研究室紹介

Applied Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry Course, School of Engineering

Our goal is creation of ceramic-based new functional materials that contribute to the fields of energy & environment technologies and electronics by employing various synthetic techniques as well as the knowledge of solid-state physics and inorganic chemistry.

Most of elements in the periodic table are in our interests. A variety of crystal (or amorphous) structures derived from the multiple combinations of elements, their interfaces, surfaces and microstructures are the origin of diverse functionalities. Mixed chemical bonding characters and defects involved in crystals are our particular interests. Outstanding performances and durabilities are fascinating properties for inorganic solids and ceramic materials. The engineering utilizing these properties are also kept in our research mind.

Examples of synthetic inorganic particles with various morphologies (SEM photographs)

Staff

Prof. Katsuro Hayashi
Assoc.Prof. Hirofumi Akamatsu
Asst.Prof. George Hasegawa

The Main Research Topics

  • Next-generation secondary batteries, their active materials and electrolytes.
  • Active-anion and mixed-anion derived functional ceramics.
  • A novel class ferroelectric and piezoelectric crystals.
  • Porous gels, their microstructural control and development into functional materials.
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