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TABLE OF CONTENTS

October 2018 Volume 17, Issue 10

Editorial
Comment
News & Views
Perspectives
Articles
Amendments & Corrections
 
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Editorial

 

Across the Universe    p845
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0193-3

Comment

 

Materials for space exploration and settlement    pp846 - 850
Tommaso Ghidini
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0184-4

News & Views

 

A missing step is a key step    pp851 - 852
Fan Zhang & Wei Pan
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0179-1

Slippery in every direction    pp852 - 854
J. G. Vilhena & Rubén Pérez
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0172-8

Moonage daydreams of space rock    p854
Philip Ball
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0181-7

Orbital-selective metals    pp855 - 856
Massimo Capone
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0173-7

Shedding light on black titania    pp856 - 857
Vassiliki-Alexandra Glezakou & Roger Rousseau
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0150-1

Diamond sculpting pushes extremes    pp858 - 859
Malcolm McMahon
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0177-3

 
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Perspectives

 

Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail    pp861 - 867
Harry A. Atwater, Artur R. Davoyan, Ognjen Ilic, Deep Jariwala, Michelle C. Sherrott et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0075-8

This Perspective explores the optical, mechanical and thermal properties required to successfully design an ultralight spacecraft that can reach Proxima Centauri b, which is the goal of the Starshot Breakthrough Initiative.

 

Articles

 

Imaging orbital-selective quasiparticles in the Hund’s metal state of FeSe    pp869 - 874
A. Kostin, P. O. Sprau, A. Kreisel, Yi Xue Chong, A. E. Böhmer et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0151-0

Orbital-selective quasiparticle interference is imaged in the Hund’s metal parent state of iron-based superconductivity.

 

4π-periodic Andreev bound states in a Dirac semimetal    pp875 - 880
Chuan Li, Jorrit C. de Boer, Bob de Ronde, Shyama V. Ramankutty, Erik van Heumen et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0158-6

Superconductivity is induced in an accidental Dirac semimetal via the proximity effect.

 

The mechanism of the ultrafast crystal growth of pure metals from their melts    pp881 - 886
Gang Sun, Jenny Xu & Peter Harrowell
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0174-6

Molecular dynamic simulations reveal that the rapid crystal growth in pure metals is governed by a barrierless ordering process, correlating to the inherent crystalline structure in the liquid at the growth interface.

 

Decoupling the role of stress and corrosion in the intergranular cracking of noble-metal alloys    pp887 - 893
N. Badwe, X. Chen, D. K. Schreiber, M. J. Olszta, N. R. Overman et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0162-x

The model alloy of Au–Ag is studied to decouple the role of stress and corrosion in intergranular cracking caused by metal dissolution. Nanoporous corrosion layers can mechanically inject a crack into grain boundaries of the parent phase.

 

Robust microscale superlubricity in graphite/hexagonal boron nitride layered heterojunctions    pp894 - 899
Yiming Song, Davide Mandelli, Oded Hod, Michael Urbakh, Ming Ma et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0144-z

Robust structural superlubricity is experimentally realized in microscale monocrystalline graphite/hBN heterojunctions. The friction anisotropy upon crystal reorientation is orders of magnitude smaller than that of homogeneous graphite contacts.

 

Compositional and orientational control in metal halide perovskites of reduced dimensionality    pp900 - 907
Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Aryeh Gold-Parker, Andrew H. Proppe, Rahim Munir, Zhenyu Yang et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0154-x

A systematic analysis is performed to reveal how deposition conditions and the use of cations and solvents affect the composition and orientation of 2D and quasi-2D metal halide perovskites in thin films.

 

Molecularly thin two-dimensional hybrid perovskites with tunable optoelectronic properties due to reversible surface relaxation    pp908 - 914
Kai Leng, Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Ivan Verzhbitskiy, Mykola Telychko, Leiqiang Chu et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0164-8

Reversible structural surface relaxation under laser exposure is observed for monolayers of 2D metal halide perovskites. These structural changes also induce reversible shifts in the photoluminescence peaks of these materials.

 

Fluid-enhanced surface diffusion controls intraparticle phase transformations    pp915 - 922
Yiyang Li, Hungru Chen, Kipil Lim, Haitao D. Deng, Jongwoo Lim et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0168-4

Phase transformations driven by compositional change require mass flux across a phase boundary. Lithium migration in LiXFePO4 along the solid/liquid interface now suggests that surface diffusion contributes to tuning phase transformation in anisotropic solids.

 

Structural evolution of titanium dioxide during reduction in high-pressure hydrogen    pp923 - 928
Sencer Selcuk, Xunhua Zhao & Annabella Selloni
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0135-0

The nature of structural disorder in photocatalytic black TiO2 is not known. Here, using simulations, it is shown that water formation drives surface reduction, with slowly migrating oxygen vacancies at the {001} facets resulting in the nucleation of disorder.

 

A multicaloric cooling cycle that exploits thermal hysteresis    pp929 - 934
Tino Gottschall, Adrià Gràcia-Condal, Maximilian Fries, Andreas Taubel, Lukas Pfeuffer et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0166-6

Magnetocaloric effects can be used for refrigeration, but application uptake is limited due to large amounts of magnetic material used. Here, a cooling cycle is shown that uses thermal hysteresis, significantly reducing magnetic material quantity.

 

Ultrafast water harvesting and transport in hierarchical microchannels    pp935 - 942
Huawei Chen, Tong Ran, Yang Gan, Jiajia Zhou, Yi Zhang et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0171-9

Ultrafast water transport in the surface of Sarracenia trichome is reported and demonstrated in synthetic bioinspired materials, where nano- and microchannels induce high-speed sliding of droplets on top of a thin water film.

 

Amendments & Corrections

 

Publisher Correction: The role of reticular chemistry in the design of CO2 reduction catalysts    p943
Christian S. Diercks, Yuzhong Liu, Kyle E. Cordova & Omar M. Yaghi
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0159-5

Publisher Correction: Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail    p943
Harry A. Atwater, Artur R. Davoyan, Ognjen Ilic, Deep Jariwala, Michelle C. Sherrott et al.
doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0160-z

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