DNA probes for monitoring dynamic and transient molecular encounters on live cell membranes Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-20 Mingxu You, Yifan Lyu, Da Han, Liping Qiu, Qiaoling Liu, Tao Chen, Cuichen Sam Wu, Lu Peng, Liqin Zhang, Gang Bao, Weihong Tan
A DNA probe that translocates from one anchor site to another by toehold-mediated DNA strand displacement is used to monitor transient molecular encounter events on live cell membranes.
Dual-light control of nanomachines that integrate motor and modulator subunits Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-20 Justin T. Foy, Quan Li, Antoine Goujon, Jean-Rémy Colard-Itté, Gad Fuks, Emilie Moulin, Olivier Schiffmann, Damien Dattler, Daniel P. Funeriu, Nicolas Giuseppone
A set of independently light-controlled motor and modulator subunits embedded in a polymer gel matrix enables controlled macroscopic expansion and retraction of the material.
Nanomachines: A light-powered clockwork Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-20 Chenfeng Ke
An organogel is made of molecular motors and modulators that act cooperatively to perform a full mechanical cycle of contraction and expansion at the macroscale.
Biophysics: A toehold in cell surface dynamics Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-20 Paul A. Beales
A combination of standard fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry offers a practical new approach to study encounter rates and preferences during various live cell membrane signalling events.
Single-molecule electrometry Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-13 Francesca Ruggeri, Franziska Zosel, Natalie Mutter, Mirosława Różycka, Magdalena Wojtas, Andrzej Ożyhar, Benjamin Schuler, Madhavi Krishnan
The electrical charge of biological macromolecules is measured with single-charge precision.
Magnetic polaron on dangling-bond spins in CdSe colloidal nanocrystals Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-13 Louis Biadala, Elena V. Shornikova, Anna V. Rodina, Dmitri R. Yakovlev, Benjamin Siebers, Tangi Aubert, Michel Nasilowski, Zeger Hens, Benoit Dubertret, Alexander L. Efros, Manfred Bayer
Nonmagnetic colloidal nanocrystals demonstrate magnetic properties due to spins of dangling bonds at their surface resulting in formation of dangling-bond magnetic polarons.
Translation of rod-like template sequences into homochiral assemblies of stacked helical oligomers Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-13 Quan Gan, Xiang Wang, Brice Kauffmann, Frédéric Rosu, Yann Ferrand, Ivan Huc
Multiple urethane groups in the same rod-like structure template the assembly of aromatic helices to form artificial folded architectures as large as 20 kDa with atomic precision.
0–π phase-controllable thermal Josephson junction Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-13 Antonio Fornieri, Giuliano Timossi, Pauli Virtanen, Paolo Solinas, Francesco Giazotto
Graphene nanoconstrictions achieved via mechanical exfoliation of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite evidence clear signatures of one-dimensional transport via zigzag edges.
Supramolecular chemistry: Host in translation Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-13 Jonathan Clayden
Length- and chirality-matching between polycarbamate templates and polyamide hosts provide a means of translating structural information from one molecule to another.
Programming random mazes Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07 Philip Petersen
When an important concept puts a scientific paper under the spotlight, behind the scenes there is usually a long story of mystery solving, as Philip Petersen explains.
Reviving the lithium metal anode for high-energy batteries Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07 Dingchang Lin, Yayuan Liu, Yi Cui
Reviving the lithium metal anode for high-energy batteries
Van der Waals heterostructures: The natural way Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07 Giacomo Prando
Van der Waals heterostructures: The natural way
2D Materials: Airborne graphene Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07 Olga Bubnova
2D Materials: Airborne graphene
Gold nanoparticles: A warm-up for muscle cells Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07 Chiara Pastore
Gold nanoparticles: A warm-up for muscle cells
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Of knowledge and beauty Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-07
In 1772, Robert Boyle wrote: “So much admirable workmanship, as God hath displayed in the Universe, was never meant for eyes that willfully close themselves.” It is scientists' duty to make a convincing effort to ensure that this admirable workmanship is there for all to see.
Atomic-scale sensing of the magnetic dipolar field from single atoms Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-03-06 Taeyoung Choi, William Paul, Steffen Rolf-Pissarczyk, Andrew J. Macdonald, Fabian D. Natterer, Kai Yang, Philip Willke, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich
The dipole–dipole magnetic interaction between individual atoms on MgO surfaces is quantified by performing electron spin resonance by means of a scanning tunnelling microscope, opening new paths towards structural imaging with sub-nm resolution.
