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TABLE OF CONTENTS

February 2018 Volume 17, Issue 2

Editorial
Commentary
Interview
News and Views
Review
Letters
Articles
Corrigenda
Retraction
Addendum
 
 

 

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Editorial

 

Behind the art    p105
doi:10.1038/nmat5074

Commentary

 

Materials science challenges in paintings    pp106 - 109
Philippe Walter & Laurence de Viguerie
doi:10.1038/nmat5070

Interview

 

Science at the museum    pp110 - 111
Maria Maragkou
doi:10.1038/nmat5071

News and Views

 

DNA nanostructures: Through, rather than across    pp112 - 113
Marcel P. Bruchez
doi:10.1038/nmat5073

Vaccine adjuvants: Softness makes it better    pp113 - 114
Herman F. Staats & David J. Burkhart
doi:10.1038/nmat5072

Antimicrobials: Broad-spectrum antivirals    pp114 - 116
Benson J. Edagwa & Howard E. Gendelman
doi:10.1038/nmat5064

Miniature lasers: Is metal a friend or foe?    pp116 - 117
Mikhail A. Noginov & Jacob B. Khurgin
doi:10.1038/nmat5065

Material witness: All that glitters    p118
Philip Ball
doi:10.1038/nmat5075

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Review

 

Organic solar cells based on non-fullerene acceptors    pp119 - 128
Jianhui Hou, Olle Inganäs, Richard H. Friend & Feng Gao
doi:10.1038/nmat5063

Letters

 

Sub-nanometre channels embedded in two-dimensional materials    pp129 - 133
Yimo Han, Ming-Yang Li, Gang-Seob Jung, Mark A. Marsalis, Zhao Qin et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5038
Coherent 1D MoS2 channels, which are free of dangling bonds and dislocations, can be fabricated in monolayer WSe2, driven by dislocations at the interface of the two materials.

Ultralow-loss polaritons in isotopically pure boron nitride    pp134 - 139
Alexander J. Giles, Siyuan Dai, Igor Vurgaftman, Timothy Hoffman, Song Liu et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5047
Isotopic enrichment in hexagonal boron nitride is shown to enhance the propagation properties of phonon polaritons, achieving a threefold enhancement in their lifetime.

Topological defects govern crack front motion and facet formation on broken surfaces    pp140 - 144
Itamar Kolvin, Gil Cohen & Jay Fineberg
doi:10.1038/nmat5008
In brittle soft materials, topological defects determine fracture propagation and faceted patterning.

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Articles

 

Topological order and thermal equilibrium in polariton condensates    pp145 - 151
Davide Caputo, Dario Ballarini, Galbadrakh Dagvadorj, Carlos Sánchez Muñoz, Milena De Giorgi et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5039
The Berezinskii–Kosterlitz–Thouless transition is observed in a 2D gas of exciton-polaritons, through measurements of the first-order coherence both in space and time.

Isotope engineering of van der Waals interactions in hexagonal boron nitride    pp152 - 158
T. Q. P. Vuong, S. Liu, A. Van der Lee, R. Cuscó, L. Artús et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5048
Isotope engineering in hexagonal boron nitride can affect its vibrational, electronic and optical properties due to the isotope substitution, as well as induce a change in the van der Waals interactions.

Programmed coherent coupling in a synthetic DNA-based excitonic circuit    pp159 - 166
Étienne Boulais, Nicolas P. D. Sawaya, Rémi Veneziano, Alessio Andreoni, James L. Banal et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5033
Strongly interacting dye molecule complexes with coherent energy transport can be organized through programmable DNA scaffolds.

Safe and recyclable lithium-ion capacitors using sacrificial organic lithium salt    pp167 - 173
P. Jeżowski, O. Crosnier, E. Deunf, P. Poizot, F. Béguin et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5029
Strategies to incorporate a lithium-cation source in lithium-ion capacitors have so far proved challenging. A sacrificial organic lithium salt is now shown to irreversibly provide lithium cations to a graphite electrode during the initial operando charging step without any negative effects.

A sol–gel monolithic metal–organic framework with enhanced methane uptake    pp174 - 179
Tian Tian, Zhixin Zeng, Diana Vulpe, Mirian E. Casco, Giorgio Divitini et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5050
Using a sol–gel process, monoliths of metal–organic frameworks were fabricated. With an enhanced methane volumetric uptake of 259 cm3 (STP) cm-3, and robust mechanical properties, this meets technological targets.

Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing    pp180 - 186
Sarah Guerin, Aimee Stapleton, Drahomir Chovan, Rabah Mouras, Matthew Gleeson et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5045
Proceeding from quantum mechanical predictions, a high shear piezoelectric constant of 178 pm V-1 was measured for the amino acid crystal beta glycine. This originates from the efficient packing of the molecules of the amino acid.

Exploiting the pliability and lateral mobility of Pickering emulsion for enhanced vaccination    pp187 - 194
Yufei Xia, Jie Wu, Wei Wei, Yiqun Du, Tao Wan et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5057
Antigen pliability and lateral mobility in a Pickering emulsion adjuvant may be a safe and effective strategy to enhance adaptive immunity.

Broad-spectrum non-toxic antiviral nanoparticles with a virucidal inhibition mechanism    pp195 - 203
Valeria Cagno, Patrizia Andreozzi, Marco D'Alicarnasso, Paulo Jacob Silva, Marie Mueller et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5053
Antiviral nanoparticle-formulated mimics of heparan sulfate proteoglycans were developed and shown to permit strong viral association as well as inhibition of a range of viruses on in vitro and in vivo models of infection.

Corrigenda

 

Corrigendum: Plasmonic nanosensors with inverse sensitivity by means of enzyme-guided crystal growth    p204

doi:10.1038/nmat4984

Corrigendum: Beating the thermodynamic limit with photo-activation of n-doping in organic semiconductors    p204
Xin Lin, Berthold Wegner, Kyung Min Lee, Michael A. Fusella, Fengyu Zhang et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5067

Retraction

 

Retraction: Graded bandgap perovskite solar cells    p204
Onur Ergen, S. Matt Gilbert, Thang Pham, Sally J. Turner, Mark Tian Zhi Tan et al.
doi:10.1038/nmat5068

Addendum

 

Addendum: Plasmonic nanosensors with inverse sensitivity by means of enzyme-guided crystal growth    pp205 - 207

doi:10.1038/nmat5069

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