Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Materials, School of Engineering
We are working on the production of thin film crystalline materials of inorganic compounds that can contribute to the field of electrical energy in our laboratory. The materials are fabricated by using chemical or physical methods based on thin film engineering, it includes power generation materials, electric power transportation materials, and materials that shield the magnetic field generated by electric power equipment.
The materials are those; element-doped BaSi-system semiconductors of thermoelectric power generation material that can extract electricity from exhaust heat, flux pinning center doped Y-system oxide superconductors that can transport electric current with zero resistance, and lightweight and wide-width magnetic field shielding materials.
The physical properties of crystalline materials are usually dependent highly on the microstructures (crystal structure, atomic arrangement, chemical composition, etc.). Therefore, we identify the crystal structure by X-rays, observe the structure with an electron microscope, and analyze the composition to consider the correlation between the structure and the characteristics.
In addition, through these research activities, we are thinking about "manufacturing" with the students of the laboratory majoring in the field of materials engineering.
Prof. Ryo Teranishi