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2016-12-16

Majority of planets outside the solar system found to be Neptune-mass planets

An important step to the clarification of formation process of planets

A group of researchers discovered that of extrasolar planets, of ice planets in particular, the majority of planets were the mass of Neptune (which is...

2016-12-9

Discovery of the complexity of the quark, a fundamental constituent of matter

Formulation of a chaos index in movement of

A group of researchers succeeded in calculating a chaos index for dynamics of generic quantum field theories, a world first. It is hoped that this stu...

2016-12-8

Magnetic separation of all existing materials verified

A wide range of applications, including recycling at home, is possible

A group of researchers verified that heterogeneous particles can be sorted by substance by the low field produced by neodymium (NdFeB) magnets. It is ...

2016-11-12

Successful enhancement of thermoelectric conversion rate by suppressing polar lattice distortion

A step toward thermoelectric materials based on a novel principle

A group of researchers discovered a rare conductive chemical compound which showed a “ferroelectric”-like transition at room temperature and clarified...

2016-11-11

Coating materials with self-healing ability developed

Will lead to commercialization of materials for various products such as coating for cars and hemostatic sheets

A group of researchers developed a self-healing material based on a new design principle. The guidelines for designing this material can be applied to...

2016-11-9

Presence of amorphous ultrafine particles shows fault activity within 1,000 years

Will become a new method for assessing fault activity

A group of researchers focused on amorphous ultrafine particles in faults to examine their dissolution rate, proposing a new method using a proxy for...

2016-11-1

Technology for quick 3D structure determination of membrane proteins developed

SACLA’s new technology accelerates designing new drugs

A joint group of researchers succeeded in developing technology for quickly determining membrane protein structures by using the SACLA at the XFEL fac...

2016-10-4

Mechanism behind suppression of chromosome abnormality by homologous recombination (HR) enzyme Rad51

A step toward the development of drugs for treating breast cancer

A group of researchers clarified that the onset of chromosome abnormality mediated by crossover recombination caused by Mus81 could be prevented if ho...

2016-9-6

How colossal thermoelectric effect arises in iron compounds elucidated

Clear guiding principle for designing thermoelectric conversion elements demonstrating high performance at low temperatures

A group of researchers clarified how the colossal thermoelectric effect of the iron compound FeSb2 at low temperatures arose, advocating new guideline...

2016-8-31

Discovery of unique 2D electronic state of topological Kondo insulators

A step towards energy saving in next-generation semiconductors and the realization of spintronic devices

A group of researchers developed technology for planarizing and purifying the surface of a single crystal of rare-earth ytterbium boride (YbB12) at an...

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