Articles tagged with ‘National Institute for Materials Science’

Schematic view of a mesoporous polymer. Image: National Institute for Materials Science
3 July 2014
Japanese researchers have developed a method to clean oil-contaminated water at oil and natural gas development sites.   Large volumes of oil-contaminated water are generated at oil and natural gas development sites. Such sites need low-cost and efficient water treatment systems that...
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Image: Professor Ji-Hyun Jang
3 July 2014
Researchers are using the ancient art of blown sugar to produce three-dimensional graphene for supercapacitors. Graphene is a two-dimensional material made from a single layer of carbon atoms. Despite being very thin, graphene is extremely strong, lightweight, and excellent at conducting electricity,...
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Helicopter flies over Sendai       Credit: U.S. Navy photo
4 March 2014
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination. Radioactive leaks, such as at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, contaminate the local environment. Contamination...
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Self-assembly of derivatized fullerenes
1 August 2012
A one-minute introduction to Dr. Martin Hollamby, who does fundamental research on the behaviour of new molecules in liquids.
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Posted in Meet the Expert
26 July 2012
Researchers in Japan demonstrate a new protein binding approach for effectively promoting bone regeneration.
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12 July 2012
With supplies of fossil fuels rapidly dwindling, the pressure is on to develop renewable sources of energy. The sun is the primary energy source of all life in the planet, and many believe that solar power could be the ultimate carbon-neutral solution.
5 June 2012
Research at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan has provided a detailed insight into the mechanisms of heat generation in magnetic nanoparticles that could be used to kill cancerous cells.
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turbine jet engine
16 May 2012
A research group at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) has found out a reliable way to test the integrity of metal blades in jet engines.
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11 May 2012
Magnesium alloys can be a very light alternative to steel and aluminum in cars. Making cars lighter means making them more efficient. There is still a lot of research to be done on magnesium alloys to make them suitable for such purposes....
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