Directed assembly of bio-inspired hierarchical materials with controlled nanofibrillar architectures Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-27 Peter Tseng, Bradley Napier, Siwei Zhao, Alexander N. Mitropoulos, Matthew B. Applegate, Benedetto Marelli, David L. Kaplan, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto
A combination of mechanical constraints and directed assembly of silk-fibroin leads to the generation of engineered hierarchical structures with control over multiple length scales from the macro, to the micro and nanoscales.
Triboelectric nanogenerators for sensitive nano-coulomb molecular mass spectrometry Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-27 Anyin Li, Yunlong Zi, Hengyu Guo, Zhong Lin Wang, Facundo M. Fernández
The high output voltage of triboelectric nanogenerators enables well-controlled ion pulses for nanoelectrospray molecular mass spectrometry and surface modification.
CMOS nanoelectrode array for all-electrical intracellular electrophysiological imaging Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-13 Jeffrey Abbott, Tianyang Ye, Ling Qin, Marsela Jorgolli, Rona S. Gertner, Donhee Ham, Hongkun Park
Nanoscale intracellular electrodes and CMOS integrated circuit technology are combined to realize a new intracellular and network-level all-electrical electrophysiological imager.
Synthesis and characterization of triangulene Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-13 Niko Pavliček, Anish Mistry, Zsolt Majzik, Nikolaj Moll, Gerhard Meyer, David J. Fox, Leo Gross
A combined scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy approach is used to generate and characterize triangulene on various surfaces.
An efficient and pH-universal ruthenium-based catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-13 Javeed Mahmood, Feng Li, Sun-Min Jung, Mahmut Sait Okyay, Ishfaq Ahmad, Seok-Jin Kim, Noejung Park, Hu Young Jeong, Jong-Beom Baek
Ruthenium nanoparticles homogeneously dispersed in a nitrogenated, two-dimensional carbon matrix show high turnover frequency and small overpotential for hydrogen evolution reaction both in acidic and alkaline media.
Graphene fragments: When 1 + 1 is odd Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-13 Manuel Melle-Franco
Triangulene, an elusive open-shell magnetic molecule, is synthesized and characterized by electron microscopy.
Society is part of the equation Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Verena Schulze Greiving, Kornelia Konrad
Verena Schulze Greiving and Kornelia Konrad describe a toolbox that they developed to support researchers in exploring the societal implications and prerequisites of their work.
Utilizing the power of Cerenkov light with nanotechnology Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Travis M. Shaffer, Edwin C. Pratt, Jan Grimm
This Review summarizes the developments in Cerenkov imaging and highlights how advances in nanotechnology and materials science have opened new avenues for basic and applied sciences using Cerenkov luminescence.
Correction Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07
Single virus force spectroscopy: The ties that bind Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Christian Sieben, Andreas Herrmann
A new technology enables high-resolution force mapping between a single virus and its target cell while simultaneously imaging live cell fluorescence.
Wearable electronics: Stretching the limits Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Olga Bubnova
Wearable electronics: Stretching the limits
Our choice from the recent literature Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Alberto Moscatelli, Chiara Pastore, Giacomo Prando, Victoria Richards
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Raising financing through strategic timing Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-07 Elicia Maine, V. J. Thomas
Strategic timing can be key for nano-drug-delivery ventures to get financing. Timely publications engage potential partners; early broad, blocking, relevant patents demonstrate the potential to appropriate value; and venture formation closer to clinical viability better aligns its timeline with that of venture capitalists.
Real-time visualization of perforin nanopore assembly Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-06 Carl Leung, Adrian W. Hodel, Amelia J. Brennan, Natalya Lukoyanova, Sharon Tran, Colin M. House, Stephanie C. Kondos, James C. Whisstock, Michelle A. Dunstone, Joseph A. Trapani, Ilia Voskoboinik, Helen R. Saibil, Bart W. Hoogenboom
Perforin monomers self-assemble into pre-pores that first insert into the membrane and then recruit additional subunits to grow in size.
Heat transport through atomic contacts Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-06 Nico Mosso, Ute Drechsler, Fabian Menges, Peter Nirmalraj, Siegfried Karg, Heike Riel, Bernd Gotsmann
Heat transport measurements in single-atom junctions verify the proportionality between thermal and electrical conductance.
