Program

MATERIALS RESEARCH
MEETING 2019

Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals

2019 DECEMBER 10-14 YOKOHAMA SYMPOSIA

Overview

Agenda

This meeting will bring together a panel of highly-accomplished experts in several interdisciplinary fields of Materials Science and Engineering. Lectures and discussions will encompass basic studies and applications on innovative areas and will address current topics of novel issues. This meeting consists of plenary session, several clusters, and one themed forum. Each cluster consists of multiple symposia and will feature three plenary lectures, which is expected to be a priority research field in near future. The respective symposium provides invited talks, contributed lectures, and posters, focusing on specific topics.

  1. Fundamentals for Materials
  2. New Trend of Materials Research
  3. Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles
  4. Advanced Electronic Materials
  5. Magnet and Spintronics
  6. Energy
  7. Materials for Smart Systems
  8. Green Technology and Processing
  9. Biopolymers

Schedule at a glance

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Plenary Talks

Plenary talks by these outstanding researchers will be held on cross-cutting and rapidly advancing themes focusing on this conference. More information on lectures will be updated soon.

Cluster Keynotes

Fundamentals for Materials

New Trend of Materials Research

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics

Energy

Materials for Smart Systems

Green Technology and Processing

Biopolymers

Symposium

Fundamentals for Materials

Local Atomic Structure Analysis on the Active Center of Functional Materials

Fundamentals for Materials

Scope

This symposium aims to introduce and discuss about the recent cutting edge local atomic structure analysis on the active center of functional materials. Local atomic structure around active center atom plays crucial role in functional materials such as dopant in semiconductor, high temperature ferromagnetic semiconductors or superconductors. The atomic structure around this kind of local specific atom, however, has not been able to be analyzed by a standard structure analysis method of x-ray diffraction (XRD) because this kind of active site has no translational symmetry. Recently this area has grown rapidly by the development of new local structure analysis methods, such as photoelectron holography, X-ray fluorescence holography, neutron holography, CTR holography, electron or X-ray diffractive imaging, stereo atomscope, etc. The atomic structure around dopants in inorganic materials, catalysts, organic devices, active center of protein have been revealed recently.

Topics
  • Active center
  • Functional Materials
  • Atomic-resolution holography
  • Atomic Stereography
  • Diffractive Imaging
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • Neutron
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Hiroshi DAIMON, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kouichi HAYASHI, Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Phil Woodruf, University of Warwick
  • Ian McNulty, MAX IV

Hydrogen in Functional Materials

Fundamentals for Materials

Scope

Hydrogen in materials exhibits a wide range of concentration, high mobility, quantum nature, and superior chemical reactivity. All these features of hydrogen originate from its bonding and size flexibilities. The scope of this symposium is to deepen and exchange the cutting-edge materials science relating to hydrogen (that is, “Element Strategy on Hydrogen” and “Hydrogenomics”) as a guideline to fully utilize hydrogen for developing many kinds of functional materials.

Topics
  • Semiconductor
  • Superconductor
  • Super-ionic Conductor
  • Structural Material, Biomaterial
  • Quantum Beam
  • Computational Approach
  • Energy Generation and Storage
  • Energy and Material Conversion
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Shin-ichi ORIMO, Tohoku University
  • Hidenori HIRAMATSU, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Bjørn C. HAUBACK, Institute for Energy Technology
  • Truls Norby, Unversity of Oslo
  • Chris G. Van de Walle, University of California, Santa Barbara

Recent Advances in Computational Materials Science: Bridging Computations and Experiments

Fundamentals for Materials

Scope

Computational materials science has been playing an indispensable role in recent years in deeply understanding physics and chemistry of materials and even in designing new materials having desired properties in collaboration with experiments. The advance of computational materials science is partly due to continuous developments of computational methods and massively parallel computers. The symposium will highlight recent advances of computational methods and its advanced applications which can tightly bridge large-scale computations and experiments. The topics of the symposium will cover fundamental methodological developments of first-principles electronic structure methods, high-throughput calculations for materials search, and its application to a wide variety of materials having not only fundamental significance and but also industrial importance. The symposium will provide an opportunity for a wide variety of material scientists to share state-of-the-art tidemark of computational materials science.

