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1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Osaka University published between 1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||7||1.18|
Highlight of the month
Seeing the bigger picture of jamming
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Spheres randomly thrown together can jam over a wider range of conditions than previously thought, a new description of jamming reveals.
A wide range of materials exhibit the phenomenon of jamming in which their constituent particles become clogged together so that they are no longer free to flow. Randomly arranged spheres have been observed to jam when they reach a density of about 64%.
Now, by performing computer simulations of jamming of randomly assorted spheres, a researcher at Osaka University and a collaborator have shown that jamming can occur at lower densities than this, depending on factors such as the amount of shear and strain.
They have developed a more unified framework for jamming that covers jamming produced by both compression and shear mechanisms. The common factor is that the onset of jamming coincides with the formation of structures that are barely stable.
- PNAS 118, e2021794118 (2021). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2021794118
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 57.63% Domestic
- 42.37% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (296 total)
- Osaka University, Japan
- Domestic institution
The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan
Kyoto University, Japan
Tohoku University, Japan
Hokkaido University, Japan
Nagoya University, Japan
Kyushu University, Japan
Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN) - Osaka University, Japan
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1343 total)
- Osaka University, Japan
- Foreign institution
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Max Planck Society, Germany
Hunan University (HNU), China
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- AIST-Osaka University Advanced Photonics and Biosensing Open Innovation Laboratory (PhotoBIO-OIL), Japan
- Assembling Galaxies of Resolved Anatomy (AGORA), United States of America (USA)
- Belle Collaboration, Japan
- Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), Japan
- Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN) - Osaka University, Japan
- Daikin Research Alliance Laboratories, Japan
- ERATO Ito Glycotrilogy Project, Japan
- Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome (FANTOM), Japan
- Genetic Study Group of Investigation Committee on Ossification of the Spinal Ligaments, Japan
- International Consortium for Blood Pressure (ICBP), United States of America (USA)
- JEOL YOKOGUSHI Research Alliance Laboratories, Japan
- KamLAND-Zen Collaboration, Japan
- Kaneka Fundamental Technology Research Alliance Laboratories, Japan
- Keihanshin Consortium for Fostering the Next Generation of Global Leaders in Research (K-CONNEX), Japan
- Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA), New Zealand
- Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI), Japan
- Nippon Shokubai Research Alliance Laboratories at Osaka University Suita Campus, Japan
- Osaka University - Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corportation Joint Research Chair for Neuro-Medical Science, Japan
- Osaka University-Panasonic Science Research Alliance Laboratories, Japan
- RIKEN-ISIR Department of Disease Glycomics (Alliance Laboratory), Japan
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The MOA Collaboration, Japan
- The Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, Japan
- ULVAC-Osaka University Joint Research Laboratory for Future Technology, Japan
- United Graduate School of Child Development (UGSCD), Japan
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