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Succeeded in Fabricating Many Single-Photon Sources in Solid Matter that Emit Identical Photons
2014.09.09 UpdatePress Release

Succeeded in Fabricating Many Single-Photon Sources in Solid Matter that Emit Identical Photons

A breakthrough achieved in quantum information processing using state-of-the-art diamond growth technology

The research group led by Junichi Isoya, professor emeritus, University of Tsukuba, and Tokuyuki Teraji, principal researcher, Optical and Electronic Materials Unit, NIMS, succeeded for the first time in the world in fabricating single-phot... [ more ]

2014.09.01 UpdatePress Release

Development of Algorithm for Accurate Calculation of Average Distance Travelled by Low-Speed Electrons without Energy Loss that Are Sensitive to Surface Structure

High accuracy achieved in the measurement and analysis of nanosurface materials

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2014.08.28 UpdatePress Release

Basic Properties of Widely Used Piezoelectrics Successfully Measured

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

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

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