Press Releases

Oct. 11, 2016

“New superconducting state leads to new questions”

Kyoto University reports the first real example of 'nematic superconductivity'.

From high-speed trains to high-resolution images of the brain, scientists have found a wide range of applications for superconductivity. Superconductivity is a state where a material loses electrical resistance, allowing for the construction of electrical systems that are smaller and don't waste energy to heat.

The lack of resistance in superconducting materials occurs when electrons form pairs, involving a phenomenon known as 'spontaneous symmetry breaking'. According to Shingo Yonezawa of Kyoto University, "What kind of symmetry is broken when a material enters its superconducting state is a central topic in the field."

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Jul. 8, 2015

“Multi-scale interactions in fusion plasma turbulence
- New discovery by using the supercomputer K - ”

A research group led by Assistant Professor Shinya Maeyama and Professor Tomohiko Watanabe from the Department of Physics (Dean: Kunihiro Matsumoto), Nagoya University, Principal Researcher Yasuhiro Idomura from Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), and Assistant Professor Akihiro Ishizawa from National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) discovered the mechanism of multi-scale interactions in fusion plasma turbulence by means of the supercomputer K.

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Nov. 21, 2008

“CCSE of JAEA was nominated as a finalist in the SC07/SC08 analytics challenge for two successive years 2007 and 2008”

Austin (November 20, 2008, USA) -- CCSE of JAEA was nominated as a finalist for two successive years in HPC Analytics Challenge held in the international conference SC08 (International conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) in honor of their innovative technique for large scale data analysis.

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Aug. 8, 2008

“Accomplishment of remote fusion experiment in high network security
- A great advance towards remote experiment in ITER - ”

JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency) [President Yuichi Tonozuka] has demonstrated experiment in the large tokamak device JT-60 from Kyoto University with a newly developed system for remote experiment with high network security. This is the first demonstration that researchers in remote places can perform the experiment in a large fusion experimental device in similar environment to that for on-site researchers. It is also a great advance towards remote experiment in ITER.

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