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Terahertz Spectroscopy

Terahertz Spectroscopy Enters the Single-Molecule Regime

The interaction of light with matter is the basis of spectroscopy, a set of techniques lying at the heart of physics and chemistry. From...
oxygen sensor

Genetically Encoded Sensor Tracks Changes in Oxygen Levels with Very High...

Oxygen is a major player in the biochemical processes that make life on earth possible. Being able to rapidly and accurately measure oxygen levels...
molecular wires

All Wired Up: New Molecular Wires for Single-Molecule Electronic Devices

Since their conception, researchers have tried to shrink electronic devices to unprecedented sizes, even to the point of fabricating them from a few molecules....
batteries

Expanding the Limits of Li-Ion Batteries: Electrodes for All-Solid-State Batteries

Many consumers are familiar with rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which have developed over the last few decades, and are now common in all sorts...
topological spintronics

A Colossal Breakthrough for Topological Spintronics

Scientists have developed the world's best-performing pure spin current source1 made of bismuth–antimony (BiSb) alloys, which they report as the best candidate for the first industrial...
perovskite catalyst

Barium Ruthenate: A High-Yield, Easy-To-Handle Perovskite Catalyst for the Oxidation of...

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst1 that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does...
quantum technology

Tokyo Tech and QST Partner to Develop Quantum Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) entered into a comprehensive collaboration agreement on...
Nitride Semiconductor

High Performance Nitride Semiconductor for Environmentally Friendly Photovoltaics

A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing...
ruthenium nanoparticles

A Ruthenium-Based Catalyst with Highly Active, Flat Surfaces Outperforms Metal-Based Competitors

A study led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has shown that nanoscale changes in surface structure can vastly improve the...
Life Beyond Earth

Scientists Develop New Strategies to Discover Life Beyond Earth

Scientists now think we may be able to detect signs of life on planets beyond our solar system in the next few decades, but...
flexible terahertz imagers

Scientists Fine-Tune Carbon Nanotubes for Flexible, Fingertip-Wearable Terahertz Imagers

Researchers at Tokyo Tech have developed flexible terahertz imagers based on chemically "tunable" carbon nanotube materials. The findings expand the scope of terahertz applications...
quantum memory

A Step Towards Quantum Memory

Ultrashort Light-pulse-induced vibrations of atoms in a lattice, called optical coherent phonons, have been controlled in various materials. However, different experiments demonstrating such control...
steroid antibiotics

Artificial Biosynthesis Yields Superior Steroid Antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Tokyo discovered that they had obtained supernatural analogs of steroid antibiotics from a system they constructed for the microbial...
wireless transmission

Ultra High-Speed IC Capable of Wireless Transmission of 100 Gigabits per...

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president & CEO: Hiroo Unoura), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech; head office:...
28-GHz Transceiver

New 28-GHz Transceiver Paves the Way for Future 5G Devices

Scientists at Tokyo Tech have designed and fabricated a tiny, but incredibly fast, reliable, and accurate 28-GHz transceiver meant for stable high-speed 5G communications....
eukaryotic transcription

Scientists Reveal How Eukaryotic Transcription Systems Gained Complexity

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have revealed for the first time the mechanism by which the system that initiates transcription...
spin Esaki diode

Scientists Create New Functionality in a Spin Esaki Diode

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully fabricated a spin Esaki diode composed of an n-type ferromagnetic...
cell proliferation

Study Reveals Phosphorous-Containing Lipid in Membrane Activates Cell Proliferation

Researchers at the University of Tokyo revealed that a phosphorous-containting lipid in the membrane plays a critical role in activating a protein involved in...
rice

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious as CO2 Levels Rise

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an international research team that analyzed rice samples from...
organic molecular nanowires

Beyond the Limits of Conventional Electronics: Stable Organic Molecular Nanowires

The traditional methods and materials used for the fabrication of modern integrated circuits are close to reaching (or have probably already reached) their ultimate...