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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

Photonic water shows nanosheets’ true colors

Aqueous suspensions of nanosheets that can be tuned to reflect over a wide range of wavelengths could lead to smarter optical filters and sensors

Single photon excites two atoms at once

Calculations reveal how one particle of light can excite two atoms simultaneously

Switched-on skyrmions

A lattice of magnetic vortices can be created or destroyed simply by applying an electric field

Feature Highlight

Imaging the birth of new brain cells

PET imaging of new neurons in the brain promises to advance our understanding and treatment of depression

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RIKEN People

Cooking chemical elements

Sarah Naimi, Research Scientist, Spin Isospin Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science

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Perspectives

Meeting our resident gut microbes

Researchers at RIKEN have advanced our understanding of the role of gut bacteria in health and disease.

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Special Feature

Nihonium takes its place at the table

Nihonium is the official name, and Nh the chemical symbol, for element 113, which was discovered by Kosuke Morita's group at the Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science.

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Impact

Breeding mutants

Tomoko Abe has bombarded thousands of plants with heavy ions to create unusual varieties

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RIKEN Places

Energizing photons to the max

The RIKEN SPring-8 Center hosts the most powerful synchrotron radiation facility in the world and an x-ray free-electron laser that is a billion times brighter

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