2016 Update


Technique to Characterize Electrical Potential Distribution in Composite Electrodes of Solid State Lithium Ion Batteries

—Major Advancement in Understanding the Cause of High Resistivity at the Electrode–Electrolyte Interfaces, Which Has Been Hindering the Development of High Power Density Batteries—

Discovery and Control of Supramolecular Assembly Capable of Differentiation

—Selective Fabrication of Fibers and Sheets Accomplished, Leading to New Methods of Controlling Molecular Self-Assembly—

Various Organic Transistor Functions Created through Optical Drawing

—Technology May Be Applicable to Fabrication of Logical Operation Devices That Can Be Controlled by Light and Voltage—

Discovery of Critical Phenomena in a Quantum Spin Liquid

—Toward Understanding Universal Properties of Spin Liquids That Do Not Freeze at Very Low Temperatures—

Finding the Relationship between the Structure and Catalytic Activity of Ruthenium Nanoparticles

—Achieved by Quantification of Local and Average Structures. Accumulating Data for Machine Learning to Create New functional Materials—

NIMS Launches New Program for Regional Revitalization and Setting a “Knowledge Network”

—Inviting Research Groups of Faculty Members and Students from Universities, Graduate Schools and Technical Colleges in Japan—

Successful Synthesis of Pure Organic Molecules That Shows Metallic Conduction under Ambient Pressure

—Pioneering Development of Organic Materials That Are Highly Conductive, Durable, Stable and Easy to Process—

Enhanced Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells through the Development of New Additives

—Six Times More Stability under continues Light Soaking. Major Step toward Practical Applications—

Development of a Novel Mass Analysis Technique That Can Be Performed Even with an Ordinary Business Card

— Aero-Thermo-Dynamic Mass Analysis (AMA) Operates Based on an Entirely New Principle —

ZnO-Coated High-Performance Bearings Developed

—They Reduce Friction by about One-Third. Playing a Vital Role in a Newly Developed Small Jet Engine Generator for Emergency Use—

Electronic circuits printed at 1 micron resolution

—Prints Made on Flexible Substrates. Technique May Be Applicable to the Development of Wearable Devices—

Silicon Fluorescent Material Developed Enabling Observations under a Bright “Biological Optical Window”

—Toward the Realization of Deep-Level Bioimaging without Using Toxic Elements or UV Light—

NIMS Issues New Data Sheets

—Nine New Publications including Data on Characteristics of Rust Collected through 10 Years of Exposure Tests—

High-Pressure Generator Using a Superconducting Diamond Developed

—Integration of a Hime Diamond into the Device Simplifies Measurement of Electrical Resistance under Ultra-High Pressure—

High Efficient Solar Water Heating Achieved with Nanoparticles

—Success May Promote Solar Heat Utilization Based on Plasmon Resonance of Ceramic Materials—

Electrical Conductivity of Salt Water in Seismogenic Zones Theoretically Determined

—A Step Forward in Understanding Mechanisms behind Magma Generation and the Outbreak of Earthquakes—

Low-Current, Highly Integrable Spintronics Device Developed

—Use of Ion Conducting Solid Electrolyte Created a Breakthrough. A Step toward Realization of Low-Current High-Capacity Memory Devices—
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