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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY

YAMAGUCHI AkiraAssociate Professor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Frontier Materials and Function Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Frontier Matter and Function Engineering
Keywords Hydrogen Energy-related Materials, Thin Materials, Ecological Materials
Summary Fuel-cell vehicles and fuel cells for domestic use are expected to be widely used in the near future. To promote their spread, it is essential to develop inexpensive, highly sensitive and highly durable hydrogen sensors. There is also a strong demand for the development of lower-priced and energy saving hydrogen-selective permeable films that are required to supply highly purified hydrogen to fuel cells and to improve the quality of other fuels. To meet these demands, I have developed a novel nanocomposite thin film on my own. This is a very promising material that can be used as a high-performance hydrogen sensor when combined with rare earths such as yttrium, and as a hydrogen-selective permeable film when combined with a porous substrate.
Research Fields Material Physics, Thin Films and Surface Science, Ecomaterials
Subjects Structure of MaterialsII, Computer Programming
[Master's Programs] Advanced Energy Materials
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Structure Control of Materials II
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