Awarded: Daisuke KATO


Daisuke KATO won Presentation Award of The Annual Meeting of the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan 2017 (TSJ2017) held in Osaka, Japan for his poster “Realization and Thermal Stability Evaluation of Sb-doped Mg2Si with High carrier concentration (translated)”.

Published: Charge screening strategy for ferroelectric domain pattern control


Our paper entitled “Charge Screening Strategy for Domain Pattern Control in Nano-scale Ferroelectric Systems” has been published in Scientific Reports. We experimentally and theoretically demonstrated that the domain pattern in ferroelectric nanorods can be controlled by the charge screening state.

Citation: Sci. Rep. 7, 5236 (2017).

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Published: Indirect measurements of electrocaloric effect in ferroelectric films by PUND method


Our paper entitled “Indirect Measurements of Electrocaloric Effect in Ferroelectric Thin Films by Positive-up-negative-down Method” has been published in J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. PUND polarization measurement was employed to indirectly estimate the electrocaloric effect in ferroelectric films. By subtracting the conductive component from the observed charge profile, the electrocaloric effect was precisely determined.

Citation: J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 125, 441-444 (2017).

Awarded: Shinya KONDO


Shinya KONDO won Young Presentation Award of The 8th International Conference on Electroceramics (ICE2017) held in Nagoya, Japan for his poster “Theoretical Investigation of Influence of Strain on Electro-optic Effect in Ferroelectric Thin Films”.

Lecture: Prof. Paul Muralt


On May 30, Prof. Paul Muralt (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, IEEE-UFFC Distinguished Lecturer) visited us and lectured on electro-mechanical thin films.

Lecturer Lecture title
Prof. Paul Muralt
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, IEEE-UFFC Distinguished Lecturer)
Pushing the Performance of Electro-Mechanical Thin Films

Finalist: Shogo MATSUO


Shogo MATSUO was selected for a finalist of Student Poster Competition of The 2017 Joint IEEE ISAF-IWATMD-PFM held in Atlanta, USA for his presentation “Nonlinear Electric Field Dependence of Electrocaloric Effect in (001)-epitaxial (Ba,Sr)TiO3 Thin Films”.

Awarded: Shogo MATSUO & Kazuki OKAMOTO


Shogo MATSUO and Kazuki OKAMOTO respectively won the incentive award of The 48th meeting of Chubu branch of Atomic Energy Society of Japan held in Nagoya, Japan for their presentations “Indirect Measurements of Electrocaloric Effect in Ferroelectric Thin Films by Positive-up-negative-down Method” and “Development of Nanoimprint Process for Piezoelectric Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 Thin Films toward controlling the Domain Structure”.

Visit & lecture: Prof. Kyle Brinkman


On December 9, Prof. Kyle Brinkman (Clemson University, US) visited us and lectured on energy-related ceramics.

Lecturer Lecture title
Prof. Kyle Brinkman
(Clemson University, US)
Interfacial Control of Ceramic Composites in Energy Conversion and Storage Applications

 

Awarded: Youhei EBIHARA


Youhei EBIHARA won the 3rd place poster award of The 10th Asian Meeting on Electroceramics-2016 (AMEC-2016) held in Taipei, Taiwan for his poster “Structural and Piezoelectric Properties in (111) Tetragonal/Rhombohedral Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Artificial Superlattice Thin Films”.