Functional Materials Chemistry Unit

To develop the new materials needed by society, such as those with superconductivity, photo-catalysts and solid electrolytes, it is necessary to identify highly effective ways to construct and apply materials. This research group provides educational and research programs to give students applicable knowledge involving the characteristics of strongly correlated cutting-edge electronic properties, band structure analysis, nanostructure search and bulk/interface structures. Students will also acquire knowledge of technologies for controlling material structures and developing materials with both microscopic and macroscopic perspectives geared toward the manifestation of physical considerations such as multi-ferroic properties, half-metal properties and photoinduced functions. The group also offers educational and research programs to provide the knowledge and techniques required to develop new promising materials for expansion to applications through advanced material synthesis, refined structural analysis and evaluation of physical properties.