Kofu, Japan
Kofu, Japan

The University of Yamanashi is a university that has campuses in Kofu and Tamaho, Japan.The University of Yamanashi has its origin in “Kitenkan” which was founded in 1795 as a branch school of “Shoheizaka-School” of Tokugawa Government and was developed to the Normal School of Yamanashi after the Meiji Restauration. In 1921 the Normal School of Yamanashi for Junior and in 1924 the Yamanashi High School of Engineering were established. After the World War II these three schools were integrated to the University of Yamanashi according to the new school system of Japan. In 1978 the Yamanashi Medical University was opened which was only a Medical University in Prefecture of Yamanashi. Today’s University of Yamanashi was founded in 2002 by a merger between University of Yamanashi and Yamanashi Medical University. It is formally referred to as the National university corporation, University of Yamanashi. In 2012 the Faculty of Education and Human science and the Faculty of Engineering were reorganized and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science was newly established.The university has therefore four faculties: the Faculty of Education Human science, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science. It should not be confused with the similarly named Yamanashi Prefectural University.The University of Yamanashi is located in Kofu, which is the prefectural capital of Yamanashi and is distant about 120 kilometers west from Tokyo. For the University stands in the Center of the Kofu Basin surrounded by many mountains, many students are often engaged in leisure and sports in holidays.The project of the Faculty of Engineering "Research and Education of Integrated Water Resources Management for the Asian Monsoon Region" was adopted as the 21st Century COE Program of 2002-2006. It has been followed by the Global COE Program "Evolution of Research and Education of integrated River Basin Management in Asian Region" since 2007. Kofu Eastern CampusOnly this university has the institution for wine in Japan. The produced wine is available in the shop in this campus.Cooperative Research and Development CenterCenter for Instrumental AnalysisUniversal Information CenterFuel Cell Nanomaterials CenterAdvanced Biotechnology CenterCenter for Higher EducationCenter for Crystal Science and TechnologyThe Institute of Enology and ViticultureCenter for International Education& Office of International Affairs Kofu Western CampusThe Open University of Japan University LibraryHealth Service CenterStudent Hall Campus of the Faculty of MedicineUniversity HospitalUniversal Center for Medical Analysis and ExperimentGround of the Faculty of Medicine↑ ↑ ↑ Wikipedia.

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Mitsui Mining, Smelting Co. and Yamanashi University | Date: 2015-03-05

To provide a membrane-electrode assembly including a catalyst layer that includes a catalyst-supporting carrier in which a catalyst is supported on a carrier made of an inorganic oxide, and a highly hydrophobic substance having a higher degree of hydrophobicity than the inorganic oxide, the catalyst layer being formed on at least one surface of a polymer electrolyte membrane. It is preferable that, in the membrane-electrode assembly, the degree of hydrophobicity of the highly hydrophobic substance is from 0.5 vol % to 45 vol % at 25 C., the degree of hydrophobicity being defined as a concentration of methanol (vol %) when a light transmittance of a dispersion obtained by dispersing the highly hydrophobic substance in a mixed solution of water and methanol reaches 80%.


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Yamanashi University, School Juridical Person The Kitasato Institute and Nipro Corporation | Date: 2017-05-17

A blood purifier comprises hollow fiber membranes allowing blood to flow inside and allowing a dialysing fluid or a filtrated fluid to flow outside. The hollow fiber membrane has an effective length of 10 mm or more and 150 mm or less. A maximum value of a permeation flux Jv obtained by dividing a volume of a permeate fluid permeating through the hollow fiber membranes by a membrane area of the hollow fiber membranes and time, is represented as Jvmax. A linear velocity of blood flowing in the hollow fiber membrane is represented as uB. A pressure difference between blood flowing inside the hollow fiber membranes and a fluid flowing outside the hollow fiber membranes is represented as TMP. When a filling blood volume into the hollow fiber membranes per unit membrane area is 20 mL/m^(2) or more and 35 mL/m^(2) or less and Jvmax/uB has a value of 0.00015 or more and 0.0006 or less, satisfied is a condition in which a TMP change rate has a value of 0.95 or more and 1.05 or less.


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Mitsui Mining, Smelting Co. and Yamanashi University | Date: 2017-02-08

To provide a membrane-electrode assembly including a catalyst layer that includes a catalyst-supporting carrier in which a catalyst is supported on a carrier made of an inorganic oxide, and a highly hydrophobic substance having a higher degree of hydrophobicity than the inorganic oxide, the catalyst layer being formed on at least one surface of a polymer electrolyte membrane. It is preferable that, in the membrane-electrode assembly, the degree of hydrophobicity of the highly hydrophobic substance is from 0.5 vol% to 45 vol% at 25C, the degree of hydrophobicity being defined as a concentration of methanol (vol%) when a light transmittance of a dispersion obtained by dispersing the highly hydrophobic substance in a mixed solution of water and methanol reaches 80%.


