Advanced Materials Science

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences 2017 2017:03:30:11:49:58
The recipients of the Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement (Master course 12 students, Doctoral course 12 students) GSFS 2017 were announced. The awards were initiated in 2006 for the purpose of recognizing students and groups for outstanding achievement in academic learning, international exchange, and regional contribution. A ceremony was held on Wednesday March 15, and Dean Takashi Mino awarded plaques to the recipients.
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Mysterious increased transition temperature of iron selenide superconductor under high pressure 2016:08:02:15:17:33
Hidden relationship between magnetism and superconductivity unveiledResearchers at the University of Tokyo have shown that the mysterious fourfold increase observed in the superconducting transition temperature, or the temperature at which superconductivity emerges, of iron selen...
August 2, 2016
Discovery may point to new source of superconductivity 2016:07:15:11:15:03
Non-magnetic electronic state and its singularity discovered in iron-based superconductorsA research team, including members from the University of Tokyo, systematically substituted one atom for another in an iron-based superconductor and discovered a new critical point (singular...
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Discovery of nanoscale dynamics in supersaturation ion networks 2015:12:28:11:27:24
A joint University of Tokyo and Osaka University group used diffracted X-ray tracking to demonstrate that a supersaturated solution, a precursor state to crystal formation, contains local ion networks that show both exited Brownian Motion and extremely small force fields on the femto-Newton scale.
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Visualizing the bonding properties of liquid boron 2015:05:01:18:03:54
Boron (B) belongs to the group of element situated between metals and insulators in the periodic table. Though the balance between metallic and insulating tendencies could be altered via pressure and temperatures, the question of whether liquid B is metal or not remains controversial and unsolved. We have carried out high resolution Compton scattering measurements on solid and liquid B and interpreted the results in terms of CPMD simulations, and then conclude that semiconducting properties dominates the physical properties of liquid B.
May 1, 2015
Antigen complex single molecule observation with X-rays 2015:02:06:16:59:38
A research group led by Professor Yuji C. Sasaki at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and Associate Professor Haruo Kozono at the Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, successfully observed the three-dimensional (3D) dynamic single-molecule internal motions of a peptide bound to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) for the first time. MHC is an important protein that controls acquired immune response, presenting pathogens that invade the body to immune cells. The group used the SPring-8 BL40XU beamline to discover how MHC binds to pathogen proteins (antigen peptides) and activates the immune system by observing the internal dynamics of single molecules.
February 6, 2015
Key to origin of iron-based superconductors observed 2014:12:12:14:56:27
Unique change of the number of superconducting electrons by electron irradiation The research team of Assistant Professor Yuta Mizukami and Professor Takasada Shibauchi in the Department of Advanced Materials Science at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences...
December 12, 2014
Successful Biaxial Time-Sharing Mapping of Intramolecular Motion in Single Protein Molecules 2013:11:12:15:45:25
- Diffracted X-ray tracking (DXT) enables monitoring of complicated tilting and twisting motions of single protein molecules – The University of Tokyo Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) Osaka University Key findings  This research group succeeded in ...
November 12, 2013
Intramolecular Motions of Chaperonin Play Important Role in Protein Repair 2013:09:06:13:13:37
Amazing biomolecular mechanism similar to domino effect A research group led by Prof. Yuji Sasaki (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo), Hiroshi Sekiguchi (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute), and Prof. Masafumi Yohda (The Tokyo University...
September 6, 2013
Control of terahertz light by spin - A principle of new electromagnetic optical devic- 2012:08:29:17:31:37
In the terahertz frequency range, it is difficult to achieve the control of both light-polarization and intensity by external forces. This difficulty prevents the practical application of future terahertz devices. Here the research team, led by Professor Yoshinori Tokura, demons...
August 29, 2012
Practical Use of Topological Supramolecule 2009:11:16:16:14:56
Topological supramolecule such as rotaxane and catenane, which has mechanically interlocked molecular system, is one of the most intensive research areas in chemistry from interests of molecular switch and motor. The University of Tokyo, Advanced Softmaterials Inc. and Nissan Mo...
November 16, 2009
Anomalous orbital motion of electrons in an iridium oxide discovered by synchrotron x-ray 2009:03:06:16:26:53
Electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom act like waves, rather than particles. Recently, Professor Hidenori Takagi and Dr. B.J.Kim of the department of Advanced Materials, University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Dr. T. Arima and H. Ohsumi of RIKEN, hit on the idea of using ...
March 6, 2009