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Nature Materials journal covers a range of topics within materials science, from materials engineering and structural materials (metals, alloys, ceramics, composites) to organic and soft materials (glasses, colloids, liquid crystals, polymers).

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Publisher Correction: Predictive modelling of structure formation in semiconductor films produced by meniscus-guided coating

Nature Materials, Published online: 22 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-00832-0Publisher Correction: Predictive modelling of structure formation in semiconductor films produced by meniscus-guided coating

Carbazole isomers induce ultralong organic phosphorescence

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0797-2A carbazole isomer, typically present as an impurity in commercially produced carbazole batches, is shown to be responsible for the ultralong phosphorescence observed in these compounds and their derivatives.

Looking deeper into zeolites

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0787-4Avelino Corma, professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ-CSIC-Polytechnical University of Valencia), talks to Nature Materials about challenges facing zeolites, and issues faced in commercializing research.

Quantum registers hit the right wavelength

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-00808-0Controlling nuclear spins coupled to an electron spin in silicon carbide has enabled development of a ‘quantum register’ interfaced with telecom photons, leading to the possibility of distant transport of quantum information.

The looks of a million-year-old polymer glass

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-00812-4Polymeric glasses with significant thermodynamic and kinetic stability have been fabricated using physical vapour deposition, providing a mean to gather insight into the properties of glasses aged for millions of years.

Look beneath the surface

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0771-zZeolitic catalyst particles are grown with nanosized fins that improve mass transport into the interior of the particle. This delays catalyst deactivation in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process.

Towards chirality control of graphene nanoribbons embedded in hexagonal boron nitride

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-00806-2Oriented trenches are created in h-BN using different catalysts, and used as templates to grow seamlessly integrated armchair and zigzag graphene nanoribbons with chirality-dependent electrical and magnetic conductance properties.

Recapitulating macro-scale tissue self-organization through organoid bioprinting

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-00803-5A 3D bioprinting approach has been developed to facilitate tissue morphogenesis by directly depositing organoid-forming stem cells in an extracellular matrix, with the ability to generate intestinal epithelia and branched vascular tissue constructs.

Towards a better understanding of Lewis acidic aluminium in zeolites

Nature Materials, Published online: 21 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0751-3Lewis acid aluminium sites in zeolites enable some industrially relevant catalytic reactions, such as biomass valorization. This Perspective explores the origin and interpretation of these species, and discusses characterization techniques that can close knowledge gaps.

Emergent phenomena and proximity effects in two-dimensional magnets and heterostructures

Nature Materials, Published online: 18 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0791-8This Review summarizes recent progress in exploring the intrinsic magnetism of atomically thin van der Waals materials, manipulation of their magnetism by tuning the interlayer coupling, and device structures for spin- and valleytronic applications.

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