「Development of synthetic process based on a library of hyper-ordered materials for social implementation」

Principal Investigator:
Toru Wakihara
(The University of Tokyo, Professor)

Hitoshi Wakabayashi
(Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, semiconductor, device applications)
Naoto Kitamura
(Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science, electrochemistry, battery application)
Atsunobu Masuno
(Professor, Kyoto University, oxide glass synthesis, new feature exploration)
Madoka Ono
(Professor, Tohoku University、glass materials)
Kenta Iyoki
(Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo, zeolite synthesis, catalytic application

Hiroyuki Hijiya
(AGC Inc.・Researcher、inorganic materials chemistry、glass application)
Kazuhiko Kano
(DENSO Corp.・Deputy Director、ceramics、dielectric application)
Yasuhiro Harada
(TOSHIBA Corp.・Researcher、storage battery、development of oxide electrodes)
Yuri Mizukawa
(Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.・Semiconductor crystal growth, low-temperature process thin film formation)

Through the advanced control of “hyper-ordered structures”, this planned research group will work on deepening material synthesis processes and finding applications that can directly benefit society.

Nano-scale order, or “hyper-ordered structures”, can be a treasure trove of material functionality, and we believe that infinite possibilities can be created by highly controlling these structures. Prof. Wakihara and Asst. Prof. Iyoki, the University of Tokyo, who both specialize in regular porous materials, are aiming to fabricate zeolite materials with a precise control of the atomic arrangement to significantly improve catalytic and adsorption performances. Assoc. Prof. Kitamura, Tokyo University of Science, specializes in energy storage materials and will work on the development and applications of energy storage materials in batteries that can be quickly charged in an ultra-short time. Assoc. Prof. Masuno, Hirosaki University, and Assoc. Prof. Ono, Hokkaido University, who both specialize in glass materials, will work on the microstructural control of inorganic amorphous materials for unbreakable glass and next-generation optical fiber applications. Prof. Wakabayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, who specializes in semiconductor materials, will work on the development of high temperature and high reliability capacitors with relative permittivities of 105, and the improvement of the performance of other semiconductor materials.

The members of A01-2 are already actively engaged in industry-academia collaborations, and will directly collaborate with the A02 methods group and A03 theory group to obtain guidelines for future materials development. In addition, the A01-1 sample creation group has tremendous expertise about material creation and we can request materials that meet the necessary characteristics.