Topics
  • computational materials science
  • first-principles electronic structure calculations
  • high-throughput calculations
  • massively parallel computations
  • density functional theories
  • spectroscopy
  • computer aided material design
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Taisuke OZAKI, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo

Neutrons for Materials Research

Fundamentals for Materials

Scope

Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) at J-PARC is one of the most powerful neutron and muon facility in the world, aiming at 1MW power. At the present twenty instruments are under operation for user program and one is under commissioning. Based on the characteristic features of neutron and muon, MLF is investigating various kinds of materials such as metals and ceramics, energy materials, polymers, biomaterials, strongly correlated systems, magnetic materials. In the symposium we will mainly focus on new experimental results obtained in MLF as well as new neutron techniques which reveal new aspects of materials.

Topics
  • neutron scattering and imaging
  • muon imaging
  • metals and ceramics
  • energy materials
  • polymers
  • biomaterials
  • strongly correlated systems
  • magnetism
  • super conducting materials
  • liquid and amorphous
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Toshiji KANAYA, J-PARC MLF, KEK
  • Makoto HAYASHI, CROSS

New Trend of Materials Research

Data-Centric Science for Materials Research

New Trend of Materials Research

Scope

In recent years, the application of data-centric science has greatly impacted research and development in various disciplines and industries. In materials science, it is expected not only as a method for discovering useful novel substances among explosively increasing number of candidate materials, but also for classifying or understanding material properties and for analyzing experimental data. This symposium will be planned as a place to raise the discussion of researchers who are opening up research on materials using data-centric science with computer simulations or experiments.

Topics
  • materials informatics
  • data-centric science
  • machine learning
  • computer simulation
  • database
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Shinji TSUNEYUKI, Department of Physics, the University of Tokyo

Materials Integration: Fusion of Materials Science and Experiments through Data Science

New Trend of Materials Research

Scope

In the deployment of new materials into high-performance commercial products, the high cost and time are inevitably required, which is attributable to multiple factors, such as the heavy reliance on experiments, the disconnect between multiscale experiments and multiscale models, and the lack of a suitable framework for facilitating and enhancing the cross-disciplinary collaborations. The emerging discipline of data science is expected to address these key technological gaps. In this session, the potential benefits to the materials innovation that could be obtained from an aggressive adoption of the novel concepts and toolsets offered by data science will be discussed. The fundamental connection between machine learning and material science, and its future application and impact will be also discussed.

Topics
  • Computational materials science assisted by machine learning
  • Derivation of physics-oriented models and knowledge from machine learning techniques
  • Big data approaches to materials development
  • Uncertainty quantification and Bayesian methods in materials science
  • Materials knowledge representation and ontologies
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Junya INOUE, The University of Tokyo

Mathematical Materials Science -Mathematical Approaches for Materials Designs in the Data Driven Society—

New Trend of Materials Research

Scope

Innovative functional materials can be created by recognizing the complex multi-scale hierarchical structures in materials systems from the atom/molecule scale to the macroscopic scale of materials and devices. Therefore, the understanding and the use of the multi-scale hierarchy are fundamental. Advanced Mathematics provides ideas and concepts to describe complex phenomena in disorder systems, random systems, low dimensional structures, and dynamical systems. We discuss mathematical approaches which bring new insight for Materials design in the data-driven society.

Topics
  • Multiscale analysis
  • Inverse Problem
  • Topology
  • Discrete Geometric Analysis
  • Topological Materials
  • Nonequilibrium materials
  • Polymer
  • Carbon network
  • Data driven materials design
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Motoko KOTANI, Tohoku University
  • Kazuto AKAGI, Tohoku University
  • Yasumasa NISHIURA, Tohoku University
  • Shin’ichi OISHI, Waseda University
  • Stephen Hyde, Australian National University
  • Christian Ratsch, UCLA

Topological Materials Science for Innovative Functions

New Trend of Materials Research

Scope

Since the proposal of topological insulators, research on topological materials has been evolving rapidly. Thanks to successful collaborations among theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches, we now know plenty of topological materials. Such topological materials often exhibit novel properties which cannot be realized in non-topological materials. Surprisingly, the number of topological materials is quite large, and some of them are well-known from the past. While the boom of research on topological materials has commenced in the field of electronic systems, the concept of topological materials has now spread over various fields, such as photonics, phononics, and magnonics, and many topological metamaterials has been proposed and realized. Furthermore, in the field of polymers, the concept of topology has been useful in proposing polymers with unique shapes and useful applications. Thus the concept of topological materials now spreads over a number of fields in materials research. The aim of the symposium is to provide an international forum for discussions on topological materials from various research fields, including electronics, photonics, phononics, magnonics, metamaterials, polymer science and so on. In addition to experimental and computational researches, theoretical researches which will be useful for future research on topological materials are welcome.
This symposium is related with JST-PRESTO “Topological Materials Science for Creation of Innovative Functions”, and some presentations will be given by the researchers in this project. Nonetheless, the presenters are not limited to the people in this project, and researchers in a broad range of fields are welcome to give presentations.

