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Nature Nanotechnology Contents July 2017 Volume 12 Number 7 pp597-712

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Formula Nano   p597
Last April, six teams raced molecules on a metallic surface using a scanning tunnelling microscope in the first NanoCar Race. The event brought scientific research in nanotechnology to the attention of the wider public.



The interface of nanoparticles with proliferating mammalian cells   pp598 - 600
Einat Panet, Tal Mashriki, Roxane Lahmi, Abraham Jacob, Efrat Ozer et al.

See also: Correspondence by Åberg et al.

Reply to 'The interface of nanoparticles with proliferating mammalian cells'   pp600 - 603
Christoffer Åberg, Jong Ah Kim, Anna Salvati and Kenneth A. Dawson

See also: Correspondence by Panet et al.



How to build and race a fast nanocar   pp604 - 606
Grant J. Simpson, Víctor García-López, Leonhard Grill and James M. Tour
The first NanoCar Race was an opportunity to see how far we have come in manipulating single molecules. As the team with the fastest molecule in this race, we share the synthetic challenges to building a fast nanocar and the experimental approach needed for rapid translation across a surface.

The sounds of nanotechnology   pp606 - 610
Norah Campbell, Cormac Deane and Padraig Murphy
Public perceptions of nanotechnology are shaped by sound in surprising ways. Our analysis of the audiovisual techniques employed by nanotechnology stakeholders shows that well-chosen sounds can help to win public trust, create value and convey the weird reality of objects on the nanoscale.



Why do we see history so differently?   pp611 - 612
Chris Toumey
Chris Toumey illustrates how different groups of people involved with nanotechnology have different views on the history of the field and feel differently about its importance.

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Our choice from the recent literature   p613

News and Views


Ferroelectric tunnel junctions: Crossing the wall   pp614 - 615
Evgeny Y. Tsymbal and Julian P. Velev
The electronic transport across a head-to-head ferroelectric domain wall reveals a signature of quantum tunnelling assisted by confined, quantum-well-like states.

See also: Article by Sanchez-Santolino et al.

Cancer immunotherapy: Making allies of phagocytes   pp615 - 616
Steven Fiering
A versatile nanovaccine platform is based on a synthetic nanoparticle that not only acts as an antigen carrier but also stimulates the STING pathway.

See also: Letter by Luo et al.

Cancer therapy: Neutrophils traffic in cancer nanodrugs   pp616 - 618
Satoru Osuka and Erwin G. Van Meir
Neutrophils loaded with cationic liposomal paclitaxel migrate across the blood/brain barrier to deliver chemotherapeutic nanoparticles in the inflamed post-surgical tumour margin.

See also: Article by Xue et al.

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Building membrane nanopores   pp619 - 630
Stefan Howorka
This Review examines the different building materials for membrane nanopores—proteins, peptides, synthetic organic molecules, and DNA—and explores the influence of the building material on pore structure, dynamics, function, and application.



Energy-dependent path of dissipation in nanomechanical resonators   pp631 - 636
Johannes Güttinger, Adrien Noury, Peter Weber, Axel Martin Eriksson, Camille Lagoin et al.
Energy decay measurements in nanomechanical graphene resonators reveal that the flow of energy takes different paths during the decay.

Spectral focusing of broadband silver electroluminescence in nanoscopic FRET-LEDs   pp637 - 641
Robin P. Puchert, Florian Steiner, Gerd Plechinger, Felix J. Hofmann, Ines Caspers et al.
The demonstration of energy transfer from hotspots of electroluminescent silver nanoparticles to a two-dimensional crystal overlayer of a transition-metal dichalcogenide provides a tunable, sub-diffraction, electrically driven light source.

Amyloid fibril systems reduce, stabilize and deliver bioavailable nanosized iron   pp642 - 647
Yi Shen, Lidija Posavec, Sreenath Bolisetty, Florentine M. Hilty, Gustav Nyström et al.
Amyloid fibrils from food-grade proteins deliver nanostructured bioavailable iron without cytotoxicity or pathological side effects.

A STING-activating nanovaccine for cancer immunotherapy   pp648 - 654
Min Luo, Hua Wang, Zhaohui Wang, Haocheng Cai, Zhigang Lu et al.
STING-activating nanoparticle vaccines achieve robust activation of tumour-specific T cells for cancer immunotherapy.

See also: News and Views by Fiering

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Resonant electron tunnelling assisted by charged domain walls in multiferroic tunnel junctions   pp655 - 662
Gabriel Sanchez-Santolino, Javier Tornos, David Hernandez-Martin, Juan I. Beltran, Carmen Munuera et al.
The electron gas confined onto a charged head-to-head domain wall in the ultrathin ferroelectric tunnel layer of a multiferroic tunnel junction drives the overall transport processes through the whole device.

See also: News and Views by Tsymbal & Velev

A solid-state single-photon filter   pp663 - 667
Lorenzo De Santis, Carlos Antón, Bogdan Reznychenko, Niccolo Somaschi, Guillaume Coppola et al.
An optical non-linearity at the single-photon level is reported with a semiconductor quantum dot–cavity device. The device performs as an efficient single-photon filter that strongly suppresses the multiphoton components of incident coherent pulses.

Position-dependent and millimetre-range photodetection in phototransistors with micrometre-scale graphene on SiC   pp668 - 674
Biddut K. Sarker, Edward Cazalas, Ting-Fung Chung, Isaac Childres, Igor Jovanovic et al.
Position sensitive, non-local and large-area photodetection can be achieved in graphene phototransistors on undoped semiconductor substrates.

Controlling propagation and coupling of waveguide modes using phase-gradient metasurfaces   pp675 - 683
Zhaoyi Li, Myoung-Hwan Kim, Cheng Wang, Zhaohong Han, Sajan Shrestha et al.
Optical waveguides patterned with gradient metasurfaces have compact footprints and broad wavelengths of operation thanks to tight control of the scattered light.

Scalable electrophysiology in intact small animals with nanoscale suspended electrode arrays   pp684 - 691
Daniel L. Gonzales, Krishna N. Badhiwala, Daniel G. Vercosa, Benjamin W. Avants, Zheng Liu et al.
Suspended electrodes integrated into a scalable microfluidic device can be used for electrical measurements in large numbers of small organisms.

Neutrophil-mediated anticancer drug delivery for suppression of postoperative malignant glioma recurrence   pp692 - 700
Jingwei Xue, Zekai Zhao, Lei Zhang, Lingjing Xue, Shiyang Shen et al.
Neutrophils carrying drug-containing liposomes can suppress recurrence of brain tumours after surgical removal of the tumour.

See also: News and Views by Osuka & Van Meir

Peptide–MHC-based nanomedicines for autoimmunity function as T-cell receptor microclustering devices   pp701 - 710
Santiswarup Singha, Kun Shao, Yang Yang, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Patricia Solé et al.
Nanoparticles can be used as ligand-multimerization platforms to activate specific cellular receptors in vivo.

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Fast and curious   p712
Rémy Pawlak and Tobias Meier
Rémy Pawlak and Tobias Meier discuss how they got involved in the first international NanoCar Race and their impressions from this experience.

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