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Addressing the isomer cataloguing problem for nanopores in two-dimensional materials

2019-01-14T16:34:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Addressing the isomer cataloguing problem for nanopores in two-dimensional materialsAddressing the isomer cataloguing problem for nanopores in two-dimensional materials, Published online: 14 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0258-3Nanopores in 2D materials have various possible lattice isomers, making relevant quantitative analysis difficult. An isomer-cataloguing framework is developed to address this problem, demonstrating remarkable agreement between simulated and experimental data.

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Realistic cataloguing of nanopores

2019-01-14T16:34:35+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Realistic cataloguing of nanoporesRealistic cataloguing of nanopores, Published online: 14 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0273-4Despite an enormous number of nanopores that could, in principle, be formed in atomically thin materials, advanced modelling reveals that in typical experiments rather limited ensembles of most likely nanopores should be observed.

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How slow can you go?

2018-12-31T16:35:25+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

How slow can you go?How slow can you go?, Published online: 31 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0272-5Use of graphene in a transistor configuration offers an alternative to metal electrodes for the recording of ultraslow neural potentials that occur in neurologic diseases.

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High-resolution mapping of infraslow cortical brain activity enabled by graphene microtransistors

2018-12-31T16:35:23+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

High-resolution mapping of infraslow cortical brain activity enabled by graphene microtransistorsHigh-resolution mapping of infraslow cortical brain activity enabled by graphene microtransistors, Published online: 31 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0249-4Arrays of graphene microtransistors are used to record infraslow cortical brain activity. The reduced signal drift and the array compatibility with optical imaging techniques make these devices useful for monitoring of brain physiology.

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Ionic modulation and ionic coupling effects in MoS<sub>2</sub> devices for neuromorphic computing

2018-12-17T16:34:52+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Ionic modulation and ionic coupling effects in MoS2 devices for neuromorphic computingIonic modulation and ionic coupling effects in MoS<sub>2</sub> devices for neuromorphic computing, Published online: 17 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0248-5Electric control of Li+ ion migration within MoS2 multilayer films allows the realization of memristive devices that can be connected in-plane to show synaptic competition and cooperation behaviours.

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Electric-field induced structural transition in vertical MoTe<sub>2</sub>- and Mo<sub>1–x</sub>W<sub>x</sub>Te<sub>2</sub>-based resistive memories

2018-12-10T18:34:33+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Electric-field induced structural transition in vertical MoTe2- and Mo1–xWxTe2-based resistive memoriesElectric-field induced structural transition in vertical MoTe<sub>2</sub>- and Mo<sub>1–x</sub>W<sub>x</sub>Te<sub>2</sub>-based resistive memories, Published online: 10 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0234-yA vertical electric field is shown to induce reversible transitions between a semiconducting 2H phase, a distorted transient structure and a conducting Td phase in MoTe2 and Mo1–xWxTe2 multilayers, and used to realize vertical resistive random access memories.

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Memristors with distorted structures

2018-12-10T18:34:32+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Memristors with distorted structuresMemristors with distorted structures, Published online: 10 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0257-4Structural transitions departing from the known phases of MoTe2 are induced by applying a vertical electric field to multilayers of this material. These distorted structures show distinct conducting states that can be used for resistive memories.

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Revealing molecular-level surface redox sites of controllably oxidized black phosphorus nanosheets

2018-12-10T18:34:30+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , |

Revealing molecular-level surface redox sites of controllably oxidized black phosphorus nanosheetsRevealing molecular-level surface redox sites of controllably oxidized black phosphorus nanosheets, Published online: 10 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0230-2Black phosphorus is being considered for energy storage but its rate and cycling capabilities are limited by intrinsic (de-)alloying. Molecular-level surface redox sites on oxidized black phosphorus can now be coupled with graphene via strong interlayer bonding.

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Highly mechanosensitive ion channels from graphene-embedded crown ethers

2018-11-26T16:34:20+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Highly mechanosensitive ion channels from graphene-embedded crown ethersHighly mechanosensitive ion channels from graphene-embedded crown ethers, Published online: 26 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0220-4Tuning ionic permeation across nanoscale pores is important for areas ranging from nanofluidic computing to drug delivery. Complex formation between crown ethers and dissolved metal ions is used to demonstrate graphene-based ion channels with high mechanosensitivity.

