Awarded: Kouji SARUWATARI


Kouji SARUWATARI won the poster award of the annual meeting of The Japanese Society for Neutron Science held in Nagoya, Japan for his poster on structural analysis of proton conductive Ce1-xLaxO2-x/2.

Awarded: Shogo MATSUO


Shogo MATSUO won the poster award of The 36th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan held in Kawasaki, Japan for his poster “Influence of Residual Strain and Applied Electric Field on Electrocaloric Effect in Epitaxial (Ba, Sr)TiO3 Thin Films”.

Published: Clapping angle in the a/c-domain structured-nanorods


Our paper entitled “Fabrication of Tetragonal Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Nanorods by Focused Ion Beam and Characterization of the Domain Structure” has been published in IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Control. The clapping angle in the a/c-domain structured-nanorods varied with the rod width.

Citation: IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelect., Freq. Control 63, 1642-1646 (2016).

Published: Suppression of island growth in PLZT films by two-step technique


Our paper entitled “Significant Suppression of Island Growth in Epitaxial (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 Thin Films by Two-step Growth Technique” has been published in J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. The initial low temperature deposition greatly suppressed the island growth of PLZT film, which is necessary for realizing thin film-based electro-optic devices.

Citation: J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. 124, 1127-1131 (2016).

Awarded: Shogo MATSUO


Shogo MATSUO won the Excellent Poster Award of The 29th Fall Meeting of The Ceramic Society of Japan held in Hiroshima, Japan for his poster “Field Dependence of Electrocaloric Effect in Ferroelectric (Ba, Sr)TiO3 Thin Films”.

Awarded: Tomoaki YAMADA

Tomoaki YAMADA won the Best Young Researcher Presentation Awards of the 33th Meeting on Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications (FMA33) held in Kyoto, Japan for his presentation “Influence of Charge Screening at Interface of Tetragonal/Rhombohedral Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 Artificial Superlattice Thin Films on the Piezoelectric Property”.