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Purpose of the programEnergy-conversion materials

Energy-conversion materials

In order to develop high-efficiency solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and oxide semiconductor-based solar cells, both the synthesis of new high-performance materials and the advanced analysis of these materials are of the utmost importance. It is also essential to develop materials for piezoelectric conversion and oxygen storage, which will make it possible to convert and store different types of energy. Our distinguished researchers are striving to address these issues, taking advantage of the on going Elements Science and Technology Project (MEXT) and our respected single crystal growth technology, and also making the most of many other research resources in the solid-state chemistry area that we have built up over many years.