Browse Articles

  • Letter |

    Magneto-transport measurements on thin metallic crystals of the transition metal dichalcogenide PtSe2 show signatures of ferro- and antiferromagnetic order depending on the number of layers and first-principles calculations suggest Pt vacancies at the surface as a plausible cause.

    • Ahmet Avsar
    • , Alberto Ciarrocchi
    • , Michele Pizzochero
    • , Dmitrii Unuchek
    • , Oleg V. Yazyev
    •  & Andras Kis
  • Q&A |

    J. Scott Angle is the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the US. Anne Mullen asks him about opportunities for nanotechnology in agriculture and food security. The views expressed below do not necessarily represent the official views of NIFA or the US Department of Agriculture.

    • Anne Mullen
  • Comment |

    Discussions on agricultural nanotechnology are pervaded with conflicting accounts of public opinion. A pragmatist concept may help to explain why this is so difficult to identify.

    • Koen Beumer
  • News & Views |

    The development of devices that exploit the intrinsic properties of two-dimensional materials can provide opportunities for in-memory computing and area-efficient integrated circuits based on Moore’s law.

    • Du Xiang
    • , Tao Liu
    •  & Wei Chen
  • Article |

    A nanoporous polyimide film filled with a solid polymer electrolyte has high ionic conductivity and high mechanical strength. An all-solid-state battery made with an approximately 10-μm-thick film shows good cyclability at 60 °C and no dendrite formation.

    • Jiayu Wan
    • , Jin Xie
    • , Xian Kong
    • , Zhe Liu
    • , Kai Liu
    • , Feifei Shi
    • , Allen Pei
    • , Hao Chen
    • , Wei Chen
    • , Jun Chen
    • , Xiaokun Zhang
    • , Linqi Zong
    • , Jiangyan Wang
    • , Long-Qing Chen
    • , Jian Qin
    •  & Yi Cui
  • News & Views |

    Grafting nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization can be carried out at liquid–liquid interfaces.

    • Anna Carlmark
  • Article |

    Virus nanoparticles can penetrate soil to a depth of 30 cm, thus showing potential to effectively deliver nanopesticides.

    • Paul L. Chariou
    • , Alan B. Dogan
    • , Alexandra G. Welsh
    • , Gerald M. Saidel
    • , Harihara Baskaran
    •  & Nicole F. Steinmetz
  • Letter |

    Eutectic Ga-In droplets can be functionalized with various polymers and co-polymers using atom transfer radical polymerization. The droplets are ready for direct solution processing to form liquid-metal nanocomposites for potential applications in soft robotics.

    • Jiajun Yan
    • , Mohammad H. Malakooti
    • , Zhao Lu
    • , Zongyu Wang
    • , Navid Kazem
    • , Chengfeng Pan
    • , Michael R. Bockstaller
    • , Carmel Majidi
    •  & Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
  • Letter |

    Gate reflectometry on an ancillary dot coupled to an electron reservoir is used to read the spin of a qubit in a CMOS device in a single shot with an average fidelity above 98% within 0.5 ms.

    • Matias Urdampilleta
    • , David J. Niegemann
    • , Emmanuel Chanrion
    • , Baptiste Jadot
    • , Cameron Spence
    • , Pierre-André Mortemousque
    • , Christopher Bäuerle
    • , Louis Hutin
    • , Benoit Bertrand
    • , Sylvain Barraud
    • , Romain Maurand
    • , Marc Sanquer
    • , Xavier Jehl
    • , Silvano De Franceschi
    • , Maud Vinet
    •  & Tristan Meunier
  • Article |

    Light scattering spectra are acquired in the near field to map dipole–dipole interactions and extract all their vectorial components with 5-nm spatial resolution.

    • Martin Esmann
    • , Simon Fabian Becker
    • , Julia Witt
    • , Jinxin Zhan
    • , Abbas Chimeh
    • , Anke Korte
    • , Jinhui Zhong
    • , Ralf Vogelgesang
    • , Gunther Wittstock
    •  & Christoph Lienau
  • Feature |

    Art galleries are the right setting to promote the dialogue between scientists and the general public.

    • Christian Rauch
  • Feature |

    Art-based absurd scenarios serve as a vector to challenge perceptions of emergent biotechnologies.

    • Guy Ben-Ary
  • Editorial |

    Scientists and engineers should embrace art as a part of their work.

  • Feature |

    With their unique perspectives, artists can become part of the scientific process.