Topics
  • topological materials
  • topological insulator
  • topological semimetal
  • surface state
  • quantum anomalous Hall effect
  • topological quantum computing
  • topological polymer
  • topological metamaterial
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Shuichi MURAKAMI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Fundamental Issues of Structural Materials

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Scope

Structural materials with high performance are essential in modern high-tech society, not only for massive construction and transportation systems, but also for electronic devices and medicine, etc. In order to achieve such materials, correct understandings of deformation and fracture phenomena, and design and development through the fundamental knowledge are mandatory. In this symposium, we invite papers that address these issues using experimental and/or theoretical approaches. Materials of our interests include bulk nanostructured metals (BNM), high-entropy alloys (HEA), compositionally complex alloys (CCA), intermetallics, ceramics in addition to conventional metals and alloys. Results of fundamental research on plasticity, fracture and other mechanical properties of such materials from variety of viewpoints, i.e., atomistic, nano-, micro- and macro-scopic length scale are welcome. The symposium will be jointly supported by two research projects funded by MEXT, Japan, i.e., Elements Strategy Initiative for Structural Materials (ESISM) and Grant in Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas on High-Entropy Alloys.

Topics
  • Dislocations
  • Twinning
  • Martensitic transformation
  • Grain boundaries
  • Bulk nanostructured metals
  • High-entropy alloys
  • Compositionally complex alloys
  • First principles and atomistic simulations
  • (S)TEM characterization
  • State-of-the-art analyses on deformation behaviors
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Isao TANAKA, Kyoto University
  • Kiichiro OISHI, Kyoto University

Mille-feuille Structured Light-weight Materials

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Scope

Developing high-strength, light-weight structural materials is one of the prominent issues in materials science. In this session, we discuss an effective material design according to a mille-feuille-type layer structure, which is constructed by alternate stacking of microscopic hard- and soft-layer and expected to realize remarkable high-strength through a unique kink-strengthening phenomenon. Establishing a novel concept “mille-feuille structures and their kink-strengthening” will certainly provide an extended testing ground to develop new alloys and polymers, as next generation light-weight materials.

Topics
  • Structural materials
  • Light alloys
  • Polymers
  • Microstructures
  • Strengthening mechanism
  • Dislocation/Disclination
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Eiji ABE, University of Tokyo
  • Yoshihito KAWAMURA, Kumamoto University
  • Hiromu SAITO, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Hard and Tough Ceramics

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Scope

The symposium will cover a series of studies on mechanical properties of ceramics including diamond related materials and very hard borides, carbides, and nitrides. Studies on the following topics are very welcome to be presented: synthesis and fabrication of new hard and tough materials; novel techniques of mechanical testing to measure hardness, toughness, and strength of materials including micro- and nano-scale testing; ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) including studies on thermal and environmental barrier coatings (TEBCs); strong and tough bioinspired ceramics including ceramics with self-organized multi-scale structure. The purpose of this symposium is the sharing of information between researchers who are interested in enhancing mechanical properties of ceramics.

Topics
  • Tough
  • Hard
  • Oxides, nitrides, carbides
  • Diamond and related materilals
  • Mechanical testing
  • Micro- and nano-scale testing
  • CMCs
  • TEBCs
  • Bioinspired ceramics
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Junichi TATAMI, Yokohama National University
  • Norimasa NISHIYAMA, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Satoshi KITAOKA, Japan Fine Ceramics Center
  • Fumihiro WAKAI, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tough Polymers

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Scope

Plastics, rubber and composites that are strong and tough are essential for accelerated implementation of autonomous, pollution-free electrical vehicles. These materials will also impact all industries that use polymeric materials to achieve societal needs for safety, security and low environmental impact while raising quality of life. This symposium intends to draw researchers across the boundaries of material science, chemistry, physics, mechanics, and rheology to disseminate knowledge on recent breakthroughs in fundamental understanding and preparation of tough and toughened polymers for structural applications. We solicit researchers from related scientific disciplines to present theoretical, experimental, and computational studies in the following topics:
• New chemistry to prepare tough and toughenable polymers
• Physics of fracture and toughening
• Advances in fracture mechanics
• Novel toughening concepts
• Advanced characterization techniques

Topics
  • Polymer
  • Toughness
  • Plastics
  • Elastomer
  • Composite
  • Fracture
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Kohzo ITO, The University of Tokyo

