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April 2017 Volume 12, Issue 4

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Correction   p283

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Re-inventing print   p283
Emerging 2D-material-based inks could find applications in next-generation printed electronics.



Playing and laughing among the molecules   pp284 - 285
Chris Toumey
Chris Toumey reflects on the fun, and not only, provided by nanotechnology in the digital world, as illustrated by Colin Milburn in Mondo Nano.

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Our choice from the recent literature   p286
Alberto Moscatelli, Giacomo Prando, Victoria Richards and Wenjie Sun

News and Views


Two-dimensional materials: Printing functional atomic layers   pp287 - 288
Deji Akinwande
A new approach for the formulation of 2D-nanomaterial dispersions in water with additives, which allows layers to be printed on top of one another with distinctive interfaces, can enable inkjet-printed complex circuits.

See also: Article by McManus et al.

Nanomedicine: Evolution of the nanoparticle corona   pp288 - 290
Marilena Hadjidemetriou and Kostas Kostarelos
Understanding how complement proteins bind to nanoparticles and participate in their surface 'corona' can provide further insight into the relevance of the protein corona concept in medicine.

See also: Article by Chen et al.

Nanosystem: Programmed communication   pp291 - 292
Kristiana Kandere-Grzybowska and Bartosz A. Grzybowski
Autocatalytic nanoparticles activated and deactivated by DNA 'programs' can trigger through-space molecular communication and give rise to collective particle behaviours.

See also: Article by Gines et al.

Graphene fragments: When 1 + 1 is odd   pp292 - 293
Manuel Melle-Franco
Triangulene, an elusive open-shell magnetic molecule, is synthesized and characterized by electron microscopy.

See also: Letter by Pavlicek et al.

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Imaging modes of atomic force microscopy for application in molecular and cell biology   pp295 - 307
Yves F. Dufrêne, Toshio Ando, Ricardo Garcia, David Alsteens, David Martinez-Martin, Andreas Engel, Christoph Gerber and Daniel J. Müller
This Review Article examines the principles, advantages and limitations of emerging bioimaging modes of atomic force microscopy, including multiparametric, molecular recognition, multifrequency and high-speed imaging.



Synthesis and characterization of triangulene   pp308 - 311
Niko Pavlicek, Anish Mistry, Zsolt Majzik, Nikolaj Moll, Gerhard Meyer, David J. Fox and Leo Gross
A combined scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy approach is used to generate and characterize triangulene on various surfaces.

See also: News and Views by Melle-Franco

Self-assembling DNA nanotubes to connect molecular landmarks   pp312 - 316
Abdul M. Mohammed, Petr ?ulc, John Zenk and Rebecca Schulman
DNA nanotubes can grow to connect two molecules attached to surfaces with arbitrary micron-scale separation.

Water-evaporation-induced electricity with nanostructured carbon materials   pp317 - 321
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 and 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.

Fluorescent nanodiamond tracking reveals intraneuronal transport abnormalities induced by brain-disease-related genetic risk factors   pp322 - 328
Simon Haziza, Nitin Mohan, Yann Loe-Mie, Aude-Marie Lepagnol-Bestel, Sophie Massou, Marie-Pierre Adam, Xuan Loc Le, Julia Viard, Christine Plancon, Rachel Daudin, Pascale Koebel, Emilie Dorard, Christiane Rose, Feng-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Che Wu, Brigitte Potier, Yann Herault, Carlo Sala, Aiden Corvin, Bernadette Allinquant, Huan-Cheng Chang, François Treussart and Michel Simonneau
Tracking fluorescent nanodiamond inside branches of neurons is a sensitive method to measure the changes in intraneuronal transport due to genetic risk factors associated with brain diseases.

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Opto-valleytronic imaging of atomically thin semiconductors   pp329 - 334
Andre Neumann, Jessica Lindlau, Léo Colombier, Manuel Nutz, Sina Najmaei, Jun Lou, Aditya D. Mohite, Hisato Yamaguchi and Alexander Högele
Monolayer semiconductors reveal their crystal quality and valleytronic properties in two-dimensional polarimetric imaging.

Targeted intracellular voltage recordings from dendritic spines using quantum-dot-coated nanopipettes   pp335 - 342
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 and 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.

Water-based and biocompatible 2D crystal inks for all-inkjet-printed heterostructures   pp343 - 350
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 and Cinzia Casiraghi
Device fabrication can be realized via inkjet printing of water-based 2D crystals.

See also: News and Views by Akinwande

Microscopic agents programmed by DNA circuits   pp351 - 359
G. Gines, A. S. Zadorin, J.-C. Galas, T. Fujii, A. Estevez-Torres and 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.

See also: News and Views by Kandere-Grzybowska & Grzybowski

Real-time shape approximation and fingerprinting of single proteins using a nanopore   pp360 - 367
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 and 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.

Single-molecule detection of protein efflux from microorganisms using fluorescent single-walled carbon nanotube sensor arrays   pp368 - 377
Markita Patricia Landry, Hiroki Ando, Allen Y. Chen, Jicong Cao, Vishal Isaac Kottadiel, Linda Chio, Darwin Yang, Juyao Dong, Timothy K. Lu and 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.

Magnesium silicide nanoparticles as a deoxygenation agent for cancer starvation therapy   pp378 - 386
Chen Zhang, Dalong Ni, Yanyan Liu, Heliang Yao, Wenbo Bu and 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.

Complement proteins bind to nanoparticle protein corona and undergo dynamic exchange in vivo   pp387 - 393
Fangfang Chen, Guankui Wang, James I. Griffin, Barbara Brenneman, Nirmal K. Banda, V. Michael Holers, Donald S. Backos, LinPing Wu, Seyed Moein Moghimi and Dmitri Simberg
Immune proteins bind to protein corona on core-shell nanoparticles and undergo dynamic exchange in vivo.

See also: News and Views by Hadjidemetriou & Kostarelos

In The Classroom


In pursuit of waves   p394
Nader Engheta
Passion for science and technology can be a powerful motivator to overcome hurdles, as Nader Engheta explains, recounting his own experience as an immigrant.

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