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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...

2019-8-28
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...

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...

2018-12-27
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...

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