Nanoparticles by Design
I²: Innovation Square Startup Incubator
Welcome to I²: the Innovation Square Startup Incubator at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). I² is a facility where entrepreneurs from across the planet can come to come together to bring their ideas to market. With sophisticated laboratory facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and the knowledge of some of the world’s best scientists, OIST is the ideal location to develop your ideas to fruition. Coming together with established companies and experienced investors, I² can turn science into success! Learn more and apply to the Innovation Square Incubator
To Buckle or Not to Buckle
Testing the stability of cylindrical tube made from 15,360 hexagonally packed magnetic balls (192 rings, each made up of 80 balls). A high-speed camera recording reveals crumpling at the base of the cylindrical tube, reminiscent of paper-like crumpling, when it loses stability from shaking.
The mechanophore glows more intensely as the stretching increases.
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 the intensity of the emitted light following punctual increases in the stretching force applied to the polymer.