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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...

2019-7-16
Does one size does fit all? A new model for organic semiconductors

A team including researchers from Osaka University has used a single rubrene crystal to investigate the room temperature behavior of organic single cr...

2019-7-10
Resistance Is Utile: Magnetite Nanowires with Sharp Insulating Transition

A Japanese research team led by Osaka University produced Fe3O4 nanowires on 10-nm length scales by deposition on an MgO substrate. When cooled to 110...

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...

2019-6-4
Plot Twist: Straightening Single-Molecule Conductors Improves their Performance

Researchers at Osaka University synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. By forcing the molecu...

2019-5-21
Good Vibrations: Using Piezoelectricity to Ensure Hydrogen Sensor Sensitivity

Researchers at Osaka University developed a new method that uses piezoelectric resonance to improve the manufacture of highly sensitive hydrogen senso...

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...

2018-12-8
Adventures in Phase Space: Unified Map on Plastic and Elastic Glasses

A research team led by Osaka University simulated glassy colloidal solids to understand their mechanical and failure properties. Under strain, the har...

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