Nature Reviews Materials is a monthly, online-only, peer-reviewed journal that publishes Reviews and Perspectives in all scientific disciplines within materials science; and spanning fundamental to applied research.
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 20 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00407-8Plastics support modern life but are also associated with environmental pollution. This Review discusses technologies for the production and recycling of bioplastics as part of a more sustainable and circular economy.
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 18 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00401-0The design of superionic conductors necessitates a fundamental understanding of how to invoke fast ion transport in the solid state. This Review discusses the role of framework anion rotational dynamics in enhancing cation diffusion through the paddle-wheel mechanism...
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 13 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00402-zNanoreactors that isolate chemical precursors within a confined space are promising tools for synthesizing nanoparticles. This Review unifies the many classes of solution-based and substrate-confined nanoreactors, evaluating their current synthetic capabilities...
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 12 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-022-00414-3The 2021 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting was a hybrid event for the first time, featuring both an in-person meeting in Boston and a virtual meeting held separately. Nature Reviews Materials speaks to Gopal Rao, Chief Editor of Technical Content for...
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 11 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00410-zThe Materials Research Society (MRS) fall meeting is a fixture in the conference calendar of the global materials science community. This year, for the very first time, the conference went hybrid, posing new opportunities, but also challenges, for organizers,...
Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 11 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00404-xCentrifugal and/or shear forces induced by rotary motion can drastically alter outcomes of chemical experiments and processes. This Review surveys rotary systems in which such forces control self-organization phenomena, materials synthesis or even chemical reactivity...
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