Symposia & Program

C : Processing and Characterization of Advanced Muliti-Functional Oxides


Prof. Hiroaki Nishikawa Kindai University
Prof. Nobuyuki Iwata Nihon University
Prof. Tetsuya Yamamoto Kochi University of Technology
Prof. Yuzo Shigesato Aoyama Gakuin University
Dr. Takashi Koida National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


We aim to make this symposium an opportunity to contribute toward the development of advanced functional oxide materials. Oxides have been attracting attention as next generation electronic materials showing unique and novel functionalities. The strong electron and/or spin correlation produces oxides showing various functions such as superconductivity, dielectricity, magnetism and so on. This symposium devotes an exchange of information about the fabrication processes and the properties of functional-oxide based bulk and thin films. The fabrication of novel heterostructures and nanostructures consisting of the different kinds of oxides has been enabling us with the development of innovative functional devices exhibiting unexpected and novel properties in recent years. Interaction between fundamental materials science and applied science will promote our idea and lead to discovery and innovation based on new concept design.


1. Bulk, thin films, heterostructures, nanostructures of functional oxides and their fabrication processes
2. Oxide materials of insulating, superconducting, dielectric, ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, maltiferroic, magnetoelectric, optical, transparent conducting functions
3. Application of oxide thin films for renewable energy: photovoltaics (up- and down-conversion), water splitting, solid oxide fuel cells, advanced batteries, thermoelectrics
4. Functional-oxide based devices and their fabrication
5. Theory and computational science on crystal structure, physical properties, device process and functionality for functional oxide materials