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Science Advances Special Collection—Honoring Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon

Mildred Dresselhaus, the first woman ranked Institute Professor at MIT, devoted her entire career to the study of carbon-based nanomaterials. This special collection is a gift from some of Millie’s former collaborators and colleagues to honor her and her ground-breaking accomplishments. The papers in the collection report on the design and controlled synthesis of carbon-based nano- and multi-functional materials, advanced characterization tools to unravel their intrinsic properties, and their integration into novel devices leading to new, enabling technologies from wearable sensors and health monitors to radiative cooling systems. Examples include graphene-based wearable devices that can noninvasively monitor health, carbon textiles that can detect several biomarkers at the same time, and sensing patches for wireless, on-body, real-time sweat analysis. As Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman remarked in his famous 1959 talk, “There's plenty of room at the bottom,” a statement as relevant today as it was 60 years ago.


A gift to the Queen of Carbon: A special collection in honor and memory of Mildred Dresselhaus
Zakya H. Kafafi and Jin Zhang
Editorial | Science Advances Date: 13-Jan-2021 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf8642


Ultrathin graphdiyne film on graphene through solution phase van der Waals epitaxy
Xin Gao et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 6-Jul-2018 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat6378


Realization of 2d crystalline metal nitrides via selective atomic substitution
Jun Cao et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 10-Jan-2020 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax8784


Atomic scale structural identification and evolution of Co-W-C ternary SWCNT catalytic nanoparticles: HR-STEM imaging on SiO2
Hua An et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 24-May-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9459


Nanoscale strain engineering of giant pseudo-magnetic fields, valley polarization and topological channels in graphene
Chen-Chih Hsu et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 8-May-2020 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9488


MoS2 pixel arrays for real-time photoluminescence imaging of redox molecules
Michael Reynolds et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 8-Nov-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9476


Beyond mass spectrometry, the next step in proteomics
Winston Timp and Gregory Timp
Review | Science Advances Date: 10-Jan-2020 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax8978


Phonon localization in heat conduction
Maria N. Luckyanova et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 21-Dec-2018 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9460


Paramagnon drag in high thermoelectric figure of merit Li-doped MnTe
Yuanhua Zheng et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 13-Sep-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9461


Understanding the asymmetrical thermoelectric performance for discovering promising thermoelectric materials
Hangtian Zhu et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 21-Jun-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav5813


Thermionic transport across gold-graphene-WSe2 van der waals heterostructures
Md Golam Rosul et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 8-Nov-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax7827


Flexible graphene photodetectors for wearable fitness monitoring
Emre Ozan Polat et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 13-Sep-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7846


Integrated textile sensor patch for real-time and multiplex sweat analysis
Wenya He et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 8-Nov-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0649


High-performance sub-ambient radiative cooling enabled by optically selective and thermally insulating polyethylene aerogel
Arny Leroy et al.
Research Article | Science Advances Date: 30-Oct-2019 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat9480

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