National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan
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The National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya (NIRIN) is one of fifteen national institutes, which belong to the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). In order to play an important technological role on establishment of sustainable growth of the society, the NIRIN aims to develop new functional materials and their processing technologies based on creative research activities.
Present research activities are focused on synthesis of highly functional materials such as (1) ceramics having synergetic structure, (2) 'super metal' having nano-scale grains, (3) ceramics for clearing environmental pollution, (4) bio-ceramics, (5) ceramics showing super plasticity, (6) oxide materials for electronic use, (7) materials related to energy, (8) light metallic materials, (9) functional materials embedded in nano-sized metal-semiconductor clusters, etc. In order to synthesize above-mentioned materials, we are going to develop innovative fabrication processing of materials (so-called "concerto processing") by simultaneous controlling of processing time, space and reaction field. We believe those R&D works contribute to creating a new paradigm of production engineering in the 21st century.