4 Mar 2016
Quantum tunnelling allows a change in the protons’ configuration. Hydrogen protons (white sphere) can hop, so that long (hydrogen) and short (covalent) bonds between hydrogen and oxygen are...
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4 Mar 2016
OIST scientists found a theoretical explanation of the proton pattern found in neutron scattering or X-rays experiments. The pinch points (indicated in with black circles) reveal that protons are...
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4 Mar 2016
Most common crystal structure of water ice. Oxygen (red sphere) are located in a hexagonal configuration, similar to a honey comb. Each oxygen ion is bound to neighboring protons (white sphere,...
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11 Nov 2015
Today one of the major goals of physicists is to unify the forces of nature into a Grand Unified Theory that could portray a more elegant and comprehensive representation of the Universe. One...
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29 May 2013
Two recent events at the University underlined OIST’s ambition to spread scientific ideas and concepts to the population of Okinawa and all staff at the University.  On Saturday 25 May, 350...
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22 Oct 2012
Have you ever wondered if our universe is just a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos? While it might be impossible for scientists to discover the truth behind this daydream, the Theory of Quantum...
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Tetrahedral Lattice of Spin Ice
22 Oct 2012
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11 May 2012
(From left) Professors Thomas Busch, Síle Nic Chormaic, and Nic Shannon Quantum@...
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