Latest Research

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Letter |

    Gate-tuning of a Fermi reservoir enables the deterministic loading of single electrons or holes into a localized quantum dot in a WSe2 monolayer and the observation of hybrid excitons originating from strong, spin-conserving tunnelling between the dot and the reservoir.

    • Mauro Brotons-Gisbert
    • , Artur Branny
    • , Santosh Kumar
    • , Raphaël Picard
    • , Raphaël Proux
    • , Mason Gray
    • , Kenneth S. Burch
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    •  & Brian D. Gerardot
  • Letter |

    Under the application of a magnetic field, the 2D electron gas in a gated MoS2 monolayer becomes spin-polarized, the Coulomb interaction probably being key to the symmetry breaking.

    • Jonas Gaël Roch
    • , Guillaume Froehlicher
    • , Nadine Leisgang
    • , Peter Makk
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    •  & Richard John Warburton
  • Letter |

    Instead of using capacitively coupled charge sensors, which imply additional complexity in the device architecture, radiofrequency reflectometry on the gate defining the quantum dot can read out the spin state of a double quantum dot in a single shot.

    • Anderson West
    • , Bas Hensen
    • , Alexis Jouan
    • , Tuomo Tanttu
    • , Chih-Hwan Yang
    • , Alessandro Rossi
    • , M. Fernando Gonzalez-Zalba
    • , Fay Hudson
    • , Andrea Morello
    • , David J. Reilly
    •  & Andrew S. Dzurak
  • Article |

    A scanning single-electron transistor-based method enables simultaneous visualization of voltage and current density of flowing electrons in two-dimensional systems with high sensitivity and minimal invasiveness

    • Lior Ella
    • , Asaf Rozen
    • , John Birkbeck
    • , Moshe Ben-Shalom
    • , David Perello
    • , Johanna Zultak
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Andre K. Geim
    • , Shahal Ilani
    •  & Joseph A. Sulpizio
  • Letter |

    While neutral-charge quantum dots in optically active WSe2 do not show spin-valley initialization, localized holes possess a net spin and their spin-valley state can be selected with the helicity of the laser excitation.

    • Xin Lu
    • , Xiaotong Chen
    • , Sudipta Dubey
    • , Qiang Yao
    • , Weijie Li
    • , Xingzhi Wang
    • , Qihua Xiong
    •  & Ajit Srivastava
  • Letter |

    Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles could be used as labels for the imaging of biomolecules, potentially leading to a multicolour modality in electron microscopy.

    • Maxim B. Prigozhin
    • , Peter C. Maurer
    • , Alexandra M. Courtis
    • , Nian Liu
    • , Michael D. Wisser
    • , Chris Siefe
    • , Bining Tian
    • , Emory Chan
    • , Guosheng Song
    • , Stefan Fischer
    • , Shaul Aloni
    • , D. Frank Ogletree
    • , Edward S. Barnard
    • , Lydia-Marie Joubert
    • , Jianghong Rao
    • , A. Paul Alivisatos
    • , Roger M. Macfarlane
    • , Bruce E. Cohen
    • , Yi Cui
    • , Jennifer A. Dionne
    •  & Steven Chu
  • Article |

    Semipermeable proteinosome membranes allow complex DNA message communication through compartmentalization and protect the DNA circuits from degradation in a biological environment.

    • Alex Joesaar
    • , Shuo Yang
    • , Bas Bögels
    • , Ardjan van der Linden
    • , Pascal Pieters
    • , B. V. V. S. Pavan Kumar
    • , Neil Dalchau
    • , Andrew Phillips
    • , Stephen Mann
    •  & Tom F. A. de Greef
  • Article |

    Chitosan-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes enable selective gene delivery to the chloroplasts of mature living plants without external mechanical aid.

    • Seon-Yeong Kwak
    • , Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew
    • , Connor J. Sweeney
    • , Volodymyr B. Koman
    • , Min Hao Wong
    • , Karen Bohmert-Tatarev
    • , Kristi D. Snell
    • , Jun Sung Seo
    • , Nam-Hai Chua
    •  & Michael S. Strano
  • Article |

    High aspect ratio nanomaterials enable efficient delivery of DNA into mature plant cells in a species-independent and non-integrating manner for plant genetic engineering applications.

