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2018-2-12
Shedding (high-power laser) light on the plasma density limit

Researchers theoretically proposed the existence of density limit for hole boring by laser light on matter. They derived the maximum plasma density as...

2018-1-24
Mind your speed: A magnetic brake on proton acceleration

An international research team led by Osaka University studied high-energy protons emitted from laser-bombarded solids. Recent studies found that high...

2018-1-23
A simple new approach to plastic solar cells

Osaka University researchers built on their previous work to develop new advanced organic polymer. When applied in the solar cells, the polymers forme...

2018-1-15
Silicon nanoblock arrays create vivid colors with subwavelength resolution

Osaka University researchers demonstrated a range of highly tunable vivid color pixels controlled by the geometry of a monocrystalline silicon metamat...

2018-1-12
Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy

Osaka University researchers combined two different types of 2D materials—black phosphorus and bismuth vanadate—to form a biologically inspired water-...

2017-12-11
A Radical Approach to Methane Oxidation into Methanol

A pair of researchers at Osaka University converted methane into valuable chemicals. The reaction occurs under ambient conditions in a novel two-phase...

2017-11-13
Development on Muon Beam Analysis of Organic Matter in Samples from Space

Osaka University-led researchers demonstrate a non-destructive muon-based analysis methods for determining the composition of carbon-containing astero...

2017-10-26
Breaking the Chain: Catalyzing a Green Future for Chemistry

A Japanese research team from Osaka University developed “green” catalysis for creating valuable chemicals from plant waste. By reacting a catalyst wi...

2017-10-23
Osaka University Rolls the Dice on Perovskite Interfaces

Osaka University-led researchers developed a robust Monte Carlo-based refinement computerized approach to precisely and accurately model perovskite ox...

2017-10-12
Osaka University Chemists Unlock the Potential of Fluoroalkenes

Osaka University-led chemists developed a copper-catalyzed reaction for replacing fluorine atoms with an easily transformable boronate group on polyfl...

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