Quantum effects: Heat flow in atomic bottlenecks Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-02-06 Oleg Kolosov
The Wiedemann–Franz law linking electrical and thermal conductance has now been verified experimentally in atomic junctions.
Water-based and biocompatible 2D crystal inks for all-inkjet-printed heterostructures Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-30 Daryl McManus, Sandra Vranic, Freddie Withers, Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera, Massimo Macucci, Huafeng Yang, Roberto Sorrentino, Khaled Parvez, Seok-Kyun Son, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Kostas Kostarelos, Gianluca Fiori, Cinzia Casiraghi
Device fabrication can be realized via inkjet printing of water-based 2D crystals.
Microscopic agents programmed by DNA circuits Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-30 G. Gines, A. S. Zadorin, J.-C. Galas, T. Fujii, A. Estevez-Torres, Y. Rondelez
Individual particles can be programmed to chemically communicate with their neighbours, giving rise to collective behaviours such as dynamic travelling fronts and spatial pattern creation.
Water-evaporation-induced electricity with nanostructured carbon materials Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-30 Guobin Xue, Ying Xu, Tianpeng Ding, Jia Li, Jun Yin, Wenwen Fei, Yuanzhi Cao, Jin Yu, Longyan Yuan, Li Gong, Jian Chen, Shaozhi Deng, Jun Zhou, Wanlin Guo
Water evaporation from the surface of cheap carbon-black materials can be used to generate sustained voltages of up to 1 V under ambient conditions.
Nanosystem: Programmed communication Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-30 Kristiana Kandere-Grzybowska, Bartosz A. Grzybowski
Autocatalytic nanoparticles activated and deactivated by DNA 'programs' can trigger through-space molecular communication and give rise to collective particle behaviours.
Single-molecule detection of protein efflux from microorganisms using fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotube sensor arrays Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-23 Markita Patricia Landry, Hiroki Ando, Allen Y. Chen, Jicong Cao, Vishal Isaac Kottadiel, Linda Chio, Darwin Yang, Juyao Dong, Timothy K. Lu, Michael S. Strano
Nanosensor arrays based on single-walled carbon nanotubes can detect protein efflux from single, isolated microorganisms in real time, allowing the dynamics of genetic transfection and influence of reproduction to be measured.
Opto-valleytronic imaging of atomically thin semiconductors Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-16 Andre Neumann, Jessica Lindlau, Léo Colombier, Manuel Nutz, Sina Najmaei, Jun Lou, Aditya D. Mohite, Hisato Yamaguchi, Alexander Högele
Monolayer semiconductors reveal their crystal quality and valleytronic properties in two-dimensional polarimetric imaging.
Nano and the public Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Ilse Marschalek, Margit Hofer
Ilse Marschalek and Margit Hofer reflect on the outcome of their international NanOpinion project, focusing on raising public awareness about nanotechnology.
Corrigendum: The role of nanotechnology in the development of battery materials for electric vehicles Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Jun Lu, Zonghai Chen, Zifeng Ma, Feng Pan, Larry A. Curtiss, Khalil Amine
Corrigendum: The role of nanotechnology in the development of battery materials for electric vehicles
Corrigendum: Nanotechnology for environmentally sustainable electromobility Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Linda Ager-Wick Ellingsen, Christine Roxanne Hung, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Bhawna Singh, Zhongwei Chen, M. Stanley Whittingham, Anders Hammer Strømman
Corrigendum: Nanotechnology for environmentally sustainable electromobility
Quantum computation: Towards on-chip qubits Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Giacomo Prando
Quantum computation: Towards on-chip qubits
Nitrogen–vacancy centres: New life for hard-disk write heads Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 H. Jonathon Mamin
Broadband nitrogen–vacancy centre magnetometry demonstrates how commercial hard-disk write heads may become useful experimental tools for nanoscale applications involving magnetism and magnetic resonance.