    • Gozde S. Demirer
    • , Huan Zhang
    • , Juliana L. Matos
    • , Natalie S. Goh
    • , Francis J. Cunningham
    • , Younghun Sung
    • , Roger Chang
    • , Abhishek J. Aditham
    • , Linda Chio
    • , Myeong-Je Cho
    • , Brian Staskawicz
    •  & Markita P. Landry
  • Article |

    Sub-micrometre spin waves are excited in anisotropic spin textures and they can propagate as 2D plane waves over several micrometres and as 1D waves along curved domain walls.

    • Volker Sluka
    • , Tobias Schneider
    • , Rodolfo A. Gallardo
    • , Attila Kákay
    • , Markus Weigand
    • , Tobias Warnatz
    • , Roland Mattheis
    • , Alejandro Roldán-Molina
    • , Pedro Landeros
    • , Vasil Tiberkevich
    • , Andrei Slavin
    • , Gisela Schütz
    • , Artur Erbe
    • , Alina Deac
    • , Jürgen Lindner
    • , Jörg Raabe
    • , Jürgen Fassbender
    •  & Sebastian Wintz
  • Article |

    A combination of light-emitting semiconductors and photochromic molecules enables the fabrication of optically switchable organic light-emitting transistors with tunable current and luminance.

    • Lili Hou
    • , Xiaoyan Zhang
    • , Giovanni F. Cotella
    • , Giuseppe Carnicella
    • , Martin Herder
    • , Bernd M. Schmidt
    • , Michael Pätzel
    • , Stefan Hecht
    • , Franco Cacialli
    •  & Paolo Samorì
  • Article |

    Atomically dispersed gold supported by carbon dots amplifies mitochondrial oxidative stress, and leads to irreversible cell damage, inhibiting hepatocellular carcinoma in animal models.

    • Ningqiang Gong
    • , Xiaowei Ma
    • , Xiaoxia Ye
    • , Qunfang Zhou
    • , Xiaoai Chen
    • , Xiaoli Tan
    • , Shengkun Yao
    • , Shuaidong Huo
    • , Tingbin Zhang
    • , Shizhu Chen
    • , Xucong Teng
    • , Xixue Hu
    • , Jie Yu
    • , Yaling Gan
    • , Huaidong Jiang
    • , Jinghong Li
    •  & Xing-Jie Liang
  • Article |

    Dense nanostructuring of hBN-encapsulated graphene enables band structure engineering with distinct magnetotransport signatures and a tunable bandgap.

    • Bjarke S. Jessen
    • , Lene Gammelgaard
    • , Morten R. Thomsen
    • , David M. A. Mackenzie
    • , Joachim D. Thomsen
    • , José M. Caridad
    • , Emil Duegaard
    • , Kenji Watanabe
    • , Takashi Taniguchi
    • , Timothy J. Booth
    • , Thomas G. Pedersen
    • , Antti-Pekka Jauho
    •  & Peter Bøggild
  • Article |

    An electromechanical transducer that integrates a high-frequency phononic crystal with a superconducting microwave circuit enables transduction of hypersonic mechanical motion at the quantum level.

    • Mahmoud Kalaee
    • , Mohammad Mirhosseini
    • , Paul B. Dieterle
    • , Matilda Peruzzo
    • , Johannes M. Fink
    •  & Oskar Painter
  • Article |

    DNA nanodevice can quantitatively map disulfide reduction exclusively in endosomes in C. elegans, by which the location-specific action of proteins can be addressed.

    • Krishna Dan
    • , Aneesh T. Veetil
    • , Kasturi Chakraborty
    •  & Yamuna Krishnan
  • Article |

    Analytical challenges in detecting nanoplastics have hindered the understanding of their behaviour in environmental systems, but these difficulties can be circumvented by synthesizing metal-doped nanoplastics (where the metal can be measured as a proxy for the plastic) to undertake mechanistic investigations of particle fate, transport and biological interactions in lab and pilot-scale studies.

    • Denise M. Mitrano
    • , Anna Beltzung
    • , Stefan Frehland
    • , Michael Schmiedgruber
    • , Alberto Cingolani
    •  & Felix Schmidt
  • Letter |

    A significant mobility increase in TMD-based field-effect transistors is achieved via engineering of nanometre-scale corrugations and crests in the dielectric substrate.

    • Tao Liu
    • , Song Liu
    • , Kun-Hua Tu
    • , Hennrik Schmidt
    • , Leiqiang Chu
    • , Du Xiang
    • , Jens Martin
    • , Goki Eda
    • , Caroline A. Ross
    •  & Slaven Garaj