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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    An article in Advanced Healthcare Materials reports a phenotypic epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) screening platform based on an organic electrochemical transistor that allows real-time, non-invasive monitoring of extracellular vesicles-induced EMT and the screening of antimetastatic drugs.

    • Christine-Maria Horejs
  • News & Views |

    The development of a promising type of battery has been plagued by an issue that causes these devices to fail — lithium filaments grow in the electrolyte. An investigation of this failure mechanism could help to solve the problem.

    • Kelsey B. Hatzell
    •  & Maha Yusuf
    Nature 618, 247-248
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    Hybrid molecules containing organic and inorganic components were assembled through bottom-up synthesis into a continuous network of interpenetrating molecular-scale organic and inorganic ionic domains. The resulting material, called elastic ceramic plastic, shows ceramic-like hardness and strength, rubber-like deformability and resilience, and plastic-like mouldability.