This enables rubber-like behaviour in micropillars, which can sustain compressive strain up to 50%.

    • Xuan Zhang
    • , Lei Zhong
    • , Arturo Mateos
    • , Akira Kudo
    • , Andrey Vyatskikh
    • , Huajian Gao
    • , Julia R. Greer
    •  & Xiaoyan Li

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    The combination of a nanopore and an atomic force microscope allows stochastic sensing of secreted molecules and the activity of ion channels in arbitrary locations both inside and outside of a cell.

    • Amit Meller
  • Correspondence |

    Following our call to join in the discussion over the suitability of implementing a reporting checklist for bio–nano papers, the community responds.

    • Hon S. Leong
    • , Kimberly S. Butler
    • , C. Jeffrey Brinker
    • , May Azzawi
    • , Steve Conlan
    • , Christine Dufès
    • , Andrew Owen
    • , Steve Rannard
    • , Chris Scott
    • , Chunying Chen
    • , Marina A. Dobrovolskaia
    • , Serguei V. Kozlov
    • , Adriele Prina-Mello
    • , Ruth Schmid
    • , Peter Wick
    • , Fanny Caputo
    • , Patrick Boisseau
    • , Rachael M. Crist
    • , Scott E. McNeil
    • , Bengt Fadeel
    • , Lang Tran
    • , Steffen Foss Hansen
    • , Nanna B. Hartmann
    • , Lauge P. W. Clausen
    • , Lars M. Skjolding
    • , Anders Baun
    • , Marlene Ågerstrand
    • , Zhen Gu
    • , Dimitrios A. Lamprou
    • , Clare Hoskins
    • , Leaf Huang
    • , Wantong Song
    • , Huiliang Cao
    • , Xuanyong Liu
    • , Klaus D. Jandt
    • , Wen Jiang
    • , Betty Y. S. Kim
    • , Korin E. Wheeler
    • , Andrew J. Chetwynd
    • , Iseult Lynch
    • , Sayed Moein Moghimi
    • , André Nel
    • , Tian Xia
    • , Paul S. Weiss
    • , Bruno Sarmento
    • , José das Neves
    • , Hélder A. Santos
    • , Luis Santos
    • , Samir Mitragotri
    • , Steve Little
    • , Dan Peer
    • , Mansoor M. Amiji
    • , Maria José Alonso
    • , Alke Petri-Fink
    • , Sandor Balog
    • , Aaron Lee
    • , Barbara Drasler
    • , Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
    • , Stefan Wilhelm
    • , Handan Acar
    • , Roger G. Harrison
    • , Chuanbin Mao
    • , Priyabrata Mukherjee
    • , Rajagopal Ramesh
    • , Lacey R. McNally
    • , Sara Busatto
    • , Joy Wolfram
    • , Paolo Bergese
    • , Mauro Ferrari
    • , Ronnie H. Fang
    • , Liangfang Zhang
    • , Jie Zheng
    • , Chuanqi Peng
    • , Bujie Du
    • , Mengxiao Yu
    • , Danielle M. Charron
    • , Gang Zheng
    •  & Chiara Pastore
  • Editorial |

    After our call to action regarding the suitability and usefulness of a checklist for papers in the field of nanobiomedicine, we received mixed replies.

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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