Graphene is a two-dimensional material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its properties include high strength and good conductivity of heat and electricity. The stacked form of graphene is graphite.

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    Two studies investigate the behaviour of localized interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures, offering insights into their dipolar interactions and the effect of moiré trapping potentials for the design of quantum optical applications based on 2D materials.

    • Alexander Tartakovskii
    Nature Materials 19, 581-582
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    A new light-field imaging scheme, employing stacks of transparent graphene photodetectors, has been demonstrated, providing a path to greatly simplify the otherwise complex three-dimensional imaging.

    • Khurram Shehzad
    •  & Yang Xu
    Nature Photonics 14, 134-136
  • Comments and Opinion |

    This is a turning point for nanofluidics. Recent progress allows envisioning both fundamental discoveries for the transport of fluids at the ultimate scales, and disruptive technologies for the water–energy nexus.

    • Lydéric Bocquet
    Nature Materials 19, 254-256
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    Bending of few-layer graphene leads to interlayer slip, and slipping lowers the bending stiffness. Beyond a critical bending angle, the graphene layers bend like a stack of paper, with a state of superlubricity for interlayer slip.

    • Rui Huang
    Nature Materials 19, 259-260