Toward an innovation of materials science in hyper space

In classical crystallography, crystals have a structure in which atoms are arranged periodically.

In 1984, however, Shechtman et al. reported 5-fold rotational symmetry without translational symmetry in a Bragg reflection image of a rapidly-quenched Al-Mn alloy. The finding indicates that there is a solid-state other than crystals and amorphous solids where atoms are aligned in a quasiperiodic manner. The quasicrystal structure can be explained as a cross-sectional structure of a high-dimensional periodic crystal, with another extra "complementary space" required to describe the atomic structure.

This project aims at establishing a new concept of substances, "hypermaterial", which is a high-level concept that includes the existing concept for substances, and also at creating a new theory that incorporates the concept of hypermaterial.

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26.02.2021Topics
The research paper about Benchmark for Ab Initio prediction of magnetic structures based on cluster multipole theory written by M.-T. Suzuki(A04) and his co-workers has been published in PHYSICAL REVIEW X. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
This paper has been press-released by Tohoku University and published on the Nihon Keizai Shimbun website. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
25.02.2021Topics
A special feature on Hypermaterials was published in Materials Transactions Vol. 62, No. 3 (published March 1, 2021, published online February 25, 2021) of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
25.02.2021Topics
A preprint of a paper on Machine learning to predict quasicrystals from chemical compositions written by Yoshida (A03), Katsura (A03), Tamura (A01) and Kimura (A01) has been released. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
24.02.2021Events
The "15th Hypermaterials Seminar" was held with Zoom. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
02.02.2021Events
The "14th Hypermaterials Seminar" was held with Zoom. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
18.01.2021Events
【03(or4).03.2021(Wed)~05.03.2021(Fri)】 The "25th Quasicrystals meeting(2nd Hypermaterials Young Research Seminar)" will be held with Zoom. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
14.01.2021Events
The "13th Hypermaterials Seminar" was held with Zoom. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
25.11.2020Events
【17.06.2021(Thu)~18.06.2021(Fri)】 Aperiodic2021 Workshop: Aperiodic order and Physical Properties for beginners (International School for Hypermaterials) is postponed to prevent the diffusion of COVID-19. When the details are decided, we will inform you on this page.
25.11.2020Events
【20.06.2021(Sun)~25.06.2021(Fri)】 The 1st Hypermaterials International Conference(Aperiodic2021 Sapporo) is postponed to prevent the diffusion of COVID-19. When the details are decided, we will inform you on this page.
21.07.2020Events
【09.05.2021(Sun)~13.05.2021(Thu)】Kick-off meeting of the International Research Network APERIODIC will be held at Carry le Rouet, France. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
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