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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 NIMS Battery Research Platform which is an infrastructure facility for developing next-generation batteries and Research Center for Cryogenic Hydrogen and Materials. 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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"Current Generation via Quantum Proton Transfer" Image
2018.12.11 Update Press Release
2018.10.09 Update Press Release

Interfacial Electronic State Improving Hydrogen Storage Capacity in Pd-MOF Materials

—Discovery that the transfer of a charge equivalent to 0.4 electrons contributes to doubled hydrogen storage may expedite the development of new hybrid materials—

2018.08.10 Update Press Release

Microscopic Oxygen Reduction Mechanism of Carbon Electrocatalysts with Addition of Trace Nitrogen

—Step toward Understanding the Microscopic Mechanisms of Oxygen Activation by Non-Platinum Group Electrocatalysts—


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1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 JAPAN