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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21.09.2021Topics
We have published the research results from July to September 2021. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
23.08.2021Topics
The number of views of the introduction video of Hyper Material has exceeded 2600 times. Thank you to everyone who watched it.

We have released a video introducing "What is Hypermaterials" for children. The content is designed to be enjoyed by the general public, so please take a look!
27.07.2021Topics
R. Tamura(A01) gave an invited talk at Materials Seminar, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
13.04.2021Events
【03.10.2021(Sun.)~07.10.2021(Thu.)】Kick-off meeting of the International Research Network APERIODIC will be held at Carry le Rouet, France. The date has been postponed to October 3rd (Sun.) - 7th (Thu.). For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
12.04.2021Events
【26.11.2021(Fri.)~27.11.2021(Sat.)】The "Physical Property Science Cross-disciplinary study group (joint study group)" will be held at Tokyo University of Science, Katsushika campus. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
12.04.2021Events
【14.12.2021(Tue.)~17.12.2021(Fri.)】 The "MRM2021 Symposium B-1 Hypermaterials" will be held at Pacifico Yokohama North. This international conference doubles as the 7th Hypermaterials Meeting. The deadline for submitting the abstract is May 18th. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
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.
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