2018 Update


Identifying the Origin of Macroscopic Friction between Clay Mineral Surfaces

—Friction Explained in Terms of Interatomic Electrostatic Force May Facilitate Understanding of Fault Movement Mechanisms—

Estimation of Technology Level Required for Low-Cost Renewable Hydrogen Production

—First Demonstration of Economic Feasibility of BatteryAssistance for Hydrogen Production from Intermittent Renewable Power Generation—

Discovery of Topological LC Circuits Transporting EM Waves without Backscattering

— Honeycomb structure is the key, may open a new door towards miniaturization of microwave devices, including mobile phones—

Development of MEMS Sensor Chip Equipped with Ultra-high Quality Diamond Cantilevers

—Progress in the Development of Highly Reliable and Sensitive Diamond MEMS Sensors—

World's first success in analyzing 3D neutron polarization under high pressure

—Completely Nonmagnetic High-Pressure Cell Enables Determination of Spin Arrangements under High Pressure—

Interfacial Electronic State Improving Hydrogen Storage Capacity in Pd-MOF Materials

—Discovery that the transfer of a charge equivalent to 0.4 electrons contributes to doubled hydrogen storage may expedite the development of new hybrid materials—

AI Capable of Outlining in a Single Chart Information from Thousands of Scientific Papers

—Computer-Aided Material Design System Expedites Material Design by Automatically Extracting Process-Structure-Property Relationships—

Invention of Ionic Decision-maker Capable of Self-Learning

—The Technology, Applicable to the Development of Novel AI Systems, Substitutes Ionic/Molecular Concentrations for Computer Processors and Memory—

Microscopic Oxygen Reduction Mechanism of Carbon Electrocatalysts with Addition of Trace Nitrogen

—Step toward Understanding the Microscopic Mechanisms of Oxygen Activation by Non-Platinum Group Electrocatalysts—

(Retracted) Superconducting Solder Joint for Rare Earth Oxide Superconducting Wires

—The New Technique May Expedite the Development of Powerful Electromagnets Operated in Persistent Current Mode—

NIMS Inorganic Material Database “AtomWork-Adv” Made Available to the Public (Fee-Based Service)

—Data Download and Search Capabilities to Facilitate Data-Driven Materials Development—

Observation of the anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect: Temperature of Magnetic Materials Can be Manipulated through Simple Redirection of Charge Current

—Novel Heating/Cooling Function Demonstrated Using a Single Magnetic Material without Junction Structure—

Observation of Topological Valley Currents

—Observation Using a Graphene Superlattice Device with High Carrier Mobility May Advance the Development of Quantum Electronics—

Successfully Confirmed the Highly Stable Cycling Performance of Nanoporous, Amorphous Silicon Anodes for All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries

—The Confirmation is a Scientific Breakthrough that may Contribute to Dramatic Prolongation of the Cruising Distance of Electric Vehicles on a Single Charge—

Discovery of Decoupling Phenomena in a Quantum Spin Liquid

—Spins Isolated from a Lattice at Extremely Low Temperatures and in Strong Magnetic Fields—

NIMS Issues New Data Sheets

—Six New Data Sheets Released, including Creep Strength Properties of Heat-Resistant Steels Subjected to Constant Load for over 100,000 Hours—

Iron-Corroding Bacteria Shown to Possess Enzymes Enabling Them to Extract Electrons from Extracellular Solids

—Discovery May Facilitate the Development of Environmental-Friendly Anti-biocorrosion Measures, Such as Enzyme-Targeted Chemicals—

NIST and NIMS Sign a Letter of Intent of Understanding on Research Exchange

—Collaboration Will Promote Materials Development Globally by Facilitating Efficient Data Utilization—

Determining the Electronic State of a 1111-Type Compound, a Parent Compound of Iron-Based Superconductors

—Our findings, including the Existence of Dirac Electrons, May Facilitate Investigation of the Origins of Superconductivity in Iron-Based Materials and Development of Novel Devices—