2008 Update

2008.12.08

"Origin of Life" - Organic Molecules Formed by Bombardment of Oceans by Meteorites!

Proof of the Formation of Bioorganic Molecules from Solid Carbon, Iron, Water, and Nitrogen Gas in Impact Experiment
2008.11.26

Production of “Urban Ore” from Used Electronic Equipment without Human Intervention

Development of a Simple Recycling Technique Applying Small-Scale Distributed Treatment Based on Paradigm Shift
2008.10.23

Nagoya Institute of Technology and the National Institute for Materials Science Will Conclude a Collaboration/Cooperation Agreement

Aiming at Strengthening Human Resources Development by Improving Ceramics Research/Education and Contributing to Society through New Materials Development
2008.09.09

Development of Multiple-Valued Logic Level Transistor Using Molecular Wire

Opening the Way to Future Molecular Devices and Molecular Wiring
2008.09.04

Success in Trial Manufacture of BN/Si Heterodiode Solar Cell

World's First High Durability Solar Cell with Space Applications and Potential Transparency
2008.07.16

NIMS Launches "NIMS - TOYOTA Materials Center of Excellence for Sustainable Mobility"

Aiming at Elucidation of the Mechanism of Fundamental Phenomenaand Development of Generic Technology
2008.07.16

NIMS' Large-Scale Research Facilities to be Used in Nanotechnology Human Resources Development Project

Experiential Educational Program in Cooperation with University of Tsukuba Starts Tomorrow
2008.06.09

Success in Fabrication of Mesoporous Metal with Giant Mesocage Structure

A New Development in Mesoporous Metals, A New Proposal for Metallic Nanostructures
2008.05.30

Micro Branch Filter Fabricated by Alignment of Microspheres

Optical Wiring of Integrated Circuits using Self-Assembly Process
2008.05.21

Development of Warm Multidirectional Compact Rolling Process Enabling Continuous Production of High Strength/High Formability Super Steel Wire

Success in Trial Mass Production of 100,000 Super Steel Micro Screws.Potential for Large Reduction in CO2 Emissions during Part Manufacturing
2008.03.28

Success in Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal Fiber

New Development of Mesoporous Materials from Silica to Metals
2008.03.26

Proposal for Excavation of Urban Mines and Recycling of Artificial Ores

Creation of a Visible Resource Recycling Chain by Applying Technology to the Intermediate Process in Recycling
2008.03.25

High Output Generation of Green Laser without Resonator

Applications from Laser Theater to Laser Processing are now within View
2008.03.19

Success in Trial Manufacture of White LED for Liquid Crystal Backlight

Improvement in Color Reproduction of Liquid Crystal Displays
2008.03.19

Elucidation of Alignment Process of Micro-Particles by Neutrons

Direct Observation of Alignment Process of Fine Ceramic Particles Realized by Neutron Diffraction
2008.03.13

Development of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Coating

Large Potential for Improvement of Environmental Resistance Capacity and Surface Functionalization of Industrial Structural Materials
2008.02.04

Start of Samples Supply of Cell Culturing Substrate Using Chitosan

Product Developed Jointly by NIMS and Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry, Hokkaido Soda, and Primary Cell
2008.01.23

Development of Super-Water Repellent Material from Fullerenes

Development of Super-Water Repellent Material from Fullerenes
2008.01.18

Success in the Development of a Novel Infrared Light Source Using Plasmon Resonance

Nanostructure Control of Thermal Radiation Opens the Way to High Efficiency Environmental Measurement
2008.01.11

Japan’s “Urban Mines” are Comparable to the World’s Leading Resource Nations

Calculating the Scale of the Urban Mines Accumulated in Japan
2008.01.11

Japanese Material Technologies for a World Contribution to Global Environmental Problems

NIMS Begins a Series of Plans to Highlight the Large Potential of Materials Technologies in Responding to Environmental and Energy Problems as Japan Hosts the Lake Toya Summit
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