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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology: JAIST (北陸先端科学技術大学院大学, hokuriku sentan kagaku gijutsu daigakuin daigaku) is a postgraduate university in Japan, established in 1990. JAIST was established in the centre of Ishikawa Science Park (ISP). It is to the south of Kanazawa City. JAIST has programs of advanced research and development in science and technology. This university has several satellite campuses: Shinagawa Campus in Shinagawa, Tokyo (relocated from its earlier Tamachi Campus in Minato, Tokyo), open course in Information Technology and Management of Technology (MOT), and satellite lectures in Kanazawa City and Toyama City.

New Way to Simulate Hydrogen Storage Efficiency of Materials with High Accuracy

“Scientists develop new computational method that can simulate hydrogen storage on silicon carbide nanotubes much more accurately than conventional methods The development of hydrogen technology is invaluable to the future of clean energy, but its progress is hampered by the …

Building Blocks: New Evidence-Based System Predicts Element Combination Forming High Entropy Alloy

“New method overcomes the drawbacks typically associated with data-driven methods such as data bias and poor availability Building prediction models for high entropy alloys (HEAs) using material data is challenging, as datasets are often lacking or heavily biased. Now, researchers …

No Stone Unturned: An Extensive Search for Cation Substitution in Lithium-ion Batteries

“Scientists demonstrate an inexpensive computational technique to screen for atomic substitutions in lithium-ion batteries to boost their capacity Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) power all of modern-day electronic devices. However, with the shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric counterparts, there is a …

Proton’s Travel Route in Polymers Could Lead the Way to Clean Fuels

“Researchers explore proton transport in thin film polymers containing various concentrations of an organic acid group found in biomaterials Proton transfer is an essential process for energy conversion in biological systems, but the transfer mechanism is little understood. Now, in …

Hanging by a Thread: Imaging and Probing Chains of Single Atoms

“Scientists develop a method to visualize monoatomic chains and measure the strength and conductance of single-atom bonds Low-dimensional materials, such as 1D monoatomic chains, exhibit exotic properties that could find interesting applications. However, single-atom bonds and their mechanical characteristics are …

Pepsin-Degradable Plastics of BioNylons from Itaconic and Amino Acids

“Marine plastic waste problems have been more serious year by year. One of the worst issues is that creatures in ocean are going extinct by mistakenly swallowing them. Conventional biodegradable plastics are degradable in digestive enzymes, but their performances are …

New “Quantum” Approach Helps Solve an Old Problem in Materials Science

“Scientists develop a framework based on quantum calculations to solve a long-standing problem in materials science. Real-life optimization problems are often solved using techniques that borrow concepts from quantum mechanics. In a new study, scientists from Japan apply and compare …

Built to Last: New Copolymer Binder to Extend the Life of Lithium Ion Batteries

“Scientists develop a novel binder material that protects the graphite anode of Li-ion batteries from degradation even after 1700 cycles The capacity of lithium-ion batteries decreases over time partly due to the degradation of the binder that protects the graphite …

Packing More Juice in Lithium-Ion Batteries Through Silicon Anodes and Polymeric Coatings

“Scientists investigate how a self-repairing polymer can vastly improve the durability of a promising anode material for high-capacity batteries Although silicon anodes could greatly boost the capacity of Li-ion batteries, their performance rapidly degrades with use. Polymeric coatings can help …

Fine tuned: adjusting the composition and properties of semiconducting 2D alloys

“Scientists experimentally realize 2D Si-Ge alloys with tunable electronic properties, getting us closer to a breakthrough in modern electronics Semiconducting 2D alloys could be key to overcoming the technical limitations of modern electronics. Although 2D Si-Ge alloys would have interesting …

A new graphene-based nanoscale sensor enables detection of a single carbon dioxide molecule - Breakthrough for future environmental sensing technology

“A research group at School of Materials Science / Energy and Environment division at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST, President Testuo Asano), succeeded to detect a single CO2 molecule electronically by using a newly developed nano-scale sensor device …

The highest heat-resistant plastic ever is developed from biomass

“The use of biomass-derived plastics is one of the prime concerns to establish a sustainable society, which is incorporated as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the use of most of the biomass-derived plastics is limited due to their …