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2020-6-10
All of the performance, none of the fuss: nitrile hydrogenation done right

Osaka University researchers developed a nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst (nano-Co2P) for the hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines. Nano-Co2P was...

2020-6-1
Lighting the way to porous electronics and sensors

Researchers from Osaka University have created porous titanium dioxide ceramic thin films, at high temperatures and room temperature. The thin ceramic...

2020-2-26
Tricky reaction sequence gets a major boost from a flow setup and statistics

Researchers from Osaka University have shown that the enantioselective organocatalyzed Rauhut–Currier and [3+2] annulation sequence in a microflow sys...

2019-10-16
A close up on the real world — atomic migration under ambient conditions

Osaka University researchers have reported an environmental transmission electron microscopy technique that has allowed in situ visualization of the a...

2019-9-25
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...

2019-8-28
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...

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 ...

2019-6-7
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...

2019-5-24
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...

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