Publicly Offered Research

Publicly Offered Research

"Hypermaterials" refer to a group of substances such as quasicrystals and approximant crystals, which are uniformly described in a high-dimensional space including the "complementary space". For example, a three-dimensional quasicrystal is a three-dimensional cross-sectional structure of a six-dimensional periodic crystal, and another three-dimensional space called "complementary space" is required to describe the structure. In this research project, we will establish and utilize data science in the complementary space and collaborate to synthesize new hypermaterials such as semiconducting, ceramic, polymer quasicrystals, and magnetic, quantum critical, and superconducting quasicrystals. In addition, we will pursue various physical properties closely related to high dimensions and symmetry that is impossible with conventional crystals, such as abnormal high temperature specific heat and abnormal heat conduction. Furthermore, by describing the atomic behavior, magnetic, electronic, phonon states, etc., of hypermaterials in the complementary space, which are complex in real space, we will search for hidden orders behind the complexity in a high-dimensional space, and aim to create new materials science.

We expect complementary researches that are not covered by the planned research groups. Applicants do not need to have quasicrystal research experience in the past, and once selected, they will conduct research in collaboration with the planned research groups. Samples can also be provided. Research group A01 will challenge to synthesize not only metal-based but also semiconductor-based, oxide-based, and polymer-based quasicrystals. In particular, proposals from ceramics and polymer specialists are highly welcomed. Research group A02 invites proposals on structural studies related to high-dimensional crystallography and evaluative analysis of high-dimensional crystals. Research group A03 welcomes new ideas on crystallography, first-principles calculations, structure / property prediction by data science, and high-dimensional band calculation methods. Research group A04 invites research proposals closely related to high dimensions and symmetry: investigations of new physical properties, developments and proposals of new experimental methods, and related theoretical researches, including mathematics. In addition, applied and practical researches that take advantage of the properties of hypermaterials are also invited. All research groups welcome challenging proposals especially from female and young researchers.

Please refer to following link for details about applications
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shinkou/hojyo/boshu/1394559.htm
(Page for downloading application guidelines and application forms for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research-KAKENHI)
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/shinkou/hojyo/boshu/1394561.htm

Research Group Upper Limit of Annual Budget (Million yen) Number of research projects scheduled to be selected
A01 Synthesis of Hypermaterials Experimental research: 4
Experimental research or Theoretical research: 2
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A02 Structure of Hypermaterials
A03 Hypermaterials Informatics and the Search for Hidden Orders
A04 Physics of Hypermaterials and the Search for Hidden Orders