DNA Nanotechnology: A nucleosome clamp Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Chiara Pastore
DNA Nanotechnology: A nucleosome clamp
Photoemission electron microscopy: Photovoltaics in action Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Hrvoje Petek
Electron motion in a type-II InSe/GaAs semiconductor heterostructure has been recorded in a movie immediately after photoexcitation with high spatial and temporal resolution
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From nano machines to Nobel prizes Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-10 Chris Toumey
Chris Toumey ponders the nanotechnology behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Magnesium silicide nanoparticles as a deoxygenation agent for cancer starvation therapy Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2017-01-09 Chen Zhang, Dalong Ni, Yanyan Liu, Heliang Yao, Wenbo Bu, Jianlin Shi
Magnesium silicide nanoparticles can scavenge oxygen in the acidic tumour microenvironment and starve tumours by blocking oxygen and nutrient supply, offering a new avenue for cancer-starvation therapy.
Real-time shape approximation and fingerprinting of single proteins using a nanopore Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-19 Erik C. Yusko, Brandon R. Bruhn, Olivia M. Eggenberger, Jared Houghtaling, Ryan C. Rollings, Nathan C. Walsh, Santoshi Nandivada, Mariya Pindrus, Adam R. Hall, David Sept, Jiali Li, Devendra S. Kalonia, Michael Mayer
The zeptolitre sensing volume of bilayer-coated solid-state nanopores can be used to determine the approximate shape, volume, charge, rotational diffusion coefficient, and dipole moment of individual proteins.
Complement proteins bind to nanoparticle protein corona and undergo dynamic exchange in vivo Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-19 Fangfang Chen, Guankui Wang, James I. Griffin, Barbara Brenneman, Nirmal K. Banda, V. Michael Holers, Donald S. Backos, LinPing Wu, Seyed Moein Moghimi, Dmitri Simberg
Immune proteins bind to protein corona on core-shell nanoparticles and undergo dynamic exchange in vivo.
Self-assembling DNA nanotubes to connect molecular landmarks Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-19 Abdul M. Mohammed, Petr Šulc, John Zenk, Rebecca Schulman
DNA nanotubes can grow to connect two molecules attached to surfaces with arbitrary micron-scale separation.
Targeted intracellular voltage recordings from dendritic spines using quantum-dot-coated nanopipettes Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-12 Krishna Jayant, Jan J. Hirtz, Ilan Jen-La Plante, David M. Tsai, Wieteke D. A. M. De Boer, Alexa Semonche, Darcy S. Peterka, Jonathan S. Owen, Ozgur Sahin, Kenneth L. Shepard, Rafael Yuste
Dendritic spine voltages are recorded directly using quantum-dot-coated nanopipette electrodes under two-photon visualization, demonstrating that spines receive large synaptic potentials.
Femtosecond photo-switching of interface polaritons in black phosphorus heterostructures Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-12 Markus A. Huber, Fabian Mooshammer, Markus Plankl, Leonardo Viti, Fabian Sandner, Lukas Z. Kastner, Tobias Frank, Jaroslav Fabian, Miriam S. Vitiello, Tyler L. Cocker, Rupert Huber
Surface phonons of SiO2 can couple with photogenerated plasmon polaritons in black phosphorous to make coherent transient hybrid modes with constant energy and momentum
Quantum materials: The quest for ultrafast plasmonics Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-12 Dmitri N. Basov, Michael M. Fogler
Black phosphorous, a van der Waals layered semiconductor, is reported to reveal a plasmonic response that can be initiated by photoexcitation with femtosecond pulses.
Nanotech in motion Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-06 Alberto Moscatelli
Nanotech in motion
Our choice from the recent literature Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-06 Bryden Le Bailly, Olga Bubnova, Ai Lin Chun, Giacomo Prando
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Life as a fuel cell engineer Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-06 Sjoerd van Empelen
A student team project can be a very valuable experience, as Sjoerd van Empelen explains.
Nanotechnology for environmentally sustainable electromobility Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-06 Linda Ager-Wick Ellingsen, Christine Roxanne Hung, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Bhawna Singh, Zhongwei Chen, M. Stanley Whittingham, Anders Hammer Strømman
This Review reports an environmental life-cycle screening of various nanomaterials for both batteries and fuel cells for electric vehicles, and discusses the most promising candidates for a sustainable technology.
The role of nanotechnology in the development of battery materials for electric vehicles Nature Nanotech. (IF35.267) 2016-12-06 Jun Lu, Zonghai Chen, Zifeng Ma, Feng Pan, Larry A. Curtiss, Khalil Amine
This Review discusses how nanostructured materials are used to enhance the performances and safety requirements of Li batteries for hybrid and long-range electric vehicles.
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