Material Processing Engineering Laboratory

Developing new materials by nanotechnologies

In the cases where the component materials are made tiny (i.e., nanoparticles consisting of about 200 atoms), the melting point is lowered to one-fifth of their larger version. For instance, the melting point can be lowered to 200°C from 1000°C in these cases. Hence, taking advantage of the wonders seen in nano-sized components can lead to the creation of materials that could not possibly be made before. We succeeded in developing materials by blending with precision the materials that do not blend, such as water and oil. Moreover, our laboratory is developing new materials by using nanotechnologies.
College of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Name
YUMOTO, Atsushi
Academic Society
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
The Surface Finishing Society of Japan
Japan Thermal Spray Society
Nanotechnologies, Magnetic materials, Biomaterials, Next-generation semiconductors, Solar cells, Membrane, Semiconductors, Photocatalysts, Nonferrous metals

Study Fields

Materials science and engineering
Applied physics

For Society

In collaboration with companies, we are developing new methods of material synthesis by using nanotechnologies in order to make magnetic shields, which are used for mobile phones and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, as well as the artificial joints that function as human bones.

Research Themes