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Takada K.,Japan National Institute of Materials Science
Acta Materialia | Year: 2013

The development of lithium-ion batteries has energized studies of solid-state batteries, because the non-flammability of their solid electrolytes offers a fundamental solution to safety concerns. Since poor ionic conduction in solid electrolytes is a major drawback in solid-state batteries, such studies have been focused on the enhancement of ionic conductivity. The studies have identified some high performance solid electrolytes; however, some disadvantages have remained hidden until their use in batteries. This paper reviews the development of solid electrolytes and their application to solid-state lithium batteries. © 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Japan National Institute of Materials Science | Date: 2014-10-22

Provided are a YAG-based single crystal phosphor which produces fluorescence in an unconventional color and a phosphor-containing member and a light emitting device including the single crystal phosphor. Provided is a single crystal phosphor which includes a composition represented by composition formula (Y

A phosphor having different light emission characteristics from the conventional phosphor, having high emission intensity and chemical and thermal stability, combined with LED of less than 450 nm. This phosphor includes an inorganic compound comprising: a crystal represented by Ba

Japan National Institute of Materials Science and Neturen Co. | Date: 2015-06-12

A welding equipment for metallic materials capable of performing heat treatment such as tempering based on partial heating in spot welding is provided. The welding equipment sandwiches metallic materials with a pair of electrodes, and heats different regions of the metallic materials by energization, with the pair of electrodes maintained at the same position with respect to the metallic materials. The welding equipment includes a first heating means connected to the pair of electrodes for heating and welding the internal region of the circle defined by projecting the cross-sectional area of the axis of the electrodes on the metallic materials by applying power having a low first frequency, a second heating means for heating a ring-shaped region along the circle by applying power having a second frequency that is higher than the first frequency, and an energization control unit for independently controlling the first and the second heating means.

Japan Superconductor Technology Inc. and Japan National Institute of Materials Science | Date: 2014-03-07

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for protecting a superconducting coil, which method prevents damage to the superconducting coil caused by a quench or the like, in a new way, without using a voltage (a change in voltage) generated in the superconducting coil. Provided is the method for protecting a superconducting coil made by winding tape-like superconducting wire having a superconducting layer. Power from a power supply is shut off based on the magnitude of a screening field, which is a difference between a measured magnetic field B in a direction of a thickness of the superconducting wire at a predetermined position, and a magnetic field Bcal in the direction of the thickness of the superconducting wire calculated disregarding an effect of screening current.

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