11 Dec 2017
The sample is suspended in water vapor, which is pumped into the portion of the tube surrounding the sample and rapidly pumped out again.
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11 Dec 2017
Even in dense water vapor, the presence of “rings” and “spots” shows detail in the gold on an atomic scale.
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11 Dec 2017
Scientists imaged gold nanocrystals (shown here in false-color) using a 300kV electron beam, through 1.3kPa of water vapor.
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11 Dec 2017
The inside of an electron microscope, which requires vacuum levels similar to those encountered in outer space, can be an extremely inhospitable place for organic materials. Traditionally, life...
Type: News Article
20 Sep 2017
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
20 Sep 2017
From left to right: Kenichiro Soga, Hideki Takebe, Jun Fujita, Katsutoshi Shirasawa, Professor Shintake. A WEC turbine is being held by Dr. Takebe on the left and a model of the Sea Horse turbine is...
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20 Sep 2017
The blades of this five-blade turbine are made of a soft material and they rotate on their axis when influenced by ocean waves—the diameter of the turbine is about 0.7 meters. The axis is attached to...
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20 Sep 2017
Coral reefs are another type of location with strong breaking waves. Water moving from the deep sea over a shallow reef creates fast jet flows of water. Arrays of small WECs will harness electricity...
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20 Sep 2017
One prime location to place turbines is in front of tetrapods at the shoreline. At this location, the turbines transform the energy from incoming waves into usable electricity—this in turn dissipates...
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9 Jun 2017
Developing new scientific devices pushing the limits of what we can observe and measure does not occur overnight. There are typically baby steps involved, small and continuous improvements to counter...
Type: News Article
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