Nanowires are structures with a width and depth of a few nanometres or less, but a much longer length. Electrons in these materials are free to travel along the wire, but their motion in the other two directions is governed by quantum mechanics, radically altering the properties of the material.

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    Correlated real-space imaging and optical measurements of twisted MoSe2/WSe2 bilayers reveal strain-induced modulations of the moiré potential landscape, tuning arrays of 0D traps into 1D stripes and leading to substantial changes in the optical response of the heterostructures.

    • Long Zhang
    •  & Hui Deng
    Nature Materials 19, 1044-1045
  • News & Views |

    Co-drawing of metallic glass with polymers of similar viscosity–temperature behaviour enables highly uniform nanoscale cross-sectional features of various shapes in functional fibres without length limit.

    • A. Lindsay Greer
  • News & Views |

    The news that superconducting nanowire detectors can detect single photons with a timing precision of just a few picoseconds will benefit applications ranging from sensing to quantum communications.

    • Robert H. Hadfield
    Nature Photonics 14, 201-202
  • Research Highlights |

    New approach based on catalysed crystal growth allowed synthesizing twisted nanowires of van der Waals materials and fine tuning of their topology.

    • Anastasiia Novikova