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2020-8-31
How to have a blast like a black hole

Scientists at Osaka University have created magnetized-plasma conditions similar to those near a black hole using very intense laser pulses. This work...

2020-8-21
The easy way to get a square deal

Scientists at Osaka University introduce an easy method for adding cubane molecules to previously synthesized crystals. This work may help lead to muc...

2020-2-21
Glass transition of spins and orbitals of electrons in a pure crystal

Researchers at Osaka University used computers simulations to show that lattice distortions in magnetic pyrochlore oxide crystals can control the glas...

2019-7-16
Researchers Put a New Spin on Molecular Oxygen

Reactive molecular oxygen singlets have a multitude of uses in chemistry and medicine, but they are less abundant than non-reactive oxygen triplets. A...

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...

2019-6-4
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...

2019-5-24
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...

2019-5-21
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...

2019-4-17
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...

2018-5-8
AI Software Assists Design of New Material for Solar Cells

Researchers from Osaka University used machine learning to design new polymers for organic photovoltaics (solar cells). After mining data from previou...

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