2017 Update


Development of self-crack-healing ceramics capable of quick full strength recovery

—Bone-Healing Inspired Ceramics Shows Potential as an Aircraft Engine Material Capable of crack-healing during Flight—

World's First Observation of Spin Arrangements Using Neutron Transmission

—New Method Offers Greater Flexibility in Equipment Design and Simplifies Spin Arrangement Observation—

Discovery of Crystalline Layers with Atomic Level Flatness in GaN Transistors

—A Metastable Gallium Oxide Layer at the Semiconductor–Insulator Interface Provides Insights into the Development of Next-Generation Power Devices—

Compact Sensor Capable of Repeatedly Detecting Formaldehyde

—The Technology May Be Applicable to the Development of Continuous Formaldehyde Monitoring Systems to Prevent Sick Building Syndrome—

"MSS Forum" Launched to Promote the Establishment of a De Facto Standard for Olfactory IoT Sensing Systems

—Putting the "Standard Scent and Odor Measurement Tool" into Practice—

Development of Methods for Manipulating Flexible Nanocars

—Overcoming Difficulties in Precisely Controlling the Conformation and Movement of Soft Molecular Vehicles—

Development of Electron Microscopy Capable of Visualizing Magnetic Structures at the Sub-Nanoscale

—New Technique May Facilitate Research and Development of Next-Generation Spintronic Devices—

Ammonia Synthesis at Ambient Pressure without Using Expensive Catalysts

—The New Technique May Reduce the Costs of Chemical Fertilizer Synthesis and Ammonia-Based Hydrogen Storage and Transport—

Innovative transistors operated by magnetically induced movement of ions

—A step forward in the development of non-voltage-driven electrochemical devices—

Nanocarbon Microcubes with Closeable Pores

—Potential Medical Applications for Cubes Capable of Permitting the Entry of Specific Particles into Their Pores, Such as Targeted Delivery and Controlled Release of Drugs—

Development of a vertical resonant tunneling transistor that employs molecules

—Compatible with the Existing Microfabrication Processes, the New Technology May Enable the Development of a Novel Transistor Superior to Silicon Transistors in Performance—

Detection of Fermentation Processes in Electricity-Generating Bacteria

—Discovery May Lead to the Development of Technology That Will Increase the Efficiency of Both Microbial Fuel Cells and the Production of Materials—

NIMS and Three Steel Companies to Develop a Framework for Open Innovation

—NIMS to Play a Pivotal Role in Strengthening Fundamental Technologies of Steel Industry by Addressing Issues Common to Steel Companies—

Development of a Technique to Synthesize Monolayer Films Composed of Neatly Tiled Two-Dimensional Materials in One Minute

—The Technique May Facilitate Industrial Production of Various Nanosheet-based Devices—

Successful Prediction of Alcohol Contents through Smells of Liquors

—Combination of a Sensitive / Compact Sensor and Machine Learning Enables Quantification of Various Odor Information—

NIMS and Four Chemical Companies to Develop a Framework for Promoting Open Innovation

—Further Enhancing Polymer Material Performance by Addressing Issues Common to Chemical Companies, with NIMS Playing a Pivotal Role—

Magnesium Sheet Metal with Excellent Room Temperature Formability

—A New Light Weight Metal as Formable as Aluminum Sheet Metal with 1.5 Times Higher Strength, Potentially Suitable for Use in Reducing Vehicle Weight—

NII and NIMS Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Coordination and Cooperation

Promoting Open Science through Collaborative Data Platform Research and Development

Development of Logic Circuits with Diamond-Based Transistors

—A Step Forward in the Development of Diamond-Based Integrated Circuits Operational under Extreme Environments—

Development of Novel Electron Microscopy Techniques to Extract Obscured Information on Material Properties

—Technique Combines the Unconventional Use of Secondary Electrons as an Electron Probe with Astronomical Methods—

Novel Porous Rhodium Catalysts

—Technology for Precisely Designing Porous Particles May Lead to More Effective Use of Rare Metals—

Discovery of Nanosheets with the Highest Ever Hydroxyl Ion Conductivity

—Technology May Contribute to the Realization of Highly Efficient Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells—

Precision Control of Superconductivity in Atomic Layers Using Magnetic Molecules

—The Key Is the Manipulation of “Hidden Degrees of Freedom” in Molecules—

Development of Ultra-High Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries Using CNT Sheet Air Electrodes

—15 Times Greater Capacity Than Lithium-Ion Batteries, the New Battery May Enable Electric Vehicles to Drive as Far as Conventional Vehicles—

NIMS Issues New Data Sheets

—Three New Data Sheets Published, Including the Results of Metal Fatigue Tests Performed for 10 Billion Cycles—

O2 Adsorption on a Platinum Surface Is Greatly Influenced by Its Molecular Alignment Relative to the Surface

— Clarification of a Key Factor Determining the Rate of Catalytic Oxidation Reactions —

Activation of Catalytically Inert Material by Formation of Junction with Corrugated 2D Carbon Nitride

—Nanostructurization of Interfaces is the Key. This Strategy May Lead to Understanding of Complex Electrode Processes and Development of Highly Efficient Electrocatalysts—

Nerve Wrapping Nanofiber Mesh Promoting Regeneration

— Potential Application as a Sheet Product Capable of Treating Numbness and Pain in Hands and Feet —