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 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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July 7, 2015

Delegation from Russia visits Yokohama Campus

On June 29, a delegation from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan visited RIKEN’s Yokohama Campus to see some of the facilities and have discussions.

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.

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RIKEN Research

A surprisingly simple magnetic flip

A simple technique makes it possible to control the spin directions of ‘magnetic twins’ hiding inside metallic crystals

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