Toward our bright future by creating non-traditional materials

2022.01.13 Update
 This center makes efforts to create new functional materials technology to be solutions for social and economic issues and to be new core for creation of new industrial field. Here, the functional materials are defined as compounds and structures which exhibit responses against external output. Hence, our activity involves electronic and optical materials to be installed in electronic and optical systems, materials for separation and collection of ions and molecules in solution, biomaterials exhibiting designed interaction with cells and organs and so on. 

In particular, this research center makes effort to develop high performance semiconductors and high efficiency luminescent materials for energy saving, sensor materials for advanced automatic operation of systems and for secure society, separation and adsorption materials for reduced material and energy consumption, and biological glue and artificial bones for regenerative medicine by performing materials exploration to find useful materials and structures and refinement of materials performance. The goal of those research and development should be contribution to our society by utilization of newly developed materials.  In addition, for utilization of those advanced materials and structures, this center also makes effort in exploration of new route for production of materials and refinement of production procedures in order to achieve smart industry with high efficiency of production. By considering not only materials exploration but also refining materials production technology.


Group photo of the Dutch delegation with NIMS President Dr. Hono and other NIMS Staff
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2022.11.28 Update Press Release

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—Development of a Pressure-Sensitive Device Capable of Characterizing Gases Using Structural Colors—

2022.11.18 Update Press Release

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Research Center for Functional Materials
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 JAPAN
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