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2019-6-18
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...

2019-6-18
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 ...

2019-5-17
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...

2019-4-23
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...

2019-4-17
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...

2018-12-27
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...

2018-11-30
Macroscopic phenomena governed by microscopic physics

Researchers at Osaka University observe a magnetic reconnection driven by electron dynamics in laser-produced plasmas. Magnetic reconnections are ofte...

2018-11-28
Focus on this: Japanese team increases X-ray laser focusing ability

Osaka University-based researchers fabricated multilayer mirrors that improved the focusing of X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) beams. The wavefront o...

2018-11-2
Building Better Batteries by Borrowing from Biology

Using knowledge of biological ion channels, Osaka University researchers developed a new crystalline material containing potassium that may one day re...

2018-10-26
Crystal clear: Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion

An international team including researchers from Osaka University demonstrated helimagnetic behavior in a cubic perovskite material by expanding the l...

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