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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...

2019-4-23
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...

2019-1-30
High-Speed Surveillance in Solar Cells Catches Recombination Red-Handed

Using synchronized lasers pulses, Osaka University researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with fr...

2019-1-21
Simple and low-cost crack-healing of ceramic-based composites

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...

2018-11-28
Multifunctional dream ceramic matrix composites are born!

Researchers at Osaka University produced composites consisting of alumina (Al2O3) ceramics and titanium (Ti), namely Al2O3/Ti composites. They designe...

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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