    • Thomas Duggan
    •  & S. J. Fowler
  • Feature |

    Neuroscience as a form of abstract expressionism

    • Julia Buntaine Hoel
  • Review Article |

    Until recently, the family of 2D materials was missing one crucial member — 2D magnets. This Review presents an overview of the 2D magnets studied so far and of the heterostructures that can be realized by combining them with other 2D materials.

    • M. Gibertini
    • , M. Koperski
    • , A. F. Morpurgo
    •  & K. S. Novoselov
  • Feature |

    Rich in drama, the scientific enterprise is an ideal subject to elicit an emotional response in the public.

    • Andrea Brunello
    • , Pierre Echard
    •  & Stefano Oss
  • News & Views |

    Carbon fibres maximize lithium usage, offering a path to realistic high-energy-density lithium-metal batteries.

    • Rodrigo V. Salvatierra
    •  & James M. Tour
  • Article |

    Metallic lithium wets a functionalized mesoporous carbon film to create a self-smoothing anode that, in conjunction with a standard lithium nickel–manganese–cobalt cathode, delivers long cycling life, 350 Wh kg−1 high-energy cells under realistic conditions.

    • Chaojiang Niu
    • , Huilin Pan
    • , Wu Xu
    • , Jie Xiao
    • , Ji-Guang Zhang
    • , Langli Luo
    • , Chongmin Wang
    • , Donghai Mei
    • , Jiashen Meng
    • , Xuanpeng Wang
    • , Ziang Liu
    • , Liqiang Mai
    •  & Jun Liu
  • Article |

    Current pulses of 105 A cm−2 can control the orientation of 100-nm-wide stripe domains in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 and spin waves of 10 GHz can propagate along these domains with a group velocity of 2.6 km s−1.

    • Chuanpu Liu
    • , Shizhe Wu
    • , Jianyu Zhang
    • , Jilei Chen
    • , Jinjun Ding
    • , Ji Ma
    • , Yuelin Zhang
    • , Yuanwei Sun
    • , Sa Tu
    • , Hanchen Wang
    • , Pengfei Liu
    • , Chexin Li
    • , Yong Jiang
    • , Peng Gao
    • , Dapeng Yu
    • , Jiang Xiao
    • , Rembert Duine
    • , Mingzhong Wu
    • , Ce-Wen Nan
    • , Jinxing Zhang
    •  & Haiming Yu
  • Letter |

    Thermal diffusion of skyrmions in a non-flat energy landscape shows exponential temperature dependence and can be used for a reshuffler device with potential application in probabilistic computing.

    • Jakub Zázvorka
    • , Florian Jakobs
    • , Daniel Heinze
    • , Niklas Keil
    • , Sascha Kromin
    • , Samridh Jaiswal
    • , Kai Litzius
    • , Gerhard Jakob
    • , Peter Virnau
    • , Daniele Pinna
    • , Karin Everschor-Sitte
    • , Levente Rózsa
    • , Andreas Donges
    • , Ulrich Nowak
    •  & Mathias Kläui
  • News & Views |

    A semiconductor quantum dot that generates polarization-entangled photon pairs on demand has been realized, marking an important milestone for scalable integrated quantum photonics and information processing.

    • Igor Aharonovich
  • Article |

    Lithium transition metal oxide cathodes can degrade under high-voltage conditions by a redox mechanism by which oxygen vacancies form at the surface and migrate towards the bulk.

    • Pengfei Yan
    • , Jianming Zheng
    • , Zhen-Kun Tang
    • , Arun Devaraj
    • , Guoying Chen
    • , Khalil Amine
    • , Ji-Guang Zhang
    • , Li-Min Liu
    •  & Chongmin Wang
  • Letter |

    While measurement of an electron spin commonly destroys it, the quantum non-demolition measurement implemented here for an electron spin qubit in a semiconductor quantum dot preserves the measured spin and allows for exponential suppression of readout errors by repeated measurements.

    • Takashi Nakajima
    • , Akito Noiri
    • , Jun Yoneda
    • , Matthieu R. Delbecq
    • , Peter Stano
    • , Tomohiro Otsuka
    • , Kenta Takeda
    • , Shinichi Amaha
    • , Giles Allison
    • , Kento Kawasaki
    • , Arne Ludwig
    • , Andreas D. Wieck
    • , Daniel Loss
    •  & Seigo Tarucha