5 Jun 2020 - 00:00
When we think of wrinkles, we usually envision the lines etched into our skin, for some an unwelcome reality and for others a proud sign of a life well-lived. In material science, wrinkles can also...
Type: News Article
10 Sep 2019 - 11:45
  Devices smaller than the width of a human hair are key to technologies for drug delivery, semiconductors, and fuel production. But current methods for fabricating these micro- and...
Type: News Article
22 Jan 2019 - 13:55
This technology is available for licensing. For details, see the non-confidential disclosure...
Type: News Article
6 Jun 2018 - 09:07
What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Now, a collaborative study with scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
23 Feb 2018 - 14:35
A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen’s desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to...
Type: News Article
20 Sep 2017 - 11:46
Professor Tsumoru Shintake at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) yearns for a clean future, one that is affordable and powered by sustainable energy....
Type: News Article
4 Aug 2017 - 10:59
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses a different combination of atoms but keep the...
Type: News Article
19 May 2017 - 15:32
Traditional chemistry is immensely powerful when it comes to producing very diverse and very complex microscopic chemical molecules. But one thing out of reach is the synthesis of large structures up...
Type: News Article
24 Apr 2017 - 15:09
An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips”, not related to the electronic ones found in computers, are small devices in which...
Type: News Article
17 Apr 2017 - 14:51
The polymer material is stretched with an increasing force resulting in a corresponding brighter emission of light from the mechanophore (here under UV light and with false colors). The graph shows...
Type: Video
11 Oct 2016 - 00:00
Ever since J.J. Thompson’s 1897 discovery of the electron, scientists have attempted to describe the subatomic particle’s motion using a variety of different means. Electrons are far too small and...
Type: Press release
4 Oct 2016 - 17:11
With the high environmental cost of conventional energy sources and the finite supply of fossil fuels, the importance of renewable energy sources has become much more apparent in recent years....
Type: News Article
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