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  • 162009. 09
    Dr. Kwon, Cho to be listed on Marquis Who's Who image
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    Dr. Kwon, Cho to be listed on Marquis Who's Who

    Semior researcher??????? ResearcherDr. Kwon, Oh-Jin????????? Dr. Cho, Kwang-Jong Two KISTI researchers, Dr. Kwon, Oh-Jin, senior researcher with Information Analysis Department and Dr. Cho, Kwang-Jong, researcher with Supercomputing Center, have been listed in the 2010 edition of Marquis Who's Who, a U.S.-based publisher of biographical information. Marquis Who's Who is one of the top-three biographical publishers in the world, along with American Biographical Institute and the international Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.
  • 142009. 09
    KISTI, Samsung sign MOU image
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    KISTI, Samsung sign MOU

    KISTI and Samsung Electronics Co. signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation on September 10. According to the agreement, the two organizations will collaborate in research activities concerning establishment of sensing infrastructure for new technology. KISTI will provide the information of National Digital science Links(NDSL), which provides one click service on up-to-dated science and technology information.
  • 042009. 09
    KISTI Holds Seminar on Information Dissemination and Technology Transfer image
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    KISTI Holds Seminar on Information Dissemination and Technology Transfer

    KISTI held the Seminar on Information Dissemination and Technology Transfer and experts from JST Japan(Japan Science and Technology Agency) were invited to talk at the seminar, which was held in association with KISTI's benchmarking on advanced institutes, between August 31 and September 1 at its head office in Daejeon. The seminar sought to promote executive understanding of each other, as well as benchmark advanced other institutes effectively. And the topics discussed during the seminar were as follows; △A-STEP △J-STAGE △Journal at rchive △Metadata Exchange △J-Global. This seminar was attended by a number of KISTI researchers who were interested in the subject.
  • 252009. 08
    KISTI takes part in Science Festival between Aug. 4 and9 image
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    KISTI takes part in Science Festival between Aug. 4 and9

    Korea Science Festival 2009, one of the Korean largest science festivals, kicked off its six-day run on August 4 at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province. Hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, this festival will run until August 9, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. without admission fee. The opening ceremony began 11 a.m. and attendants include Science Minister Ahn Byong-man, Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee, former science ministers, lawmakers and Korean scientists. At this festival, with the slogan "Green World to Be Drawn with Science," KISTI displays its research achievements, provides various science experience programs and also tries to promote membership of KISTI Junior, the KISTI's website for children and students with the aim of popularization of science. The festival has been held for the 13th time, which first began in 1997. ?
  • 252009. 08
    Transparent antenna' buried between auto glass developed as '3rd Generation Technology' image
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    Transparent antenna' buried between auto glass developed as '3rd Generation Tech...

    KAIST, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Winnercom, Kyung Hee University jointly develop new antenna technology. (Photo) Korean researchers have developed a third-generation antenna technology, which features an antenna buried between auto glass and allows for data communication, including with the Internet. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, President Suh Nam-pyo) said on August 17 that a research team led by visiting Professor Park Jae-woo from its electrical engineering department successfully developed a next-generation antenna for vehicles through a joint study. The team conducted the study jointly with Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Winnercom, and Prof. Kim Han-ki of the display materials engineering department at Kyung Hee University. The transparent antenna development project is considered a success story of industry-academia cooperation, and the result of a harmonious combination of future-oriented roadmaps for technology development of the academia and industrial companies, which are scrambling to secure patents for diverse technologies for the application of transparent materials in preparation for an era of transparent electronics. The new transparent antenna, which was developed with support from Hyundai-Kia, can be used for antennas for high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) such as the Internet inside vehicles, and antennas for frequencies for emergency calls, which automatically relay the location of a vehicle in case of emergency. Those transparent antennas can be installed between automobile glass. The materials used in transparent antennas are basically a metal oxide film, which presents both transparency and conductibility, and others that tap transparent conductive film technology. The antennas have been developed in a way that maintains transparency through design for optimizing antenna functions, but meets the performance requirements for vehicular antennas. Dr. Kim Sung-woo, a senior researcher at Hyundai-Kia, said, "The development of the transparent antenna for vehicles constitutes the discovery of a new technology that can spearhead global automobile technology through the advancement of cutting-edge electronic tech for next-generation automobiles." In 2008, Prof. Park Jae-woo, who heads the antenna development project, became the first in the world to develop core technology for operation of transparent, thin film transistors, and transparent memory technology for variable electrical resistances. Meanwhile, automobile antennas have evolved from the first generation of pole-type, exterior antennas, to the second generation of interior glass antenna that doubles as the rear window defrosting heat wire or a shark's pin-type antenna. In the wake of the development of a transparent, next-generation antenna, automobile antennas are now expected to embrace a third generation of antennas that are buried between auto glass. (Photo) Transparent antenna developed jointly by KAIST, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Winnercom, and Kyung Hee University. ? (Photo) Location for installation of transparent antenna. ? (Photo) View of transparent antenna actually installed in a vehicle. ? Kim Jo-sephjoesmy at [August 25, 2009] - - - - - - -Source -
  • 242009. 08
    KISTI held the
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    KISTI held the "Science School"

