Research Towards Applications

Edited by

  • Hideo Hosono, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Frontier Collaborative Research Center, Japan
  • Yoshinao Mishima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Japan
  • Hideo Takezoe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Japan
  • Kenneth MacKenzie, Victoria University of Wellington, Advanced Materials Group, New Zealand and Visiting COE Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Japan

A research project at the Tokyo Institute of Technology – dedicated to fostering innovation in the field of nanomaterials – was selected as one of the 21st Century COE (Center of Excellence) programs. The achievements of this COE program, which builds on the strong tradition of materials science in the Institute, are summarized within this book. Nanomaterials - Research Towards Applicationsis divided into four main parts:(1) Revolutionary Oxides(2) State-of-the-Art Polymers(3) Nanostructure Design for New Functions, and (4) Nanostructure Architecture for Engineering Applications.
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Materials Scientists and researchers, graduate students, chemists, and any scientists involved in break-through nanomaterials research


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044964-7

Table of Contents

Part I: Revolutional Oxides1. Function Cultivation in Transparent Oxides Utilizing Natural and Artificial Nanostructures (H. Hosono and M. Hirano)
2. The Role of Lattice Defects in Oxides (M. Itoh)
3. Size Effect of Ferroelectric and High Permittivity Thin Films (H. Funakubo)Part II: State-of-the-Art Polymers4. Photonic Devices using Liquid Crystal Nanostructures (H. Takezoe)
5. Nanocylinder Array Structures in Block Copolymer Thin Films (K. Kamata, T. Iyoda)
6. Nano-Size Charge Inhomogeneity in Organic Materials (T. Mori)Part III: Nanostructure Design for New Functions7. Size Control of Nanostructures by Quantum Confinement (H. Hirayama)
8. Grain Boundary Dynamics in Ceramics Superplasticity (F. Wakai, A. Domínguez-Rodríguez)
9. Nanostructure Control for High-Strength and High-Ductility Aluminum Alloys (T. Sato)Part IV: Nanostructure Architecture for Engineering Applications10. Nanoporous Materials from Mineral and Organic Templates (K. Okada, K.J.D. MacKenzie)
11. Enhancement of Thermoelectric Figure of Merit through Nanostructural Control on Intermetallic Semiconductors toward High Temperature Applications (Y. Mishima, Y. Kimura, S. Wng Kim)
12. Smart Coatings - Multilayered and Multifunctional in-situ Ultrahigh-Temperature Coatings (H. Hosoda)