July 2, 2015

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal

The crystal structure

Scientists have used an artificially designed protein to create a nanocrystal—the smallest reported so far, made up of just 19 atoms—sandwiched between two of copies of the protein.

July 2, 2015

Evidence for stable room-temperature skyrmions

Magnetic skyrmions

Scientists have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for useful spintronics devices.

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June 26, 2015

Former President Ryoji Noyori named RIKEN Fellow

The award ceremony

President Matsumoto gave recognition to former President Noyori for the contributions he made to RIKEN during his tenure from 2003 to 2015.

June 18, 2015

Heart simulation awarded at computer graphic festival

heart simulation

A video explaining the structure and function of the heart based on simulations on the K computer has been awarded a prize at a leading computer graphics conference.

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RIKEN Research

Mapping limb development

Tissue analysis reveals spatial and temporal dynamics of chick limb formation

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