Vol.9 No.5 <June>

The Challenges of the Research Center for Strategic Materials

2011.07.06 Published


Contents

Research Center for Strategic Materials

A focal point of the NIMS Third Five-year Plan, "Research Center for Strategic Materials"-aims and future scope


-Establishment of New Selection Rules for Elements through Elucidation of Element Functions 
  Koichi Tsuchiya (Group Leader, Microstructure Design Group, Structural Materials Unit, Research Center for Strategic Materials)

-Aiming at Establishment of Guiding Principles for Material Design based on Nano Mechanical Characterization
  Takahito Ohmura (Group Leader, Strength Design Group, Structural Materials Unit, Research Center for Strategic Materials)
  Nobuaki Sekido, Ikumu Watanabe (Strength Design Group, Structural Materials Unit, Research Center for Strategic Materials)

-Development of Strong, Tough Materials
  Tadanobu Inoue (Toughness Design Group, Structural Materials Unit, Research Center for Strategic Materials)

-Processing - Key to Rare Metal Metal-Free Materials
  Kaneaki Tsuzaki (Group Leader, Structural Engineering Group, Structural Materials Unit, Research Center for Strategic Materials)


Special Dialogue

A Center of Critical Materials Strategy in Japanese Materials Research.
(Kaneaki Tsuzaki and Khomei Halada)

Research Highlights

Record High Proton Conduction in Grain Boundary Free Yttrium-Doped Barium Zirconate Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition for Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
Daniele Pergolesi (MANA Scientist, Sustainability Materials Group, Sustainability Materials Unit, MANA/Green Field)
Emiliana Fabbri (MANA Scientist, Sustainability Materials Group, Sustainability Materials Unit, MANA/Green Field)
Enrico Traversa (MANA Principal Investigator, MANA)

Creation of Diamond Nanoelectromechanical Switch.
Meiyong Liao (Senior Researcher, Wide Bandgap Materials Group, Optical and Electronic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division)
Shunichi Hishita (Group Leader, Ceramics Chemistry Group, Optical and Electronic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division)
Yasuo Koide (Group Leader, Wide Bandgap Materials Group, Optical and Electronic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division)

NIMS NEWS

  • NEWS: 1st NIMS-University of Rennes1 Workshop 
  • NEWS: The 4th WMRIF at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science 
  • Hello from NIMS: Emiliana Fabbri


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