Fracture-driven power amplification in a hydrogel launcher
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by Xin Wang, Chengfeng Pan, Neng Xia, Chong Zhang, Bo Hao, Dongdong Jin, Lin Su, Jinsheng Zhao, Carmel Majidi, Li Zhang
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Nature Materials, Published online: 23 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01955-4 Propulsive motion in soft robotic systems requires the power amplification of stored energy. An accumulated strain energy-fracture power-amplification method is used to create light-driven soft robotic systems with a controlled launching ability ..read more
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Sustainability pathways for perovskite photovoltaics
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by Kevin J. Prince, Heather M. Mirletz, E. Ashley Gaulding, Lance M. Wheeler, Ross A. Kerner, Xiaopeng Zheng, Laura T. Schelhas, Paul Tracy, Colin A. Wolden, Joseph J. Berry, Silvana Ovaitt, Teresa M. Barnes, Joseph M. Luther
19h ago
Nature Materials, Published online: 23 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01945-6 Metal halide perovskite (MHP) materials could revolutionize photovoltaic (PV) technology but sustainability issues need to be considered. Here the authors outline how MHP-PV modules could scale a sustainable supply chain ..read more
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Enhanced elastic stability of a topologically disordered crystalline metal–organic framework
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by Emily G. Meekel, Phillippa Partridge, Robert A. I. Paraoan, Joshua J. B. Levinsky, Ben Slater, Claire L. Hobday, Andrew L. Goodwin
19h ago
Nature Materials, Published online: 23 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01960-7 High-pressure experiments performed on aperiodic TRUMOF-1 demonstrate that this material remains crystalline up to pressures of 1.8 GPa, higher than other cubic metal–organic framework, due to the heterogeneous distribution of different shock-absorption mechanisms throughout the material ..read more
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Quadrupling the depairing current density in the iron-based superconductor SmFeAsO1–xHx
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by Masashi Miura, Serena Eley, Kazumasa Iida, Kota Hanzawa, Jumpei Matsumoto, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Yuki Ogimoto, Takumi Suzuki, Tomoki Kobayashi, Toshinori Ozaki, Hodaka Kurokawa, Naoto Sekiya, Ryuji Yoshida, Takeharu Kato, Tatsunori Okada, Hiroyuki Okazaki, Tetsuya Yamaki, Jens Hänisch, Satoshi Awaji, Atsutaka Maeda, Boris Maiorov, Hideo Hosono
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Nature Materials, Published online: 18 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01952-7 The authors report very high in-field critical current densities in Fe-based superconductors. They achieve this through doping to increase the carrier density and adding defects to pin vortices ..read more
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Stable microbial–material combinations for therapeutic applications
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Nature Materials, Published online: 17 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01938-5 Microbial products only work if the microorganisms are kept alive — usually through the use of cold chains. High-throughput mapping of the microbial–material combinations landscape generated specific dry formulations that enable the microorganisms to survive extreme storage and processing conditions ..read more
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Van Hove annihilation and nematic instability on a kagome lattice
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by Yu-Xiao Jiang, Sen Shao, Wei Xia, M. Michael Denner, Julian Ingham, Md Shafayat Hossain, Qingzheng Qiu, Xiquan Zheng, Hongyu Chen, Zi-Jia Cheng, Xian P. Yang, Byunghoon Kim, Jia-Xin Yin, Songbo Zhang, Maksim Litskevich, Qi Zhang, Tyler A. Cochran, Yingying Peng, Guoqing Chang, Yanfeng Guo, Ronny Thomale, Titus Neupert, M. Zahid Hasan
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Nature Materials, Published online: 15 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01914-z Scanning tunnelling microscopy and scanning tunnelling spectroscopy have been used to observe intra-unit-cell nematic order and associated Fermi surface deformation in ScV6Sn6 ..read more
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Author Correction: Resolving length-scale-dependent transient disorder through an ultrafast phase transition
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by Jack Griffiths, Ana F. Suzana, Longlong Wu, Samuel D. Marks, Vincent Esposito, Sébastien Boutet, Paul G. Evans, J. F. Mitchell, Mark P. M. Dean, David A. Keen, Ian Robinson, Simon J. L. Billinge, Emil S. Bozin
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Nature Materials, Published online: 15 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01974-1 Author Correction: Resolving length-scale-dependent transient disorder through an ultrafast phase transition ..read more
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Vitamin C stabilizes n-type organic semiconductors
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Nature Materials, Published online: 11 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01939-4 The instability of n-type organic semiconductors in air is a long-standing challenge in organic electronics. Now, a strategy based on the use of vitamin C is developed to stabilize organic semiconductors. Vitamin C scavenges reactive oxygen species and inhibits their generation, improving the performance and stability of organic semiconductors and their electronic devices ..read more
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Inulin-gel-based oral immunotherapy remodels the small intestinal microbiome and suppresses food allergy
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by Kai Han, Fang Xie, Olamide Animasahun, Minal Nenwani, Sho Kitamoto, Yeji Kim, May Thazin Phoo, Jin Xu, Fulei Wuchu, Kehinde Omoloja, Abhinav Achreja, Srinadh Choppara, Zhaoheng Li, Wang Gong, Young Seok Cho, Hannah Dobson, Jinsung Ahn, Xingwu Zhou, Xuehui Huang, Xinran An, Alexander Kim, Yao Xu, Qi Wu, Soo-Hong Lee, Jessica J. O’Konek, Yuying Xie, Yu Leo Lei, Nobuhiko Kamada, Deepak Nagrath, James J. Moon
2w ago
Nature Materials, Published online: 08 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01909-w An oral inulin allergen gel restores the microbiota of allergic mice and suppresses undesired immune responses to achieve allergen-specific oral tolerance, effectively overcoming food allergy ..read more
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Quantifying mechanical forces during vertebrate morphogenesis
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by Eirini Maniou, Silvia Todros, Anna Urciuolo, Dale A. Moulding, Michael Magnussen, Ioakeim Ampartzidis, Luca Brandolino, Pietro Bellet, Monica Giomo, Piero G. Pavan, Gabriel L. Galea, Nicola Elvassore
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Nature Materials, Published online: 05 July 2024; doi:10.1038/s41563-024-01942-9 Hydrogel force sensors directly bioprinted into embryonic tissues quantify the forces driving tissue remodelling and reveal the existence of mechanisms that counteract tissue morphogenesis ..read more
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