    KISTI held the "Science School" for the children whose parents work for KISTI on August 21 at its headoffice in Daejeon. About 30 primary students took park in this program. The Science School aims to provide an opportunity for children to experience their parents'work and explore various scientific facilities and programs. Those students visited Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science(KRISS) and Korea Aerospace Research Institute(KARI), research institutes located in Daeduck Science Zone, had fun with a foreign teacher while at the same time learn of major research activities of KISTI through playing games, and then were able to get hands on experience. KISTI hopes that the children who participated in the program could have a chance to feel more pride and have more respect for their parents through this event.
  • 192009. 08
    POSTECH uncovers clue to identifying mechanism of 'peak effect' superconductors image
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    POSTECH uncovers clue to identifying mechanism of 'peak effect' superconductors

    Korean researchers have presented a new approach to the "peak effect (PE)," one of the characteristics of a superconductor, or a material that can reduce energy loss as electric resistance disappears at ultra-low temperatures. A research team including Jang Dong-jin, a doctoral student in the department of physics at Pohang University of Science and Technology, and Prof. Lee Sung-ik at Sogang University, said on August 3 that it had discovered that the isotropic vortex system of superconductors affects the PE. The peak effect refers to a sudden surge in the value of the critical current in certain hard superconductors at high temperatures, or near the end of superconductivity, a range in which the superconducting effect did not occur. By taking advantage of this effect, researchers can create a superconductor that can maintain its status at a relatively high temperature, as opposed to traditional superconductors, which can only maintain their status at ultra-low temperatures. This development is expected to help facilitate the commercialization of such a superconducting material. To conduct the study, the research team used MgCni3 single crystal, a superconducting material that is relatively consistent in layers, and in which one can monitor the PE in a low magnetic flux. The team discovered that an increase in the frequency of the current (driving frequency), which is streamed to monitor the magnetic flux that penetrates in the form of a vortex into the superconductor, was accompanied by the gradual decline and then ultimate disappearance of the PE. The team thus found that the vortex dynamics within the superconductor, which is created due to the magnetic flux, is closely related to the PE, illustrating that research on this phenomenon is essential to identifying the cause of the PE in the future. The study was published in the latest issue of the "Physical Review Letters," a leading journal in the physics field. Jang said, "If we identify the mechanism of the PE through the study, we will be able to use a superconductor at a high temperature, which will allow us to use energy much more efficiently." He added, "Notably, since our team is the only research group in the world that possesses MgCni3, we are relatively better positioned in the study than our rivals." Kim Hee-jinpeace at [August 17, 2009] - - - - - - -Source -
  • 242009. 07
    The Visit of Director of VAST image
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    The Visit of Director of VAST

    Dr. NGUYEN TIEN DAT, Director of Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology(VAST), visited KISTI on July 23, 2009. The object of this visit was to promote mutual cooperation and exchange information between KISTI and VAST. The event began with introduction of KISTI and VAST and was followed by a discussion on cooperation issues between two organizations and a tour of KISTI's facilities. During the visit, Dr. NGUYEN TIEN DAT showed considerable interest in the work of KISTI, and he was hopeful that KISTI and VAST promote mutual cooperation between both parties.
  • 222009. 07
    KAIST develops core technology for world's first surface plasmon OLED image
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    KAIST develops core technology for world's first surface plasmon OLED

