23 Jan 2020
Professor Julia Khusnutdinova (left) and Dr Ayumu Karimata (right) from the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit at OIST both helped develop the stress-detecting polymer.
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23 Jan 2020
The copper complexes developed vary in size due to carbon chains of increasing length, highlighted by dashed circles. The larger molecules are less flexible, which increases the intensity of the...
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23 Jan 2020
On the left are two films of the polymer, with the copper complexes incorporated as cross-linkers. On the right are two vials of the isolated copper complexes, which were developed by Pradyna Patil,...
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23 Jan 2020
The copper mechanophore links two polymer chains together. When the polymer is stretched (force = F), the mechanophore glows brighter.
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23 Jan 2020
The scientists used a CCD camera to directly visualize the changes in brightness as the polymer was stretched and released. The false color red represents high light intensity and the false color...
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16 Jan 2020
A topologist can’t tell the difference between a doughnut and a coffee mug – this is a well-worn joke in topology, a field of mathematics concerned with properties of geometric shapes which are...
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16 Jan 2020
Professor Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov poses in his office at OIST.
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16 Jan 2020
Researchers develop a luminescent polymer that can quickly and sensitively detect stress.
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15 Jan 2020
(Left: Flow in a pipe. At high velocities, the flow is turbulent, and at intermediate velocities, transitional. The transitional flow is a mix of eddying flows and laminar flows. The eddying flows...
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15 Jan 2020
(Left: da Vinci’s sketch of eddies in a turbulent pool. Right: schematic of the energy spectrum corresponding to the flow inside the marked region in da Vinci’s sketch.)
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14 Jan 2020
Over the last few decades, machine learning has revolutionized many sectors of society, with machines learning to drive cars, identify tumors and play chess – often surpassing their human...
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10 Jan 2020
The phase diagram reproduced by the machine. For comparison, the phase boundaries previously determined by the scientists without the machine have been drawn over the top.
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