Materials science articles from across Nature Portfolio

Materials science is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the understanding and application of the properties of matter. Materials scientists study the connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, its processing methods and its performance in applications.

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    Since the early 1990s, the intersection of genetics and nanomedicine has found a home in the clinic as one of the game changers of the past decade, holding great promise in fighting diseases by rapidly developing much-needed therapeutic platforms, from cancer to infectious or genetic diseases. And this revolution was just triggered by the amazing evolving world of messenger RNA and its ‘cues’.

    • João Conde
    • , Robert Langer
    •  & José Rueff
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    By selectively engineering the surface roughness of micro-light-emitting-diode chips, and thus the strength of the van der Waals forces that bond them to a substrate, large-area displays can be created via a fluidic-assisted transfer method.

    • Young Rag Do
    •  & Gang Yeol Yoo
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    | Open Access

    Perovskite solar cells must overcome the long-term stability problem in order to be put into practical use. Materials science, through the development of synthetic chemistry, materials characterization and device engineering can contribute to improvements in stability and scalability towards enabling large scale production. This Collection presents recent research efforts in stabilizing perovskite solar cells with three interconnected themes: characterizing instability, synthesizing stable perovskites and curing the interfaces.

    • Shuxia Tao
    • , Lakshminarayana Polavarapu
    •  & Paola Vivo
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    Glass panes have been used in windows since the times of ancient Rome, but they exhibit poor thermal insulation. Aerogels made from silanized cellulose nanofibres are better thermal insulators and more transparent than glass, offering an approach to developing window products to reduce the loss of building heating and cooling energy.