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2015-12-28

Time scale of orbital quantum fluctuation using multifrequency electron spin resonance observed, a world first

Will lead to development of materials necessary for the foundation of quantum computers

A group of researchers has realized “Observation of the orbital quantum dynamics in the spin-1/2 hexagonal antiferromagnet Ba3CuSb2O9,” which will pav...

2015-7-24

Success in developing a simple method for fabricating single-layer graphene nanoribbons from double-walled carbon nanotubes

Will lead to increased performance of nanodevice circuits

A group of researchers succeeded in finding a method to fabricate single-layer graphene nanoribbon and discovering that the electric property of sGNR ...

2015-7-14

Copper oxides without Jahn-Teller distortion

Roadmap to realize a quantum spin-orbital-liquid state

A research team has obtained results to pave the way to realize a new quantum liquid state named “quantum spin-orbital liquid." The team has also succ...

2015-7-7

Complicated mechanisms for learning and memory partially elucidated

Role of neural transmitters elucidated through “odor learning” of C. elegans

A group of researchers clarified that two types of neural transmitter substances, neuropeptide and dopamine, play separate roles in the process of C. ...

2015-6-30

A world first! Parity effect observed in graphene, a material garnering great attention

A new phenomenon in which flow of electricity completely changes with odd and even numbers of junctions

A research group has successfully proven the parity effect pn junctions formed in graphene. This discovery could lead to the design of new quantum int...

2015-5-18

How multicellular animals defend their cells from foreign DNA elucidated

May contribute to simpler methods of gene function analysis

Three researchers at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University found a first example of DNA interference phenomenon in multicellular animals us...

2015-4-17

Successful Observation of Mössbauer Absorption of Potassium Nucleus by Using Synchrotron Radiation

Clarifies the mechanism of an exotic magnetism of nanoparticles and opens the ability of the new microscopic probe

A research group succeeded in observing Mössbauer absorption spectra of potassium nucleus by using a synchrotron-radiation light source for the first ...

2015-3-31

A New Technique for the Observation of Membrane Lipid Distribution

Successful observation performed by attaching a small tag to the target lipid

The lipid was considered to be of uniform distribution at raft-like ordered domain, but it was heterogeneous. Their developed methodology of alkyne-ta...

2015-1-22

Detecting Excess Shot Noise Connected with a Spin Current

May open a novel way to approach non-equilibrium spin phenomena like spintronics

The observed shot noise is proportional to the spin current, yielding a spin analogue of Schottky's argument. This experimental demonstration could op...

2015-1-7

Proteins Recognize the Various Lengths of Fatty Acids Using a Water Cluster

This finding sheds light on molecular mechanism of a promiscuous lipid-protein interaction

The mechanism discovered by the interaction between proteins and lipids would play key roles in FA-related diseases, such as metabolic syndrome and sc...

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