News & Topics

July 08, 2022News
Institute of Light Metals (ILM), Kumamoto University will hold an international seminar using Zoom.
Date & Time14:00-14:45 on July 29th (Fri), 2022
SpeakerProfessor Dipankar Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science
TitlePerspectives in Titanium Metallurgy
Application form is here and the deadline is 28th July 2022.
July 07, 2022News
Web site for LPSO/MFS2022 is ready now. Please visit and register. Looking forward to seeing you at Prince Hotel SHINAGAWA on December 11st, 2022.
Febuary 12, 2019News
The English page is launched today

Research Outline

In order to solve the energy problem and realize a sustainable society, one of the prominent issues in materials science is to develop high-strength, light-weight structural materials. In our research project, we establish the "Kink strengthening phenomenon" as a univerasal strengthen principle, which has been firstly discovered in the LPSO-structured Mg alloy that revealed unusual high-strength beyond theoretical predictions. The LPSO structure can be generally viewed as "Mille-feuille structure", in the sense that they are constructed by alternate stacking of microscopic hard- and soft-layer. Establishing a universal kink principle applicable to any mille-feuille structures will lead to a new academic, innovative area. Furthermore, based on the established "kink stengthening principle", we will be able to design new alloys including Ti and Al alloys and further new polymer materials, providing an exciting opportunity for the development of next generation structural materials.