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Basic Properties of Widely Used Piezoelectrics Successfully Measured
2014.08.28 UpdateNEWPress Release

Basic Properties of Widely Used Piezoelectrics Successfully Measured

60-year-old problem solved, opening the way to develop new lead-free piezoelectrics

A research group led by Hiroshi Funakubo, professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Osami Sakata, director, Synchrotron X-Ray Station at SPring-8, NIMS; and Tomoaki Yamada, assoc... [ more ]

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2014.07.15 UpdatePress Release

Growth of Oxide Crystal Thin Film on a Glass Substrate with Quality Comparable to on a Single-crystal Substrate

Lateral crystal growth using oxide nanosheets as seed crystals

2014.07.10 UpdatePress Release

Success in Intracellular Imaging of Cesium Distribution in Plants Used for Cesium Absorption

Anticipated for applications in the development of "superplants" for radiocesium decontamination

2014.07.10 UpdatePress Release

Precision Control of the Timing, Structure and Functions in Molecular Self-Assembly

New technology for the materials production method essential to the organic electronics field

2014.07.04 UpdatePress Release

Building Vibration Damper Made of New Alloy with World’s Highest Fatigue Durability Developed: First Ever Installation in JP Tower Nagoya

Technology extremely effective to counter long-period and long-duration earthquake

2014.07.01 UpdatePress Release

NIMS Issues Data Sheets

2014.06.30 UpdatePress Release

NIMS Conference 2014 and Announcement of NIMS Award 2014:

To praise the achievement in establishing a precision polymerization method, which is an innovative polymer manufacturing method that overwhelmed the polymer industry

2014.06.17 UpdatePress Release

Success in Theoretical and Experimental Demonstration of the Electrocatalytic Activity of Boron Nitride Thin Films for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

A new approach toward a nonprecious metal oxygen reduction catalyst for fuel cells

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