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Scaling-up phase selection

2018-11-23T16:35:34+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Scaling-up phase selectionScaling-up phase selection, Published online: 23 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0226-yA method to selectively grow pure metallic-phase monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides marks an important step towards industrially viable nano-(opto)electronic technologies based on two-dimensional materials and their hierarchical assemblies.

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Flexible layer-structured Bi<sub>2</sub>Te<sub>3</sub> thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffold

2018-11-19T18:34:53+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Flexible layer-structured Bi2Te3 thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffoldFlexible layer-structured Bi<sub>2</sub>Te<sub>3</sub> thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffold, Published online: 19 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0217-zBi2Te3 materials suffer from brittleness, limiting their application for thermoelectric harvesting. By depositing ordered nanocrystals onto single-wall carbon nanotubes, a flexible material is formed that achieves ZT of 0.89 at room temperature.

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Thermoelectrics that bend but don’t break

2018-11-19T18:34:51+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Thermoelectrics that bend but don’t breakThermoelectrics that bend but don’t break, Published online: 19 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0227-xSputtering brittle bismuth telluride onto webs of single-walled carbon nanotubes creates a reliably flexible, high-performance thermoelectric composite.

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Epitaxial growth of ultraflat stanene with topological band inversion

2018-11-05T16:34:21+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Epitaxial growth of ultraflat stanene with topological band inversionEpitaxial growth of ultraflat stanene with topological band inversion, Published online: 05 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0203-5A flat stanene layer can be grown on Cu (111) by MBE growth, exhibiting topological properties as revealed by a combination of ARPES, STM and DFT calculations.

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2D materials-wrapped microparticles

2018-10-23T16:35:23+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Publications|

2D materials-wrapped microparticles2D materials-wrapped microparticles, Published online: 23 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0202-6Colloidal microparticles, with polymer composites encapsulated within two separate 2D material sheets, are fabricated by autoperforation, which can carry chemical and electronic information with long-term instability in complex environments.

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Autoperforation of 2D materials for generating two-terminal memristive Janus particles

2018-10-23T16:35:22+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Autoperforation of 2D materials for generating two-terminal memristive Janus particlesAutoperforation of 2D materials for generating two-terminal memristive Janus particles, Published online: 23 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0197-zA technique of autoperforation is presented to fabricate colloidal microparticles with functional polymer composite enveloped by two sheets of 2D materials. The particles can work as electronic devices with good stability in harsh environment.

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Electrically detecting infrared light

2018-10-23T16:35:21+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Electrically detecting infrared lightElectrically detecting infrared light, Published online: 23 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0207-1Researchers have developed a graphene plasmonics detector that is suitable for fast-response and high-resolution detection of infrared photons at room temperature.

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Phase-selective synthesis of 1T′ MoS<sub>2</sub> monolayers and heterophase bilayers

2018-10-15T16:39:02+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Phase-selective synthesis of 1T′ MoS2 monolayers and heterophase bilayersPhase-selective synthesis of 1T′ MoS<sub>2</sub> monolayers and heterophase bilayers, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0187-1The 1T′ phase of MoS2 monolayers, as well as the 2H phase and their heterophase bilayers, can be grown directly by tuning the potassium concentration in the reaction atmosphere. The pure 1T′ phase demonstrates in-plane anisotropic properties.

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Polarity governs atomic interaction through two-dimensional materials

2018-10-08T16:34:25+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Polarity governs atomic interaction through two-dimensional materialsPolarity governs atomic interaction through two-dimensional materials, Published online: 08 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0176-4Remote atomic interaction of crystalline materials through 2D materials is presented to depend on the polarity of both the 2D interlayers and underlying substrates, providing insights for the epitaxial growth of various materials on 2D crystals.

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Retraction Note: Large local lattice expansion in graphene adlayers grown on copper

2018-09-27T16:34:59+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Retraction Note: Large local lattice expansion in graphene adlayers grown on copperRetraction Note: Large local lattice expansion in graphene adlayers grown on copper, Published online: 27 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0185-3Retraction Note: Large local lattice expansion in graphene adlayers grown on copper

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Slippery in every direction

2018-09-24T16:34:37+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Slippery in every directionSlippery in every direction, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0172-8A graphite and hexagonal boron nitride heterojunction enables superlubric sliding, almost independent of alignment orientation, in micrometre-sized contacts under ‘real-life’ working conditions.

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