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KEK has established its basic policy and action guidelines regarding DE&I

The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) has established the “KEK Basic Policy and Action Guidelines Regarding DE&I” to promote policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). This policy is intended for everyone involved with KEK. KEK Basic Policy on DE&I High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) promotes cutting-edge research as an Inter-University Research Institute […]

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Unraveling Primordial Gravitational Waves

A Swift Formalism to See the Dawn of the Universe

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KEK-produced Video “International Linear Collider” Wins Silver at the Telly Awards

On May 21st, KEK’s video “Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe: International Linear Collider” (Entry title: High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) International Linear Collider) won a Silver Award in the “Non-Broadcast – Science & Technology” category at the 45th Telly Awards, a prestigious honor in the television and video broadcasting industry. The video was […]

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The 46th Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Joint Committee for Cooperation in High Energy Physics

The 46th U.S.-Japan Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) in High Energy Physics was held on May 29th and 30th at High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK).This was the first meeting at KEK in eight years, since 2016. 13 members from U.S. joined this meeting as the representative of DOE and the national laboratories related to high-energy […]

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Delegation from the Slovenia-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group visited KEK on May 14th, 2024.

A delegation from the Slovenia-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group, headed by the Honorable Mr. Dusan (“s” should be printed in diacritical mark, same applies hereafter) Stojanovic (“c” should be printed in diacritical mark, same applies hereafter) (chair of the Slovenia-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group), and His Excellency Mr. Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic […]

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Solving the Problems of Proton-Conducting Perovskites for Next-Generation Fuel Cells

As a newly developed perovskite with a large amount of intrinsic oxygen vacancies, BaSc0.8W0.2O2.8 achieves high proton conduction at low and intermediate temperatures, report scientists at Tokyo Tech. By the donor doping of large W6+, this material can take up more water to increase its proton concentration, as well as reduce the proton trapping through […]

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J-PARC 物質・生命科学実験施設(MLF)ミュオン実験施設で行われたミュオン冷却・加速の実験装置

World’s first cooling and acceleration of muon

The first muon accelerator finally coming to a reality

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Energy shift of the C=O π* peak in the O K-edge XAS spectrum of PNIPAM versus MeOH molar fraction

Exploration of polymer cononsolvency mechanism through soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy

This study investigates the cononsolvency mechanism of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), which is soluble in pure methanol (MeOH) and water but insoluble in aqueous MeOH solutions. Combining oxygen K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) with theoretical calculations executed in molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and inner-shell calculations, it was found that hydrophobic interactions between PNIPAM and MeOH clusters play […]

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