• collaboration 2016.Jan.27
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: IOVWST (International Ocean Vector Wind Science Team) 2016 Meeting May 17-19, 2016 Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2016.Jan.27
    Press Release: Jan. 25, 2016 / Water spin isomers hide their origin / Tetsuya HAMA
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    Press Release: Jan. 21, 2016 / The Water Layer that Wets an Ice Surface does not Flow as Easily as Ordinary Water / Ken-ichiro MURATA
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    Press Release: Sep. 07, 2015 / Large-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Water Nucleation - Success in Reproducing Laboratory Low Nucleation Rates / Kyoko TANAKA, Hidekazu TANAKA
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    Press Release: Jul. 06, 2015 / Formation Route of First Chiral Amino Acid in the Universe Clarified / Yasuhiro OBA, Naoki WATANABE
  • research 2016.Jan.27
    Press Release: Jun. 12, 2015 / Discovery of Diamonds Formed in the Earth's Crust / Akira KOUCHI
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    Press Release: Oct. 06, 2015 / First Observation of Tunneling Diffusion of Hydrogen Atoms on the Surface of Very-Low-Temperature Water Ice / Naoki WATANABE
  • research 2015.Oct.15
    Press Release: Sep. 28, 2015 / Successful Launch of the Sounding Rocket S-520-30 Experiment using a microgravity environment to reproduce star "crumbs" / Yuki KIMURA
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    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: International Workshop for the 4th Amur-Okhotsk Consortium Meeting 2015, December 17 (Wed) - 18 (Thu), 2014, Conference Room (403) at Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
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    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: Simulation of the evolution and dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet in past and future climates (JSPS project workshop), February 13-14, 2014, ILTS Meeting Room 210 (2F)
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The institute of Low Temperature Science is promoting comprehensive research of various natural phenomena occurring in the cryosphere and cold environments.

Press Release

Jan. 25, 2016 / Water spin isomers hide their origin / Tetsuya HAMA / Water (H2O) exists ubiquitously in space such as in the interstellar clouds in which stars are born, in proto-planetary disks, in the comets and icy satellites of the solar system, and on the Earth. Therefore, water is a molecule that is related to evolution from interstellar clouds to the solar system. By studying the properties of water that have been created in space .....
Jan. 21, 2016 / The Water Layer that Wets an Ice Surface does not Flow as Easily as Ordinary Water / Ken-ichiro MURATA / Ice surfaces are wet by a thin water layer even below 0°C. This phenomenon has been known as "surface melting" for a long time, but there are still major questions as to why the ice surface is wet. This research has focused on "quasiliquid layer (QLLs)" water layer that is formed by surface melting. We investigated .....
Sep. 07, 2015 / Large-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Water Nucleation - Success in Reproducing Laboratory Low Nucleation Rates / Kyoko TANAKA, Hidekazu TANAKA / Nucleation, in which liquid droplets form from saturated vapor, is an important research subject that spans a wide range of science and engineering fields, including meteorology (formation of cloud particles) and engineering (formation of nanoparticles). .....
Jul. 06, 2015 / Formation Route of First Chiral Amino Acid in the Universe Clarified / Yasuhiro OBA, Naoki WATANABE / Some molecules have isomers with the same composition that cannot be superimposed upon each other like our right and left hands; they are called chiral molecules. The Institute of Low Temperature Science verified the possibility that the first chiral amino acid in the universe would be formed on interstellar grains .....
Jun. 12, 2015 / Discovery of Diamonds Formed in the Earth's Crust / Akira KOUCHI / Diamonds found previously have all been formed deep in the earth at high temperatures and pressures. On the other hand, while it was understood that diamonds can be formed experimentally at the low temperatures and pressures associated with the earth's crust, none had been found in crustal rock. A joint research team from the Russian Academy of Sciences, .....
Oct. 06, 2015 / First Observation of Tunneling Diffusion of Hydrogen Atoms on the Surface of Very-Low-Temperature Water Ice / Naoki WATANABE / It is believed that, on microparticles of water ice floating in space, hydrogen atoms that have adhered in the vacuum move around on the surface of the ice and collide with other atoms and molecules to form a variety of molecules, including organic molecules. It has been .....
Sep. 28, 2015 / Successful Launch of the Sounding Rocket S-520-30 Experiment using a microgravity environment to reproduce star "crumbs" / Yuki KIMURA / Nanoparticles, also called cosmic dust (star crumbs), are formed by gas expelled from celestial bodies. Within this cosmic dust, the nanoparticles which are formed first greatly influence the evolution or alteration of nanometer size solid matter into becoming a planet. .....
Feb. 05, 2015 / Plants use a chlorophyll derivative for defense against chewing herbivores / Ryouichi TANAKA / Enzyme chlorophyllase in plants possesses the activity to convert chlorophyll, which is hydrophobic (non-water soluble), to chlorophyllide, which is hydrophilic (water soluble) (Fig.1). The existence of this enzyme has been known for over a hundred years, but its role in plants was not known. .....