21 May 2018
An acantharian host and its symbiotic algae, shown in red, as seen under the fluorescent confocal microscope.
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21 May 2018
Margaret Brisbin, a PhD student in the Marine Biophysics Unit at OIST, holds a conical flask containing plankton.
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21 May 2018
Acantharians and their symbiotic algae are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but under the microscope their beautiful shapes and structures are revealed. In the top two photos, the red...
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21 May 2018
Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is caused by thousands of microscopic organisms living at the sea...
Type: News Article
27 Apr 2018
Electron microscopy image of perovskite solar cells, showing the different layers.
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27 Apr 2018
Dr. Longbin Qiu (left) and Dr. Zonghao Liu (right), both post-doctoral researchers from the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit, hold solar cells made from their new perovskite material.
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27 Apr 2018
The all-inorganic perovskite solar cells are built in several layers. The bottom layer is glass, which is several millimeters thick. The second layer is a transparent conductive material called FTO....
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27 Apr 2018
Perovskite solar cells have not yet been produced on a commercial scale. Currently, the OIST Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit’s new perovskite solar cells are small enough for Dr. Liu to...
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27 Apr 2018
Harnessing energy from the sun, which emits immensely powerful energy from the center of the solar system, is one of the key targets for achieving a sustainable energy supply. Light energy can be...
Type: News Article
23 Apr 2018
Taking inspiration from the biological building methods used in cells and the extracellular membrane, the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit, led...
Type: Media Links
18 Apr 2018
The fibrous molecular scaffold supports the molecular bricks, allowing the molecular structures to grow nine times taller than is possible without the scaffold.
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18 Apr 2018
Technicians from OIST’s Imaging Section and PhD students from the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit who contributed to the study. From left to right: Toshio Sasaki, Sachie Yukawa, Shijin Zhang and Kun'...
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