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Okayama University Research: Innovative pendulum-dynamo for generating electricity from tidal energy
(Okayama, Japan, 24 June 2014) Research highlights in the June issue of the Okayama University e-Bulletin include innovative pendulum dynamo for converting tidal energy to electricity; models for breeding plants; unique insights into photosynthesis and Photosystem II; repairing DNA; and developing lition ion baterries with help from bacteria.
(Toyohashi, Japan, 25 June 2014) Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a simple, low-loss waveguide for Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) that is applicable to nanoscale photonic integrated circuits on silicon.
People with an interest in quantum technologies are invited to the launch of the first phase of the Quantum Technology Centre at Lancaster University.
KU Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) are investing in a new research and treatment centre for proton therapy. The venture is also being supported by Ghent University Hospital.
Focused ion-beam microscopy
Fibre preparation laboratory
Femtosecond laser spectroscopy
The Bruker EMX electron spin resonance spectrometer operates at X-band (9-10 GHz) and has an electromagnet capable of fields up to 1 T.
Clean room (CfAI)
Hitachi analytical SU-70 FEG SEMSchottky field emitter operating at 0.5 to 30 kVHight current (>150 nA) for analytical applicationsSecondary electron (SE) imaging:Lower SE detector: SE BSE electrons collected in the chamber provide images with enhanced topographic effects and good depth of field. High efficiency at long working distances.Upper SE detector: secondary ...
High intensity rotating anode diffractometer
Nikon confocal microscope - used for some biological applications, has also been modified for certain specific physics projects.Home built multiphoton (non-linear) microscope - incorporates adaptive optics for in depth imaging where the aberrations induced by the sample are removed using techniques originally developed for ground based astronomical telescopes.Optical tweezers built around a spatial light modulator for ...
Buehler specimen preparation equipment:SimpliMet 1000 mounting press for embedding samples in bakeliteDelta Abrasimet saw for bulk sectioning Isomet 5000 saw for precision sectioning of small and brittle materialsHandimet 2 Roll Grinder for coarse grinding of specimensMetaServ 3000 variable speed grinder-polisher (x3)