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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.

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Ion Conducting Polymer Crucial to Improving Neuromorphic Devices

“”Neuromorphic” refers to mimicking the behavior of brain neural cells. When one speaks of neuromorphic computers, they are talking about making computers think and process more like human brains-operating at high-speed with low energy consumption. Despite a growing interest in …

Probing Semiconductor Crystals with a Sphere of Light

“Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach, published in the journal Applied Physics Express, improves on current photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques and could lead …

New algorithm optimizes quantum computing problem-solving

“A Canadian quantum computer can solve complex problems more efficiently with an algorithm developed in Japan. Tohoku University researchers have developed an algorithm that enhances the ability of a Canadian-designed quantum computer to more efficiently find the best solution for …

Copper-Based Alternative for Next-Generation Electronics

“Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver. The new medium, made of copper nanoparticles (very small copper-based structures) has promising …

Development of nonvolatile spintronics-based 50W microcontroller unit operating at 200MHz

“Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a nonvolatile microcontroller unit (MCU) which achieves both high performance and ultra-low power by utilizing spintronics-based VLSI design technology. The demand for low-power, high-performance microcontroller units (MCUs) has been increasing for …

Understanding high efficiency of deep ultraviolet LEDs

“Steps that form during LED fabrication improve their efficiency by creating tiny paths of electric current. Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (DUV-LEDs) made from aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) efficiently transfer electrical energy to optical energy due to the growth of …

New materials for high-voltage supercapacitors

“The new material has an energy density 2.7 times higher than conventional materials A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials. Their research …

Researchers develop 128Mb STT-MRAM with world’s fastest write speed for embedded memory

“A research team, led by Professor Tetsuo Endoh at Tohoku University, has successfully developed 128Mb-density STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) with a write speed of 14 ns for use in embedded memory applications, such as cache in …

No Assembly Required: Self-assembling Silicone-based Polymers

“Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, RIKEN and Tohoku University have developed a silicone polymer chain that can self-assemble into a 3D periodic structure. They achieved this by using their recently reported self-assembling triptycene molecules to modify the ends of …

Terahertz wave activates filamentation of actin

“A novel possibility of manipulating cellular functions A team of researchers have discovered that terahertz (THz) wave irradiation activates the filamentation of actin protein. Drs. Shota Yamazaki and Masahiko Harata (Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University); Dr. Yuichi Ogawa …