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spintronics

Switched On: A Breakthrough for Spintronics

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have discovered a switch to control the spin current, a mechanism needed for information processing with full spin-based...
intellectual disorder

New Advances in Understanding and Treating Intellectual Disorder

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have investigated an intellectual disorder (ATR-X) syndrome to reveal its cause, mechanism and a potential therapeutic strategy to...
2D metallic conductivity

Splitting Crystals for 2D Metallic Conductivity

Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for...
nanometer

Unprecedented Single-Digit-Nanometer Magnetic Tunnel Junction Demonstrated

A research group from Tohoku University made up of Professor Hideo Ohno, Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami, Associate Professor Hideo Sato, Assistant Professor Butsurin Jinnai,...
drug tests

Reshaping Drug Tests

Tohoku University researchers have improved on currently available methods for screening drugs for heart-related side effects. The method involves fabricating a tiny hole in a...
graphene

Stacking on the Graphene

Researchers in Japan have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material’s graphene is stacked differently...
canola oil

Maintaining Canola Oil Quality

Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavor...
optical fiber

Revealing Chirality of Light in Ultra-Thin Optical Fibers

A group of scientists led by Professor Mark Sadgrove at Tohoku University's Research Institute for Electrical Communications (RIEC) has revealed a fundamental aspect of...
robotvideo

Brittle Stars Inspire New Generation Robots Able to Adapt to Physical...

Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical...
memory storage

Controlling Spin for Memory Storage

Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them...
supersomputers, supercomputers, supercomputer, Virtual Machine, lung diseases, Circuit, database integration, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Piezoelectric Device, In-Memory Deduplication, wavelength, genomic medicine, machine learning technology, Quantum Computers

Fujitsu Receives Order for Supercomputer System from the Institute of Fluid...

Fujitsu today announced that it has received an order for "The Supercomputer System" from the Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University. The Supercomputer System...
glassy state

Understanding How Electrons Turn to Glass

Researchers at Tohoku University have gained new insight into the electronic processes that guide the transformation of liquids into a solid crystalline or glassy...
solar cells

Semitransparent and Flexible – Solar Cells Made from Atomically Thin Sheet

Researchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology...
construction robot

A Dual-arm Construction Robot with Remote-control Function

A group of Japanese researchers developed a new concept construction robot for disaster relief situations. This robot has a double swing dual arm mechanism...
superconductor

Toward the next Generation of Superconductors and Lithium-ion Batteries: Scanning the...

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, and the University of Tokyo have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface...
Electrocatalysts

Synthesis of Molecular Hydrogen: Novel Method Sets Benchmark for Platinum-free Electrocatalysts

Growing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to...
nanofabrication

Learning How to Fine-tune Nanofabrication

Daniel Packwood, at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Patrick Han at Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University and Taro...
liquid crystal

Super-Flexible Liquid Crystal Device for Bendable and Rollable Displays

Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a super flexible liquid crystal (LC) device, in which two ultra-thin plastic substrates are firmly bonded by polymer...
preeclampsia

Potential Treatment for Pregnant Women Who Suffer from Preeclampsia Found in...

Scientists in Japan and the US have found that vitamin B3 nicotinamide may help treat pregnant women who suffer from preeclampsia by preventing strokes...
glass

Supercomputer Simulation Reveals 2D Glass Can Go Infinitely Soft

Scientists in Japan have revealed that if a glassy solid possesses a planar (sheet-like) structure, it can exhibit enhanced thermal vibration motion due to...