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Korean Facilities (30)

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH)

-Servign the industries and universities through the co-utlilization of expensive equipment and facilities for nanotechnology RD -Utilizing National nanofab center in terms of infrastructure, human resource development(HRD) -Supporting commercialization of nanotechnology as well as SMEs

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI)

-Ensuring isotope production infrastructure by 30MeV proton beam production equipment -Rare isotope accelerator(metal isotopes) development -Using particle beam to develop the convergence technologies through physics, industry and life

Yonsei University

-Difficult to handle in a typical semiconductor processing biometric(Bio), weapons(Inorganic) and organic with a special device chip based circuit fabrication or to test the co-production processing using material of support facilities -Consultation on technologies for the devices using new materials and supporting joint research

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World’s Facilities (324)

Austria

The idea of a bilateral Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Center for solid and solution state spectroscopy arose through the collaboration between scientists of JKU and the University of South Bohemia in 2004. It was realized through a joint project within the ETC Austria - Czech Republic 2007-2013 programme of the European Union (EU) between the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and the University of South Bohemia in ?esk? Bud?jovice (USB): “Cooperative Regional Research Infrastructure for Molecular Science and Technology” (RERI-uasb) Thus, the first Austro?Czech Scientific Research Center was realized in 2011. Since September 2011 three superconducting magnets with field strengths of 7.0 T, 11.7 T and 16.4 T and a variety of probes are operating at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at JKU Linz. They are available and used for research and teaching by both universities. The NMR Center is co-financed with the European Union from the European Region Development Fund and operated jointly by both universities.

Hungary / University of Pecs (PTE)

The laboratory is capable of performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological, environmental, pharmaceutical, and other samples. Measurements by gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, GC-MS, HPLC-MS and CE-MS are available.

Spain / INIA

The Animal Health Research Centre (CISA), part of the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, is a multidisciplinary research centre created in 1993 to expand the actions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in the field of animal health. CISA is a centre for research and surveillance focused on the prevention, diagnosis and control of emerging, re-emerging and transboundary infectious diseases of livestock with economical and sanitary impact, including zoonoses, that may cause restrictions in trade and a serious impact on public health and food security. Its primary mission is to promote advanced research, technology development, cooperation with national and international bodies and technology transfer in the area of animal health, following the strategic priorities agreed by organisations and national and international forums of relevance in the area. CISA is designed in three different work areas: biosecurity (biosafety levels 3 and 3+), environmental health and administration. BSL3 animal facility is part of the focal points in Spain to work with high risk biological agents. Researchers from other institutions and pharmaceutical companies make use of the animal facility to develop specialised BSL3 in vivo experiments. Main activities: Research in animal science at the highest level. Activities such as national reference laboratory in Spain and Europe in various diseases of great public health importance. Collaborative activities and services to various public, private, national and international entities, in the field of research and development in animal health. Active collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, giving support in certain tasks of the National Reference Laboratories. Repository of biological materials useful for Spanish research in animal health. Activities of national and international cooperation including organizing training courses, workshops stays and scientific-technical organization of interlaboratory testing, evaluation and validation of diagnostic and vaccine technologies, technology transfers.

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Publication (20)

Achintya Kundu, Bartosz Błasiak, Joon-Hyung Lim, Kyungwon Kwak, and Minhaeng Cho, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7 (5), pp 741–745, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00022

The water hydrogen-bonding network at a lipid bilayer surface is crucial to understanding membrane structures and its functional activities. With a phospholipid multibilayer mimicking a biological membrane, we study the temperature dependence of water hydrogen-bonding structure, distribution, and dynamics at a lipid multibilayer surface using femtosecond mid-IR pump–probe spectroscopy. We observe two distinguished vibrational lifetime components. The fast component (0.6 ps) is associated with water interacting with a phosphate part, whereas the slow component (1.9 ps) is with bulk-like choline-associated water. With increasing temperature, the vibrational lifetime of phosphate-associated water remains constant though its relative fraction dramatically increases. The OD stretch vibrational lifetime of choline-bound water slows down in a sigmoidal fashion with respect to temperature, indicating a noticeable change of the water environment upon the phase transition. The water structure and dynamics are thus shown to be in quantitative correlation with the structural change of liquid multibilayer upon the gel-to-liquid crystal phase transition.

H.U.Lee, S.C.Lee, J.H.Won, B.-C.Son, S.Choi. Y.Kim, S.Y.Park, H.-S.Kim, Y.-C.Lee, J.Lee. Sci. Rep. 2015. 5. 8691. doi:10.1038/srep08691

Over the past few decades, two-dimensional (2D) and layered materials have emerged as new fields. Due to the zero-band-gap nature of graphene and the low photocatalytic performance of MoS2, more advanced semiconducting 2D materials have been prompted. As a result, semiconductor black phosphorus (BP) is a derived cutting-edge post-graphene contender for nanoelectrical application, because of its direct-band-gap nature. For the first time, we report on robust BP@TiO2 hybrid photocatalysts offering enhanced photocatalytic performance under light irradiation in environmental and biomedical fields, with negligible affected on temperature and pH conditions, as compared with MoS2@TiO2 prepared by the identical synthesis method. Remarkably, in contrast to pure few layered BP, which, due to its intrinsic sensitivity to oxygen and humidity was readily dissolved after just several uses, the BP@TiO2 hybrid photocatalysts showed a ~92% photocatalytic activity after 15 runs. Thus, metal-oxide-stabilized BP photocatalysts can be practically applied as a promising alternative to graphene and MoS2.

Kweon J. J., Lee K. W., Kim H., Lee C. E., Jung S., Kwon C., Appl. Phys. Lett. 2014 July 11. pii: 105(14)013701. doi: 10.1063/1.4890098

Protonic currents play a vital role in electrical signalling in living systems. It has been suggested that succinoglycan plays a specific role in alfalfa root nodule development, presumably acting as the signaling molecules. In this regard, charge transport and proton dynamics in the biopolymer exopolysaccharide succinoglycan have been studied by means of electrical measurements and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. In particular, a dielectric dispersion in the system has revealed that the electrical conduction is protonic rather electronic. Besides, our laboratory- and rotating-frame 1H NMR measurements have elucidated the nature of the protonic conduction, activation of the protonic motion being associated with a glass transition.

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