    Prof. Choi Kyung-chol team's technology to allow for low-cost, normal temperature OLED processing.The Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (President Suh Nam-pyo) said on July 9 that a research team led by Prof. Choi Kyung-chol at the institute's electrical and electronic engineering department had become the first in the world to develop a core technology that significantly enhances the efficiency of OLEDs, an electronic display device. Prof. Choi's team discovered that when a material inducing surface plasmon is combined with light generated from an OLED using nano-size silver (Ag) particles, the speed at which light emission recombines increases, thus significantly enhancing the brightness of the OLED. Additionally, the team increased the efficiency of light emission by up to 75 percent by allowing for low-cost, normal temperature OLED processing using surface plasmons through the application of an evaporation method for the first time in the world. (Photo) A photo of OLED light emission using surface plasmons compared with a photo of that light emission in a conventionally structured OLED. The study is drawing keen attention for inventing a new display device that combines OLED, a next-generation display technology, with surface plasmon technology using low-cost nanoparticles.Prof. Choi said, "The technology that has been developed using surface plasmons is a new technology that can enhance the emission efficiency of OLEDs," adding, "The technology is expected to make important contributions to the acquisition of core technology and to the development of OLED and flexible display technology." The study was published in Applied Physics Letters, a world-renowned journal in the applied physics field, and Optics Express, the most prestigious journal in the optics field. The study was conducted with support from the "Frontier research center program" of the Korea Research Foundation (Chairman Park Chan-mo), and from the "KAIST high risk, high return program" at the Nanopap Center (President Lee Hee-chul).Yoo Sang-young, young at [July 21, 2009] - - - - - - -Source -
  • 222009. 07
    KIMS secures technology for highly porous, sturdier ceramic image
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    KIMS secures technology for highly porous, sturdier ceramic

    Efforts kick off to commercialize core technology for microcellular, porous ceramic? (Photo) Efforts are underway to commercialize a state-of-the-art core technology that allows for the creation of invisible holes in ceramic materials but minimizes the deterioration of the mechanical functions of such materials.A team led by Dr. Song In-hyuk of the engineering ceramics research group at the Korea Institute of Materials Science (Director Cho Kyung-mok) said on July 13 that, working with a research team led by Dr. Kim Young-wook at the University of Seoul, it jointly developed a core technology for microcellular, porous ceramic, a material for which pore control is of utmost importance.Song's team is jointly conducting research with Youngjin Ceramics (CEO Bae Ji-soo) and Namkang Ceramics (CEO Yoon Dal-woong) to commercialize the technology and transfer related technologies. Notably, Youngjin Ceramics successfully produced a setter (a structure that maintains its electrical characteristics when forming ceramic products, including electronic parts and porcelain) comprising diverse formations based on the core technology.Dr. Song said, "By applying microcellular, porous ceramic technology, and thus reducing the weight of ceramics through the presence of numerous pores, we can produce components that can enhance efficiency in heat treatment when forming, and that are consistent in composition thanks to convenient degreasing on the contact surface at the bottom resulting from enhanced porousness."With the adoption of the technology, the porous Zirconia setter is expected to cut materials costs of a product by 40 percent and production costs by 20 percent, allowing producers to rake in 1.5 billion won in annual sales.Dr. Song said, "We have conducted research since 2001, and initially focused on the acquisition of core technology, including the development of new processes," adding, "Through proactive research collaboration with companies, we aim to commercialize in the short-term strategic items, including vacuum chuck materials that can be applied to semiconductor equipment and LCD equipment, which require a high level of porousness, and a light tile material that allows for humidity control as an eco-friendly construction material."Additionally, Dr. Song's team and Youngjin Ceramics are expanding the applicability of the technology by producing porous Zirconia setters and a brush for polishing printed circuit boards. As such, experts predict the technology will highly likely find applications in other fields in the future.Dr. Song said, "The microcellular, porous ceramics technology will emerge as a technology for creating core materials that overcome technological barriers in the areas of the environment, precision machinery, automobiles, construction materials, medical components and fuel cell projects."Amid increasing international concern for environmental matters, porous materials are catching on around the world in the fields of desulphurization, denitrification, and filters aimed at curbing environmental pollution. As such, the utility and value of microcellular ceramics that boast functional superiority over conventional porous materials will likely increase further.The applicability of the technology is also expected to expand to include semiconductors, heat-resistant tiles for space shuttles, high pressure ramps, and artificial bones and joints.Lim Eun-hee,redant645 at[July 21, 2009]- - - - - - -Source -
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