|Design of Metallurgical Function Materials
The research of the laboratory is mainly focused on
quasicrystals and related intermetallic compounds - their structure,fundamental
properties and applications.Quasicrystals are a new form of solids
with unusual atomic structures and thus with unusual properties.
Therefore,novel applications are expected.Fundamental studies
include discovery of new quasicrystals,production of single
quasicrystals,their structural analysis and study of their surfaces.
Research work on applications such as development of composite
materials such as quasicrystal-reinforced high-strength magnesium
alloys and quasicrystal based catalysts are in progress.Designing
of new kind of metallic catalysts with novel functions is being
carried out from the physical metallurgy point of view.
X-ray transmission laue patarn of In-Ag-Yb single quasicrystal