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August 2018 Volume 17, Issue 8

News & Views
Amendments & Corrections

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Single-element glass to record data    pp654 - 655
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A tale about square dancers and maze runners    pp655 - 656
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Seeing the forest and the trees    pp657 - 658
Hiroyuki Takenaka, Ilya Grinberg & Andrew M. Rappe

More than electrons    pp658 - 660
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Learning from scratch    p660
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Charge crystallization in a Fermi liquid    pp661 - 662
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Carbon nanotubes as emerging quantum-light sources    pp663 - 670
X. He, H. Htoon, S. K. Doorn, W. H. P. Pernice, F. Pyatkov et al.

This Perspective describes the recent advances in understanding and controlling the properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes as well as the progress towards the fabrication of new electrically driven single-photon sources.


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Simultaneous coherence enhancement of optical and microwave transitions in solid-state electronic spins    pp671 - 675
Antonio Ortu, Alexey Tiranov, Sacha Welinski, Florian Fröwis, Nicolas Gisin et al.

Long coherence times in a subset of states that allows for transitions in both microwave and optical range have been reported using an isotopically purified 171Yb3+:Y2SiO5 crystal, rendering the system suitable for quantum information applications.


Holstein polaron in a valley-degenerate two-dimensional semiconductor    pp676 - 680
Mingu Kang, Sung Won Jung, Woo Jong Shin, Yeongsup Sohn, Sae Hee Ryu et al.

A high-resolution ARPES study on electron-doped MoS2 reveals strong band renormalization effects near the conduction band minima, which are interpreted in terms of Holstein-type electron–phonon interactions.


Monatomic phase change memory    pp681 - 685
Martin Salinga, Benedikt Kersting, Ider Ronneberger, Vara Prasad Jonnalagadda, Xuan Thang Vu et al.

Monatomic glasses formed by rapidly quenching Sb films from a molten state are shown to work as phase change materials for memory applications at room temperature.


Coupling two order parameters in a quantum gas    pp686 - 690
Andrea Morales, Philip Zupancic, Julian Léonard, Tilman Esslinger & Tobias Donner

Ultracold atoms can model single-order quantum phases, but coupling of different order parameters has not been shown. Here, this is demonstrated using two optical resonators, facilitating exploration of multiple-order systems such as multiferroics.


Reversible adsorption of nitrogen dioxide within a robust porous metal–organic framework    pp691 - 696
Xue Han, Harry G. W. Godfrey, Lydia Briggs, Andrew J. Davies, Yongqiang Cheng et al.

High and reversible nitrogen dioxide (NO2) uptake, and low-concentration NO2 removal from gas mixtures, is observed in a metal–organic framework. The NO2 is bound within the pores by cooperative supramolecular interactions.




Re-entrant charge order in overdoped (Bi,Pb)2.12Sr1.88CuO6+d outside the pseudogap regime    pp697 - 702
Y. Y. Peng, R. Fumagalli, Y. Ding, M. Minola, S. Caprara et al.

Observation of charge order in the overdoped (Bi,Pb)2Sr2CuO6+d superconductor using resonant X-ray scattering and angular-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, over a wide temperature range.


Design rules for minimizing voltage losses in high-efficiency organic solar cells    pp703 - 709
Deping Qian, Zilong Zheng, Huifeng Yao, Wolfgang Tress, Thomas R. Hopper et al.

Key optoelectronic properties for donor and acceptor organic semiconductors are identified to obtain organic solar cells with reduced open-circuit voltage losses and high power conversion efficiencies.


Impacts of surface depletion on the plasmonic properties of doped semiconductor nanocrystals    pp710 - 717
Omid Zandi, Ankit Agrawal, Alex B. Shearer, Lauren C. Reimnitz, Clayton J. Dahlman et al.

Degenerately doped semiconductor nanocrystals exhibit localized surface plasmon resonance in the infrared. Semiconducting properties such as band structure modification due to doping and surface states are now shown to strongly affect plasmonic modulation.


The relation of local order to material properties in relaxor ferroelectrics    pp718 - 724
M. J. Krogstad, P. M. Gehring, S. Rosenkranz, R. Osborn, F. Ye et al.

How local order affects the excellent piezoelectric properties of Pb-based relaxor ferroelectrics is unclear, but neutron diffuse scattering shows that non-relaxor distortions are implicated, indicating the important role of oxygen atoms.


Self-assembled highly ordered acid layers in precisely sulfonated polyethylene produce efficient proton transport    pp725 - 731
Edward B. Trigg, Taylor W. Gaines, Manuel Maréchal, Demi E. Moed, Patrice Rannou et al.

Polymer synthesis can provide control over chain microstructure and conformation. Well-controlled chain folding in sulfonated polyethylene, leading to highly uniform hydrated acid layers of subnanometre thickness with high proton conductivity, is demonstrated.


Local immunomodulation with Fas ligand-engineered biomaterials achieves allogeneic islet graft acceptance    pp732 - 739
Devon M. Headen, Kyle B. Woodward, María M. Coronel, Pradeep Shrestha, Jessica D. Weaver et al.

Islet transplantation for diabetes treatment requires immunosuppression to control rejection. A microgel presenting Fas ligand with immunomodulatory properties is now shown to prolong the survival of allogeneic islet grafts in vivo.


Non-specific interactions govern cytosolic diffusion of nanosized objects in mammalian cells    pp740 - 746
Fred Etoc, Elie Balloul, Chiara Vicario, Davide Normanno, Domenik Liße et al.

Nanoparticle diffusion in the cytoplasm of living cells strongly deviates from random motion. Single-particle tracking analysis show that this is due to non-specific interactions with intracellular components.


Amendments & Corrections


Publisher Correction: Symmetry and magnetism allied    p747
Manfred Fiebig

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