Materials Processing and Characterization Division
Multi-Functional Materials Science
|Specially Appointed Assoc. Prof.
Development of New High-Performance Ceramics
This laboratory is engaged in the study mainly of functional materials such as dielectric ceramics, ionic conducting ceramics and thermoelectric ceramics to contribute the energy and environment issues.
A main object is to develop high-performance multi-functional ceramic materials and to obtain principles to improve the performance of materials. The phase separation process during the solid state sintering or solidification of melted ceramics,and the codeposition process in multi-component MOCVD or plasma-assisted sputtering are employed to synthesize new functional ceramic materials.
ceramics, chemical vapor deposition, melt-solidification, sintering, microstructure
Cross-sectional view of an yttria stabilized zirconia film prepared by a laser MOCVD process. This newly developed method has enabled one to prepare highly crystallized oxide and non-oxide films at extremely high deposition rates more than 600 μmh-1.
TEM bright field image of a diamond powder surface coated with a SiC layer by rotary CVD process. Homogeneous nano layers can be deposited on surfaces of small powders several micrometers thick by this novel powder coating process developed by our research group.