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Nanocatalyst makes heavy work of formic acid

Osaka University researchers have reported a nanocatalyst that is able to produce hydrogen isotope compounds D2 and HD via the heterogeneous dehydroge...

Terahertz waves reveal hidden processes in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis

Osaka University researchers have succeeded in observing charge transfer and intermolecular interactions in ultrafast artificial photosynthesis. Wit...

Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization

Osaka University researchers studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters...

Using graphene and tiny droplets to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria

A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University used graphene and microfluidics to identify stomach-cancer causing bacteria by detecting chemical ...

Applying pressure is way toward generating more electricity from waste heat

The ability of a thermoelectric material to produce electricity from waste heat was improved more than twofold by a Japan-based research team led by O...

Settling the Debate: Solving the Electronic Surface States of Samarium Hexaboride

Researchers at Osaka University show that samarium hexaboride is a topological insulator, which allows electrons to flow only along its exterior surfa...

Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth

Using amino thioacids rather than regular amino acids, Osaka University researchers established a new method to form α-peptide bonds for polypeptide c...

LED-ing the way: a clean and convenient method to oxidize plastic surfaces for industry

A Japanese research team at Osaka University used chlorine dioxide to oxidize polypropylene. Under LED irradiation, ClO2• radicals attacked the methyl...

From nata de coco to computer screens: cellulose gets a chance to shine

Scientists at Osaka University determined the intrinsic birefringence of cellulose molecules, which have great potential to improve smartphone and com...

Proton scattering reveals the secrets of strongly-correlated proton-neutron pairs in atomic nuclei

An international research collaboration including Osaka University has reported the first experimental evidence that the strongly correlated proton-ne...

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