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Aiming for the world’s highest research center on energy and environmental materials

Our mission is developing energy and environment-related materials for realizing energy network systems that enable us to utilize a wide variety of energy.

In particular, we are developing materials for solar cells, solid-state batteries, lithium-air batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen production systems, thermoelectric devices, etc.; and electrode catalysts as a common material among these devices. Computational science and materials informatics for material design and mechanism elucidation are also our research subjects to accelerate the materials development.

This center includes Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN) and NIMS Battery Research Platform; the former is a commissioned project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT), and the latter is an infrastructure facility for developing next-generation batteries. We are aiming for the world’s highest research center on energy and environmental materials with the aids of these infrastructures.

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"Successfully Confirmed the Highly Stable Cycling Performance of Nanoporous, Amorphous Silicon Anodes for All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries" Image
2018.05.14 Update Press Release

Successfully Confirmed the Highly Stable Cycling Performance of Nanoporous, Amorphous Silicon Anodes for All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries

—The Confirmation is a Scientific Breakthrough that may Contribute to Dramatic Prolongation of the Cruising Distance of Electric Vehicles on a Single Charge—

2018.02.17 Update Press Release

Iron-Corroding Bacteria Shown to Possess Enzymes Enabling Them to Extract Electrons from Extracellular Solids

—Discovery May Facilitate the Development of Environmental-Friendly Anti-biocorrosion Measures, Such as Enzyme-Targeted Chemicals—

2017.10.23 Update Press Release

Discovery of Crystalline Layers with Atomic Level Flatness in GaN Transistors

—A Metastable Gallium Oxide Layer at the Semiconductor–Insulator Interface Provides Insights into the Development of Next-Generation Power Devices—


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Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 JAPAN
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
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