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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...

2018-2-12
Shedding (high-power laser) light on the plasma density limit

Researchers theoretically proposed the existence of density limit for hole boring by laser light on matter. They derived the maximum plasma density as...

2017-10-23
Osaka University Rolls the Dice on Perovskite Interfaces

Osaka University-led researchers developed a robust Monte Carlo-based refinement computerized approach to precisely and accurately model perovskite ox...

2017-8-19
Solution to Mysterious Behavior of Supercooled Water

Japan-based researchers developed a model to explain mysterious deviation breakdown from of StokesEinstein–EinsteinStokes relationshipdiffusion behavi...

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