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Tohoku University (Tōhoku daigaku), abbreviated to Tohokudai, located in Sendai, Miyagi in the Tōhoku Region, Japan, is a Japanese national university. It was the third Imperial University in Japan and is one of the National Seven Universities. It is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, and one of the top fifty universities in the world.

Photonic crystals bend light as though it were under the influence of gravity

“A collaborative group of researchers has manipulated the behavior of light as if it were under the influence of gravity. The findings, which were published in the journal Physical Review A on September 28, 2023, have far-reaching implications for the …

Unveiling the Anomalous Dynamics of Non-collinear Antiferromagnets

“Researchers at Tohoku University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a representative effect of the anomalous dynamics at play when an electric current is applied to a new class of magnetic materials called non-collinear antiferromagnets. Their findings were …

Combining Twistronics with Spintronics Could Be the Next Giant Leap in Quantum Electronics

“Twistronics isn’t a new dance move, exercise equipment, or new music fad. No, it’s much cooler than any of that. It is an exciting new development in quantum physics and material science where van der Waals materials are …

Researchers Develop Calcium Rechargeable Battery with Long Cycle Life

“A research group has developed a prototype calcium (Ca) metal rechargeable battery capable of 500 cycles of repeated charge-discharge — the benchmark for practical use. The breakthrough was reported in the journal Advanced Science on May 19, 2023. With the use …

Can Plasma Instability In Fact Be the Savior for Magnetic Nozzle Plasma Thrusters

“A research group has demonstrated that spontaneously excited plasma waves may be the solution to a long-associated problem with magnetic nozzle plasma thrusters, turning conventional thinking on its head. Details of their research were published in the journal Scientific Reports …

Improving the Performance of Electrodeless Plasma Thrusters for Space Propulsion

“A Tohoku University researcher has increased the performance of a high-power electrodeless plasma thruster, moving us one step closer to deeper explorations into space. Innovations in terrestrial transportation technologies, such as cars, trains, and aircraft, have driven historical technologies and …

Rare Earth Elements Synthesis Confirmed in Neutron Star Mergers

“A group of researchers has, for the first time, identified rare earth elements produced by neutron star mergers. Details of this milestone were published in The Astrophysical Journal on October 26, 2022. When two neutron stars spiral inwards and merge …

Computationally Predicting Where the Wear Will Occur in Engines

“A research group has created an analysis method to predict wear and seizure locations in the sliding parts of engine piston pins. The breakthrough will help limit wear and tear on transportation and industrial machinery components and make them more …

Exploring the Plasma Loading Mechanism of Radio Jets Launched from Black Holes

“Galaxies, including our Milky Way, host supermassive black holes in their centers, and their masses are millions to billions of times larger than the Sun. Some supermassive black holes launch fast-moving plasma outflows which emit strong radio signals, known as …

Researchers Unlock Potential Means to Reduce Lithium-Ion Batteries Reliance on Rare Metals

“A research group, utilizing inexpensive elements, has demonstrated the feasibility of synthesizing electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). If explored further, this method could reduce industrial reliance on rare metals such as cobalt and nickel. Details of their results were …