University of Tsukuba
筑波大学

Japan

The University of Tsukuba is located in the suburbs of Tokyo and is at the heart of Tsukuba Science City —Japan’s largest “science city,” which has 29 national research institutes and about 150 private research organizations. The University operates on the principle that it is open to all.

The University of Tsukuba aims to cross the borders that separate a variety of organizations, such as those between nations, research institutions, and fields of study. The University’s network is expanding globally. In particular, the University has entered into ten campus-in-campus arrangements with universities in eight countries and regions, thereby promoting close cooperative relationships between education and research. At present, the University hosts approximately 2,200 study abroad students from more than 110 countries and regions.

Collaboration is essential in order to achieve high-quality outcomes with limited resources. As an example, the University is actively engaged in an exchange of talent and joint research that goes beyond the conventional university framework at nationwide joint-use institutes that encompass the four fields of computational science, marine science, plant science, and plasma research.

The Research and Development Centers are the part of the University’s quest to pursue research and innovation that result in benefits for society. Externally funded, twelve centers are newly established as industry-university-government partnerships for joint research in areas of high demand from the community.

The University is also proactively engaging in the support of venture corporations. Thus far, a total of 160 companies have originated from the University of Tsukuba, including Cyberdyne, Inc.

A frontrunner in university reform in Japan, the University is creating a flexible education and research structure as well as a university system to meet the needs of the next generation. It aspires to be a comprehensive university, continuously meeting new challenges and developing new areas. The foremost mission of a university is to provide an environment that allows future leaders to realize their full potential. The University gives students the opportunity to develop their individuality and skills through an education that is backed by cutting-edge research.

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Tsukuba published between 1 June 2020 - 31 May 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.

Count Share
237 46.77

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 129 13.59
1 0.17
5 0.61
8 1.33
14 2.71
1 0.25
16 0.16
33 2.05
Measurement of beauty and charm production in pp collisions at √𝑠 = 5.02 TeV via non-prompt and prompt D mesons
2021-05-24
0.01
Search for Higgs boson production in association with a high-energy photon via vector-boson fusion with decay into bottom quark pairs at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-03-29
0
Measurement of light-by-light scattering and search for axion-like particles with 2.2 nb−1 of Pb+Pb data with the ATLAS detector
2021-03-25
0
Search for dark matter in association with an energetic photon in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-02-25
0
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with jets and missing transverse momentum using 139 fb - 1 of = 13 TeV pp collision data with the ATLAS detector√𝑠
2021-02-17
0
Centrality dependence of J/ψ and ψ(2S) production and nuclear modification in p-Pb collisions at √𝑠NN = 8.16 TeV
2021-02-01
0.01
Partial deconfinement at strong coupling on the lattice
2021-02-01
0.13
Measurement of hadronic event shapes in high-pT multijet final states at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-01-28
0
Restoration of chiral symmetry in cold and dense Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with tensor renormalization group
2021-01-20
1
Measurements of top-quark pair single- and double-differential cross-sections in the all-hadronic channel in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
2021-01-08
0
Reconstruction and identification of boosted di-τ systems in a search for Higgs boson pairs using 13 TeV proton-proton collision data in ATLAS
2020-11-01
0
Search for new non-resonant phenomena in high-mass dilepton final states with the ATLAS detector
2020-11-01
0
J/ψ elliptic and triangular flow in Pb-Pb collisions at sNN−−−√ = 5.02 TeV
2020-10-01
0.01
Search for Search for pairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s√ = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detectorpairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0
Search for direct production of electroweakinos in final states with missing transverse momentum and a Higgs boson decaying into photons in pp collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0
Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using s = 13 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded by ATLAS in Run 2 of the LHC
2020-10-01
0
Search for tt¯ resonances in fully hadronic final states in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0
Constraining the Chiral Magnetic Effect with charge-dependent azimuthal correlations in Pb-Pb collisions at sNN = 2.76 and 5.02 TeV
2020-09-01
0.01
J/ψ production as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in p-Pb collisions at sNN = 8.16 TeV
2020-09-01
0.01
Measurements of inclusive and differential cross-sections of combined tt¯γ and tWγ production in the eμ channel at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-09-01
0
Tensor renormalization group approach to four-dimensional complex ϕ4 theory at finite density
2020-09-01
0.80
Z-boson production in p-Pb collisions at sNN = 8.16 TeV and Pb-Pb collisions at sNN = 5.02 TeV
2020-09-01
0.01
Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at √s = 8 TeV
2020-08-01
0
Performance of the missing transverse momentum triggers for the ATLAS detector during Run-2 data taking
2020-08-01
0
Measurement of nuclear effects on ψ(2S) production in p-Pb collisions at √𝑠NN = 8.16 TeV
2020-07-01
0.01
Measurement of the central exclusive production of charged particle pairs in proton-proton collisions at √𝑠 = 200 GeV with the STAR detector at RHIC
2020-07-01
0.01
Measurements of the production cross-section for a Z boson in association with b-jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0
Observation of the associated production of a top quark and a Z boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0
Search for the HH →bb¯bb¯ process via vector-boson fusion production using proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0
Coherent photoproduction of ρ0 vector mesons in ultra-peripheral Pb-Pb collisions at sNN = 5.02 TeV
2020-06-02
0.01
Non-linear flow modes of identified particles in Pb-Pb collisions at √𝑠NN = 5.02 TeV
2020-06-02
0.01
Search for dijet resonances in events with an isolated charged lepton using √s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector
2020-06-02
0
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with same-sign leptons and jets using 139 fb−1 of data collected with the ATLAS detector
2020-06-02
0
1 0.11
5 0.87
2 0.15
6 0.32
2 0.28
9 2.32
1 0.02
22 2.07
1 0.08
1 0.08
1 0.01
Earth & Environmental Sciences 12 5.10
Life Sciences 61 15.43
Chemistry 55 16

Highlight of the month

The nitrogen atoms that matter in fuel cell catalysts

© WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

The active nitrogen atoms in a carbon catalyst for polymer electrolyte fuel cells have been identified.

The high efficiency and flexibility of polymer electrolyte fuel cells make them attractive power sources for vehicles, but they usually use catalysts containing platinum. Catalysts made from carbon doped with nitrogen are promising as cheaper alternatives. But there has been considerable debate about the role the nitrogen atoms play.

Now, five researchers, all at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, have investigated the role nitrogen with the so-called pyridinic bonding configuration plays in catalysing the oxygen reduction reaction. They did this by using seven molecules containing pyridinic nitrogen.

They found that a molecule with two pyridinic nitrogen atoms its armchair edges exhibited the highest activity. This knowledge sheds light on the catalyst mechanism and will be helpful for optimizing catalysts.

Supported content

  1. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60, 5121–5124 (2021). doi: 10.1002/anie.202014323

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 39.46% Domestic
  • 60.54% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (229 total)

  • University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Domestic institution
  1. The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan (15.95)
    4.65
    11.30
  2. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan (13.85)
    3.25
    10.59
  3. RIKEN, Japan (10.07)
    5.28
    4.79
  4. Kyoto University, Japan (9.58)
    3.59
    5.99
  5. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (9.25)
    3.96
    5.29
  6. Kyushu University, Japan (4.93)
    2.92
    2
  7. Tohoku University, Japan (4.74)
    2.39
    2.35
  8. Osaka University, Japan (3.89)
    2
    1.89
  9. Niigata University, Japan (3.44)
    2.55
    0.89
  10. Hokkaido University, Japan (3.43)
    1.26
    2.16

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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