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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.

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The marvels of moiré materials

The marvels of moiré materials

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 03 March 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00284-1Moiré systems formed by 2D atomic layers have widely tunable electrical and optical properties and host exotic, strongly correlated and topological phenomena, including superconductivity, correlated insulator states and orbital magnetism. In this Viewpoint, researchers...

The future of near-field communication-based wireless sensing

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 02 March 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00299-8Near-field communication (NFC) emerged as a high-security, wireless, short-range, data exchange technology nearly two decades ago; its ability to simultaneously transfer power and data between devices offers exciting opportunities for the design of miniature, battery-less...

The future of near-field communication-based wireless sensing

Autonomous materials systems from active liquid crystals

Autonomous materials systems from active liquid crystals

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 25 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-020-00272-xActive liquid crystals are a particular type of active materials in which an inherent structural anisotropy leads to long-range order and topological defects. This Review discusses natural and synthetic active liquid crystals, and explores their autonomous behaviour...

Twist more, live longer

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 23 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00295-yAn article in Physical Review Letters shows that changing the twist angle of MoSe2/WSe2 samples can lengthen the lifetime of excitons in the system by an order of magnitude.

Lighting up lattice vibrations

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 23 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00296-xAn article in Nature reports measurements of lattice vibrations in bilayer graphene twisted at very small angles by tip-enhanced nano-Raman spectroscopy.

The importance of being buckled

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 23 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00294-zAn article in Nature Materials reports a detailed characterization of the atomic and electronic structure of WS2/WSe2, highlighting the influence of the 3D structural reconstruction of the moiré superlattice on the correlated phenomena observed in this material.

Mind the gap

Nature Reviews Materials, Published online: 23 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41578-021-00293-0An article in Physical Review Letters reports theoretical calculations predicting that a 2D second-order topological insulator state exists in the gaps separating the low-energy flat bands from higher-energy bands in twisted bilayer graphene and twisted bilayer...

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