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Yamanashi University | Date: 2016-08-11

A fuel cell system and a method of operating the same is provided that is capable of reducing degradation of a cathode catalyst of a fuel cell. A fuel cell system is provided that includes a fuel cell having a catalyst used for an anode, wherein a carrier of the catalyst is composed of a material with a property where electric resistance in an oxygen containing atmosphere is greater than electric resistance in a hydrogen atmosphere; and a control device configured to control the fuel cell, when supply of fuel gas is stopped during stoppage of operation of the fuel cell, to consume all or part of the fuel gas in a fuel gas chamber, followed by introducing oxygen containing gas into the fuel gas chamber.


An anion exchange resin having a hydrophobic unit with divalent hydrophobic groups bonded to each other via an ether bond, the divalent hydrophobic groups being composed of one aromatic ring, or being composed of a plurality of aromatic rings which are bonded to each other via a divalent hydrocarbon group, carbon-carbon bond or the like; and a hydrophilic unit having divalent hydrophilic groups bonded to each other via carbon-carbon bond, the divalent hydrophilic groups being composed of one aromatic ring, or being composed of a plurality of aromatic rings which are bonded to each other via a divalent hydrocarbon group or carbon-carbon bond, the aromatic ring or at least one of the aromatic rings having an anion exchange group are bonded via carbon-carbon bond.


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Yamanashi University and Japan Steel Works | Date: 2015-07-24

A tunable dual-band resonator and a tunable dual-band band-pass filter using the tunable dual-band resonator. The dual-band resonator is structured such that a stub is added to each half-wavelength resonator provided with half-wavelength resonator protrusions (capacity-component adjust parts). The dual-band resonator is made up of an odd-number mode resonator in a shape including a ground conductor disposed on the back surface of a dielectric body, and a strip conductor disposed on the top surface thereof, and an even-number mode resonator in such a shape as to be formed when the stub is connected to an end face on the opposite side of the open-end of the strip, characterized in that a dielectric rod circular in cross section is provided in the space above the respective stubs, and another dielectric rod circular in cross section is provided in the space above the half-wavelength resonator protrusions.


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Yamanashi University, School Juridical Person Kitasato Institute and Nipro Corporation | Date: 2014-07-08

A blood purifier comprises hollow fiber membranes allowing a dialysing fluid or a filtrated fluid to flow outside. The membrane has an effective length of 10 mm or more and 150 mm or less. A maximum value of a permeation flux Jv obtained by dividing a volume of a permeate fluid permeating through the membranes by a membrane area of the hollow fiber membranes and time, is represented as Jvmax. A linear velocity of blood flowing in the membrane is represented as uB. A pressure difference between blood flowing inside the membranes and a fluid flowing outside the membranes is represented as TMP. When a filling blood volume into the membranes per unit membrane area is 20 mL/m^(2 )or more and 35 mL/m^(2 )or less and Jvmax/uB has a value of 0.00015 or more and 0.0006 or less, a TMP change rate is 0.95 or more and 1.05 or less.


Kitamura M.,Yamanashi University
Seminars in Immunopathology | Year: 2013

Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and consequent unfolded protein response (UPR) are involved in a diverse range of pathologies including ischemic diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus. The UPR is also triggered by various environmental factors; e.g., pollutants, infectious pathogens, therapeutic drugs, alcohol, physical stress, and malnutrition. This review summarizes current knowledge on environmental factors that induce ER stress and describes how the UPR is linked to particular pathological states after exposure to environmental triggers. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


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Ngk Insulators and Yamanashi University | Date: 2016-01-06

The present invention relates to a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes an n-type semiconductor region (12), an n-type source region (14), an n-type drain region (16), and a plurality of p-type embedded gate regions (18). Further, this semiconductor device has super junction structure (38). The super junction structure (38) is formed by a plurality of p-type first regions (36p) extending from the respective embedded gate regions (18) toward the drain region (16), respectively, and an n-type second region (36n) positioned between the first regions (36p). Further, the embedded gate regions (18) are connected to upper portions of the first regions (36p).


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Yamanashi University | Date: 2016-06-15

Provided is a hydrogen purification/compression apparatus that endures even a high-pressure environment. Provided is a hydrogen purification/compression apparatus 3 that produces, from hydrogen-containing gas, purified hydrogen gas having a higher pressure and a higher purity than the pressure and purity of the hydrogen-containing gas. The hydrogen purification/compression apparatus 3 includes multiple stacked cell structures 8 and a pressing structure (6, 7, 9, 10) that applies a clamping stress in the stacking direction of the cell structure 8. In the hydrogen purification/compression apparatus 3, a passage surface 30b of a cathode-side separator has a size such that the passage surface falls within a passage surface 20b of an anode-side separator in a plane parallel with a polymer electrolyte membrane 40.

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