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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...

2018-10-17
Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination

Osaka researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. The high electronegativity of the fluorine substituen...

2018-10-11
Efficiently turning light into electricity

Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far...

2018-9-6
Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

Osaka University researchers prepared 2D layered, visible-light-absorbing bismuth sulfide semiconductors using a two-step process. The resulting film ...

2018-8-24
Environmentally Friendly Photoluminescent Nanoparticles for More Vivid Display Colors

A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University synthesized non-toxic, cadmium-free light-emitting nanoparticles. The nanoparticles emit clean col...

2018-8-24
Tracking Hydrogen Movement using Subatomic Particles

A Japanese collaboration developed a technique using a beam of subatomic particles called muons to track hydrogen movement in the solid magnesium hydr...

2018-7-13
Brain function partly replicated by nanomaterials

Osaka University-centered researchers created extremely dense, random SWNT/POM network molecular neuromorphic devices, generating spontaneous spikes s...

2018-7-6
Rays of hope for development of materials for 3D displays and medical applications

Scientists at Osaka University aligned two hexahelicenes in various orientations, theoretically examined, and proposed that S- and X-shaped double hex...

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