Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit (Tsumoru Shintake)
16 Mar 2020 - 17:39
Visualizing the structure of viruses, proteins and other small biomolecules can help scientists gain deeper insights into how these molecules function, potentially leading to new treatments for...
Type: News Article
16 Mar 2020 - 17:28
Crystalline ice forms when atmospheric water vapor cools and crystallizes upon contact with the supercooled sample. The researchers therefore must carry out the preparation procedure in a glovebox...
16 Mar 2020 - 17:25
Image a shows the known structure of the bacteriophage T4 virus. Image b shows the recorded hologram. Image c and d are reconstructions that show the contrast from amplitude and phase respectively.
16 Mar 2020 - 16:46
In holographic imaging mode, the electron beam encompasses the whole sample, forming a reference wave and an object wave. These waves then interfere with each other to form a hologram, which is...
16 Mar 2020 - 16:43
The two conventional modes of a scanning electron microscope (SEM and STEM; left and center) were unable to generate images of the biomolecules. However, holographic imaging mode (right), can be used...
16 Mar 2020 - 16:21
Researchers from the QWM Unit, Dr. Hidehito Adaniya (left) and Dr. Martin Cheung (right) showcase the new cryo-electron microscope.
13 Feb 2020 - 11:19
Meet Prof. Tsumoru Shintake, as he harnesses the power of Okinawa's ocean waves to create a solution for sustainable power.
23 Jul 2019 - 07:50
Energy from ocean waves could fulfill the world’s electricity needs — if that energy is properly harnessed. A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
Type: News Article
23 Jul 2019 - 07:45
Developed by the OIST Wave Energy Project, the Wave Energy Converter transforms wave power into reliable electricity.
22 Jul 2019 - 11:01
After being delivered by speedboat, the wave energy turbine is bolted into limestone coral.
22 Jul 2019 - 11:00
The turbine, waveguide, and supporting concrete block are dragged around the coast by speedboat. The team next had to wait for low tide so that the unit could land on the seabed.
22 Jul 2019 - 10:58
Professor Shintake looks out to sea, on his way to install a new wave energy turbine in Onna, Okinawa.