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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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