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[Oct.2012] Authorized as the private reserch organization by JSPS

NEWS
°°OCT. 29-30, Two Students from Shiota Secondary School in Ueda Took On-the-Job Training in NCRI
°°Hideki Shimizu and Noriyuki Shimizu, both 2nd-year students, spent two full days in NCRI to receive training for scientific work. They successfully endured lectures of nanotechnology, studied nanodiamond aggregates by advanced optical microscope, and measured particle-size distribution of dispersed particles. They won the right to receive the training by beating the five other science-aspirants through janken fights (scissors-paper-rock).

Two promising young scholars°ń

Oct. 31, JSPS Approved Us.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) authorized NanoCarbon Research Institute as one of the private research organizations entitled to apply competitive funding for international programs of exchanging researchers. This approval enables us to invite Professors and younger researchers from abroad to stay and perform cooperative research with us on governmental grants. Programs include predoctoral studies and postdoctoral training. Interested? Contact office@nano-carbon.jp for further information.



NCRI R&D ACTIVITIES

°¶Two research papers printed:
*°»Microstructures and photovoltaic properties of C60 based solar cells with copper oxides, CuInS2, phthalocyanines, porphyrin, PVK, nanodiamond, germanium and exciton diffusion blocking layers,°… Oku, T.; Takeda, A.; Nagata, A. Kidowaki, H.; Kamada, K.; Fujimoto, K.; Suzuki, A.; Akiyama, T.; Yamasaki, Y.; Ōsawa, E. Mater. Technol. 2013, 28 [1,2], 21-39.

*°»Looking back the most beautiful molecule C60 after quarter century of discovery,°… Ōsawa, E. Bull. Nat. Acad. Sci. Ukr. 2012, No. 9, 28-39.



°¶One Japanese patent applied:
*°»Composite Lubricants for Ski, Snowboards, Skates and Related Tools for Sliding on Ice and Snow, and the Methods of their Preparation,°… Ito, N.; Ōsawa, E.; Yoshida, M.; Takeuchi, N.; Hotta, S.; Nakagami, F. Date of Application: October 28, 2012. Application Number: 2012-237350. Priority Claimed to Application Number: 2011-254397.



Public lecture off office
*°»Production and Properties of Detonation Nanodiamond,°… Sasaki, S., October 19, afternoon, Autumn Meeting of New Diamond Forum, Centennial Memorial Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology.



Committee meeting off office
°ŲOrganizing Committee of MRS Joint Symposium with Enlarged Membership (Head of committee: Prof. Hiroshi Ishihara), October 22, Office of Applied Physics Society, Yushima, Tokyo (Dr. K. Matsumoto represented NCRI).