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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26.04.2020Events
"The 6th Hyper Material Meeting" will be held online. For further details, please refer to the following link; here.
14.04.2021Topics
Keiichiro Imura(A04) introduced research on new features of icosahedron cluster at "Japanease research.com". In addition, Keiichiro Imura's column on the mysterious properties of quasicrystals was published in the "academist Journal". 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
【07.06.2021(Mon.)~08.04.2021(Tue.)】 The "IRN theory session" will be held with Zoom. 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.
09.03.2021Events
【21.06.2021(Mon)~25.06.2021(Fri)】 Aperiodic2021 Workshop: Aperiodic order and Physical Properties for beginners (1st International School on Hypermaterials) will be held with Zoom. 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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