Liquid State Materials Laboratory

Mastering a world of super high temperatures with the space technologies

In an environment where the temperature exceeds 2000° C, almost all the substances around us will melt or evaporate. It is possible, however, to synthesize new substances that, thus far, no one has been able to find by cooling the extremely high temperature to room temperature at once. Hence, our laboratory is studying the atom arrangement and properties of the substances subject to extremely high temperatures by using a method that combines the electrostatic levitation method, which we jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and the synchrotron radiation method of the Spring-8 facility.
Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Name
MASAKI, Tadahiko
Academic Society
The Physical Society of Japan
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
The Japan Society of Microgravity Applicaiton
New materials, Measurement technologies, Alloys, Non-container process

Study Fields

Materials science and engineering
Applied physics
Aeronautical engineering

For Society

Our students are expected to acquire knowledge of various substances by melting them. Moreover, through experiments conducted in extremely high temperatures and under microgravity, they will learn various production technologies and basic safety control measures.

Research Themes