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

2021.04.09 Update

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

In particular, we are developing materials for solar cells, rechargeable batteries, 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 Cryogenic Center for Liquid Hydrogen and Materials Science (CLean) and NIMS Battery Research Platform; the former is developing materials and systems for magnetic refrigeration, which is crucial for efficient liquid hydrogen production in the coming hydrogen society, and the latter is an infrastructure facility for developing next-generation batteries. We are aiming for the world’s leading research center on energy and environmental materials with the aids of these infrastructures.


Schematic diagrams of an existing Li-O2 battery and the higher energy density Li-O2 battery developed in this research
2020.12.02 Update Press Release

Identification of a Major Factor Influencing the Cycle Life of Practical Li-O2 Batteries

—Optimizing the Balance between Electrolyte Volume and Electrode Areal Capacity May Be the Key to the Development of Practical Batteries—

2020.09.30 Update Press Release

Increasing the Deliverable Capacity of Magnesium Metal Batteries through Anode Design

—Techniques Used to Develop Structural Materials Prove Useful in the Development of Low-Cost, Large-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries—

2020.08.12 Update Press Release


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