Creation of the Functional Materials on the Basis of the Inter-Element-Fusion Strategy and Their Innovative Applications

Research Director

Hiroshi Kitagawa

Hiroshi Kitagawa

(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

Program Manager

Akihiro Okabe

Akihiro Okabe

(ACCEL Program Manager, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Outline of R&D Project

Atomic-level (solid-solution) alloying has advantage of being able to continuously control chemical and physical properties of elements by changing compositions and/or combinations of constituent elements. However, solid-solution phases in alloys are limited to specific combinations of elements. Furthermore, most of the combinations have solid-solution phases in limited regions of composition and temperature. In our previous CREST project, we established the inter-element-fusion science to create innovative functional materials where the immiscible metallic elements in the bulk state are mixing at the atomic level using nanotechnology. We are promoting ambitious and challenging materials research with a multidisciplinary integration of physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.
In the ACCEL project, we will demonstrate our proof of concept, that is, the rational materials design using the density-of-states engineering and desirable creation of novel nano-alloys can be achieved by theoretical prediction for physical and chemical properties. We will also establish the mass-production technology of novel functional nanomaterials and lead our project to collaboration with business partners by supplying our samples.

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