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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.

News

"Development of Ultra-High Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries Using CNT Sheet Air Electrodes" Image
2017.04.05 Update Press Release

Development of Ultra-High Capacity Lithium-Air Batteries Using CNT Sheet Air Electrodes

—15 Times Greater Capacity Than Lithium-Ion Batteries, the New Battery May Enable Electric Vehicles to Drive as Far as Conventional Vehicles—

2017.02.13 Update Press Release

2016.12.07 Update Press Release

Enhanced Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells through the Development of New Additives

—Six Times More Stability under continues Light Soaking. Major Step toward Practical Applications—


Director-General

"Kohei UOSAKI" Image

Kohei UOSAKI


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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
TEL.+81-(0)-29-859-2000
FAX.+81-(0)-29-859-2029