Nature Materials, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0403-7 A comprehensive chemical space of potential inorganic ternary metal nitrides has been explored by computational methods as a guideline for their experimental synthesis and discovery.
Nature Materials, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0399-z The instability of sulfide ions during water oxidation prevents simultaneous evolution of hydrogen and oxygen. An oxysulfide semiconductor photocatalyst, Y2Ti2O5S2, is shown to evolve H2 and O2 via a water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation.
Nature Materials, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0396-2 High-throughput computation is especially useful for materials screening where synthesis is challenging. Here, it is used to construct a stability map of ternary nitrides, allowing discovery of stable compounds and providing insight into principles that govern nitride stability.
Nature Materials, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0402-8 This Perspective explores correlative characterization for bringing together multiple imaging modalities with maps of local chemistry, structure and functional performance to improve our understanding and manufacturing of existing materials and facilitate data-centric materials innovation.
Nature Materials, Published online: 10 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0383-7 Quantitative atomic-scale images of electric potentials at surfaces have now been obtained with a non-contact atomic force microscope by functionalizing the tip as a quantum dot sensor.
Nature Materials, Published online: 03 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0387-3 Scanning electron nanobeam diffraction is used to monitor the morphology of organic thin films with nanometre resolution, revealing information on the arrangement of crystalline domains useful for structure–property relationship understanding.