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Found 216 articles associated to the institution National Institute for Materials Science.
 
An abundant and inexpensive water-splitting photocatalyst with low toxicity
16-April-2014

Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science have discovered a new photocatalyst, Sn3O4, which facilitates the production of hydrogen fuel from water, using sunlight as an energy source.

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Colloidal silicon quantum dots: synthesis and luminescence tuning from the near-UV to the near-IR range
12-March-2014

In this review paper, Ghosh and Shirahata focus on high-quantum yield silicon nanoparticles. It summarizes the peculiarities of their emission, which depends on the preparation method and surface chemistry.

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Discovery of novel magnetism in the iridium compound CuIr2S4
12-March-2014

This is the first experimental evidence showing the importance of spin-orbit interactions that were previously overlooked in CuIr2S4. It opens up a new area of research with respect to spin-orbit interactions in transition metals.

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Recent advances in the controlled synthesis and functional applications of luminescent metal nanoclusters
6-March-2014

In a paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, researchers summarize recent advances in the controlled synthesis and application of luminescent metal nanoclusters, including potential uses in sensors, bioimaging, and energy harvesting and conversion.

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Success in Generating Skyrmion Molecules and Driving Them under Low Current Density
24-February-2014

RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, and NIMS succeeded for the first time in generating and visualizing electron spin vortex state "skyrmion molecules" with topological charge 2 within a thin film of "La1+2xSr2-2xMn2O7," a layered manganese oxide which is a ferromagnetic material with uniaxial anisotropy.

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