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Vol.17 No.4 <2019 August-September>

Revolutionary H2 Liquefaction
Magnets bring a hydrogen society

2019.09.30 Published


Contents

<Special Dialogue> Magnets: A key player in the hydrogen society

Nobuyuki Nishimiya
Project Professor, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University/
President of the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan (HESS)/
Invited Researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)/
Program Manager for the JST project, “Innovative hydrogen liquefaction technologies desired in future society”

Tadashi Shimizu
Director of the Cryogenic Center for Liquid Hydrogen and Materials Science (CLean),
Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, NIMS
Associate Program Manager for the JST project, “Innovative hydrogen liquefaction technologies desired in future society”

[Challenge 1: system development]
NIMS’magnetic refrigeration cycle system: a promising technology in boosting liquefaction efficiency

Takenori Numazawa
Special Researcher
Cryogenic Center for Liquid Hydrogen and Materials Group
Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Leader of the Hydrogen Liquefaction System Group
under the JST project “Innovative hydrogen liquefaction technologies desired in future society”

[Challenge 2: material development]
Magnetic materials and processing techniques: requirements for an efficient liquefaction system

Hideaki Kitazawa
Special Researcher
Cryogenic Center for Liquid Hydrogen and Materials Group
Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Leader of the Magnetic Refrigeration Materials Development Group
under the JST project, “Development of advanced hydrogen liquefaction system by using magnetic refrigeration technology”

Hiroyuki Takeya
Chief Researcher
Nano Frontier Superconducting Materials Group
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Leader of the AMR Technology Team, Hydrogen Liquefaction Systems Group
under the JST project, “Development of advanced hydrogen liquefaction system by using magnetic refrigeration technology”

[INTERVIEW]
Contributions by NIMS and private companies to the development of a hydrogen society

Shoji Kamiya
Senior Researcher
Technology Development Department
Hydrogen Project Development Center, Corporate Technology Division
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

<Science is even more amazing than you think (maybe…)> First ever image of a black hole captured

Text by Akio Etori
Illustration by Joe Okada(vision track)


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