Browse Articles

  • 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
  • Article |

    A specifically designed family of synthetic lipids exhibits unique liquid-crystalline behaviour at low temperature, enabling maintenance of amorphous water down to about 10 K due to nanoconfinement.

    • Livia Salvati Manni
    • , Salvatore Assenza
    • , Michael Duss
    • , Jijo J. Vallooran
    • , Fanni Juranyi
    • , Simon Jurt
    • , Oliver Zerbe
    • , Ehud M. Landau
    •  & Raffaele Mezzenga
  • Article |

    Ionic Coulomb blockade in nanochannels is shown to be a consequence of a second Wien effect, resulting from the dissociation of Bjerrum pairs that are formed under confinement.

    • Nikita Kavokine
    • , Sophie Marbach
    • , Alessandro Siria
    •  & Lydéric Bocquet
  • News & Views |

    The ability to synthesize metal-doped nanoplastic opens windows to accurately assess the potential environmental hazards that nanoplastic poses.

    • Albert A. Koelmans
  • Editorial |

    Plastic nanoparticles raise concern because of their potential impact on the environment. However, many questions need to be answered to establish how dangerous they really are.

  • Comment |

    To assess potential risks posed by plastic nanoparticles, we must study the way in which they transfer and transform in the environment. Using 13C-labelled nanoplastics could provide a safe and effective way to establish whether the plastic is mineralized or whether it persists in the environment.

    • Michael Sander
    • , Hans-Peter E. Kohler
    •  & Kristopher McNeill
  • Letter |

    Spin currents from an adjacent Pt layer can drive homochiral Néel domain walls in centrosymmetric rare-earth iron garnet films at more than 800 m s–1, taking advantage of the antiferromagnetic spin dynamics of the ferrimagnetic oxide.

    • Can Onur Avci
    • , Ethan Rosenberg
    • , Lucas Caretta
    • , Felix Büttner
    • , Maxwell Mann
    • , Colin Marcus
    • , David Bono
    • , Caroline A. Ross
    •  & Geoffrey S. D. Beach
  • Letter |

    MoS2 is shown to exhibit a stronger vdW interaction with graphite than with hexagon boron nitride, which is well described by Lifshitz theory and utilized to construct 2D heterostructures in a sophisticated way

    • Baowen Li
    • , Jun Yin
    • , Xiaofei Liu
    • , Hongrong Wu
    • , Jidong Li
    • , Xuemei Li
    •  & Wanlin Guo
  • Article |

    Administration of the clinically approved iron oxide nanoparticle drug ferumoxytol in vitro results in an anti-leukaemia effect and in vivo extended overall survival in part due to the low expression of the iron export protein ferroportin.

    • Vicenta Trujillo-Alonso
    • , Edwin C. Pratt
    • , Hongliang Zong
    • , Andres Lara-Martinez
    • , Charalambos Kaittanis
    • , Mohamed O. Rabie
    • , Valerie Longo
    • , Michael W. Becker
    • , Gail J. Roboz
    • , Jan Grimm
    •  & Monica L. Guzman
  • News & Views |

    An FDA-approved iron oxide nanoparticle used for the treatment of anaemia can be repurposed for leukaemia therapy.

    • Suzy V. Torti
    •  & Frank M. Torti
  • News & Views |

    Built-in molecular motors in a porous crystal show unidirectional rotary motion fuelled by light.

    • Hubiao Huang
    •  & Takuzo Aida
  • Article |

    Overcrowded alkene-based motors are made part of the crystalline structure of a metal–organic framework. It is shown that they retain the same rotatory speed and unidirectionality as in solution.

    • Wojciech Danowski
    • , Thomas van Leeuwen
    • , Shaghayegh Abdolahzadeh
    • , Diederik Roke
    • , Wesley R. Browne
    • , Sander J. Wezenberg
    •  & Ben L. Feringa