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Through RIKEN Research, our quarterly magazine and website, we present the best of research from RIKEN to the international community. Our research is shown in an accessible, easy-to-read format, providing regular insights into the people, facilities and programs that make up RIKEN. The core component of RIKEN Research are short, easy-to-understand Research Highlight articles explaining for a broad scientific audience some of the latest research articles published by RIKEN researchers.

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Recent Research Highlights

Lining up for molecular memory devices

Self-arranging molecules produce ordered arrays that could form the basis for efficient optoelectronic memory devices

Perfect propeller proteins designed by computer

The computationally assisted synthesis of a symmetrical propeller protein that retraces protein evolution could also be used to develop new protein structures for biotechnology applications

Making iron transparent in the quest for shorter x-ray pulses

An intense x-ray beam can make iron foil transparent for just an instant, allowing ultrashort x-ray pulses to pass through

Feature Highlight

Breaking bonds in benzene

An easy method for rearranging the carbon–carbon bonds in aromatic molecules at low temperature could open up new possibilities in synthetic organic chemistry

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RIKEN People

Probing the surface

Yousoo Kim, Associate Chief Scientist, Surface and Interface Science Laboratory

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Perspectives

Banking on biological tools for research innovation

Repositories of biological materials and information such as the RIKEN BioResource Center help ensure that research in the life sciences addresses emerging societal challenges in health, agriculture and conservation.

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RIKEN Places

Building neural connections

The RIKEN Brain Science Institute has the infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research on the identification and manipulation of the neural circuits underpinning behavior

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