2015 Update


Peculiar Property of an Optical Metamaterial Having a Zero-Refractive Index has been Theoretically Demonstrated

—The Material May be Applicable to the Development of New Optical Elements and Photonic Integrated Circuits—

Strongest Ever Spin-Phonon Coupling Observed

—The Study May Contribute to the Development of High-Performance Functional Materials in Information & Communication and Electronics—

An Ultra-Bright and Highly Coherent Electron Source Developed to Improve the Performance of Electron-Beam Analytical Instrument

—100 Times Brighter Than Current Electron Sources and Paving the Way for the Development of the Next-Generation Electron Microscopes—

High-Speed Transistor Channel Developed Using a Core-Shell Nanowire Structure

—Significant Step Toward the Realization of Three-Dimensional Transistors Capable of High Integration Faster Than Conventional Transistors—

High Durability and Efficiency of 1 cm2 Size Perovskite Solar Cells

The Cells have passed 1,000 Hours of Light Soaking (AM 1.5G, 100 mW/cm2) test, A Major Step Forward to Practical Application

High-Quality Mono-Silicon Crystal Grown at Low Cost for Solar Cells

—New Casting Method May Facilitate the Return of a Market-Competitive Solar Cell Industry—

Treating Pulmonary Diseases Using Alaska Pollock Gelatin

Development of Strong Sealant That Remains Liquid at Room Temperature and Helps Shorten Surgical Operations

MSS Alliance Launched to Set De Facto Standard for Odor-Sensing Systems

—Aiming to establish basic elements of MSS technology towards practical use—

Electron partitioning process in graphene observed, a world first

Toward the realization of electron interferometer devices which utilize the wave nature of electrons

High-Quality Perovskite Materials Developed Capable of Utilizing Long-Wavelength Sunlight

Moving toward the Realization of Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Solar Cells

World’s Highest Magnetic Field* (1,020MHz) NMR developed

Application of High-Temperature Superconductor Was the Key. A Big Step Forward in Accelerating the Development of New Drugs and Materials

A New Materials Research Hub Established for Promoting Research from the Perspective of Data Science

“Materials research by Information Integration” Initiative (MI2I)

A world first! Parity effect observed in graphene, a material garnering great attention

A new phenomenon in which flow of electricity completely changes with odd and even numbers of junctions

Identification of Atomic Species at the Surface of Anatase Titanium Dioxide by Scanning Probe Microscopy

The Study Contributes to Formulating Novel Approaches for the Development of Photocatalysts and Solar Energy Conversion Materials

Motion of Supramolecular Machines Successfully Controlled through Simple Mechanical Manipulation

Interface Technology Capable of Manipulating Molecules by Hand Movement

Development of Growth Factor-Free Tissue Adhesive Porous Films Singularly Capable of Promoting Angiogenesis

Technology May Contribute to Medical Cost Reduction Making Expensive Growth Factors-Free

Discovery of a New Photonic Crystal where Light Propagates through the Surface without being Scattered

Achievable Even by Silicone Alone; Developments of New Functions through Integration with Semiconductor Electronics

Professor Harald Rose (University of Ulm, Germany) Among the Three 2015 NIMS Award Winners

—Their contribution to the development and popularization of the aberration corrector for electron microscopes recognized—

Single-Crystal Phosphors Suitable for Ultra-Bright, High-Power White Light Sources

- Highly promising for ultra-bright lighting products such as laser headlights -

Development of Gold Nanoparticles That Control Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

Surface Modification by Carboxyl Groups Suppressing Osteogenic Differentiation. Nanomaterials Paving the Way for Regenerative Medicine

Nanospace-Controlled Gold Material Created Using Molecular Technology

Method Developed to Freely Adjust Pore Size in Nanoporous Gold Material

Possible Existence of Neutral Atomic Hydrogen in Rock in the Earth’s Deep Interior

Creating a stir in research on the hydrogen cycle in the Earth’s interior

The First Observation of the Effect of Electron Spin of Molecular Oxygen on the Surface Oxidation Reaction

Contribution to Understanding of Correlation between Molecular Magnetism and Surface Reaction
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