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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...

2018-9-26
Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

An international joint research group led by Osaka University demonstrated that it was possible to efficiently heat plasma by focusing a relativistic ...

2018-9-18
Two Quantum Dots are Better than One: Using One Dot to Sense Changes in Another

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
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...

2018-7-24
Autonomous gene expression control nanodevice will contribute to medical care

Osaka University-led researchers constructed integrated gene logic-chips called "gene nanochips." These self-contained nanochips can switch genes on o...

2018-6-13
Ratchet Up the Pressure: Molecular Machine Exploits Motion in a Single Direction

A Japanese research team led by Osaka University developed a “ratchet-like molecular machine,” which promotes uni-directional molecular motion during ...

2017-6-28
Important Tricyclic Chemical Compounds with Efficient Chirality Control

Research team of Osaka University synthesized hydronaphtho[1,8-bc]furans, important chiral building blocks for natural-product synthesis. They used a ...

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