Advanced Electronic Materials

2D Layered Materials

Advanced Electronic Materials

Scope

Two-dimensional (2D) layered compounds are highly anisotropic materials exhibiting unique properties originating at their saturation of chemical bonding within two-dimensional layers. A number of layered materials have been fabricated into monolayers or multilayers, and found to exhibits unexpected properties that are distinct from their bulk counterparts. Such ultrathin materials keep offering novel physical concepts including Dirac electrons, 2D semiconductors, superconductors, magnets, polar metals, and topological matters. Furthermore, the van der Waals nature of the interlayer interaction in these materials allows novel stacking of different materials with a huge lattice mismatch, and even with arbitrary tilting angles. This produces so called van der Waals heterostructures that exceed the conventional concept of epitaxy. Related materials are extremely rich, stemming from single component graphene, silicene, and black phosphorous to transition metal chalcogenides, oxides, Mxene, and MOFs. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for overviewing and discussing the latest progresses in materials, physics, and chemistry of all kinds of 2D layered materials. Topics include synthesis, and basic physical and chemical properties, as well as a vast varieties of functionalities including electronic and optoelectronic devices, catalyst, energy harvesting and storage.

Topics
  • layered materials
  • 2D materials
  • van der Waals heterostructures
  • synthesis
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • functions
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Susumu SAITO, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Yoshihiro IWASA, University of Tokyo
  • Yuanbo ZHANG, Fudan University

Novel Concepts of Electronic Materials Inspired from Complementary and Competing Fields

Advanced Electronic Materials

Scope

So far electronic materials have been designed and developed based on alreadly-estabilished guiding priciples, e.g., seeking morphotoropic phase boundaries in perovskite-type solid solutions for ferroelectric materials and extending chemical composition to multi-coponent comounds in zinc blend-based crystals for semiconductors, While, these guiding priciples have rapidly become obsolete recently. These materials design guidlines in the different fields are being fused and producenovel types of high-performance electronic materials as seen in perovskite-type photovoltaics and light-emitting materials as well as the extention of inorganic semiconductor materials to mixed anion cocmpounds of alkali-earth light metals and early transition metals such as inorganic electride, ZrOS, and topological electronic materials. This symposium will form a platform to share and exchange such novel ideas to develop new electronic funcitonal materials from non-conventional concepts in regard to crystal structures, electronic structures, consitituent elements etc, and covers from materials design concept, their synthesis, and to applications.

Topics
  • Semiconductor
  • Ferro/Dielectrics
  • Novel conept of materials design
  • Non-traditional crystal/electronic structures
  • Synethesis
  • Application
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Toshio KAMIYA, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Science and Technology of Superconductivity

Advanced Electronic Materials

Scope

Symposium on science and technology of superconductivity will bring together experts in material science, experimental and theoretical physics, and applications to address issues at the frontier of the superconductivity. Superconductivity is one of the most attractive research fields since it is the key technology for environments and energy saving. In this symposium, we will exchange the information of superconductivity and discuss about future perspectives.

Topics
  • Superconductivity
  • high-Tc
  • Low-Tc
  • Cuprate
  • Iron-based
  • High pressure
  • BCS (conventional pairing mechanisms)
  • Unconventional pairing mechanisms
  • New materials
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Yoshihiko TAKANO, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
  • Yoshikazu MIZUGUCHI, Tokyo Metropolitan university
  • Naurang Saini, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Hai-Hu Wen, Nanjing University

Wide-bandgap and 2-dimensional Materials, 5th E-MRS & MRS-J bilateral symposium

Advanced Electronic Materials

Scope

We aim to make the symposia an opportunity to contribute toward the development of advanced functional wide-bandgap and two-dimensional (2D) materials. Wide-bandgap materials such as carbides, nitrides, oxides and diamond have been attractive interest for next-generation high-power electronics. 2D materials also provide unique materials platform with rich physics, chemistry and diverse technological applications. Extensive progress has been made in understanding, synthesizing, and characterizing 2D materials such as graphene, and boron nitride. This symposium devotes an exchange of information about the basic material properties of epitaxial layers and substrates, the fabrication processes, and the functional device properties. Interaction between fundamental materials science and applied science will promote our idea and lead to discovery and innovation based on new concept design. Papers related to wide-bandgap materials (SiC, GaN, Ga2O3, diamond, or other materials), 2D materials, and their device applications are solicited, including: (1) material growth and physical properties; (2) process and characterization; (3) device performance and physics; (4) reliability and modeling; (5) novel functional devices and applications.

Topics
  • wide-bandgap materials: carbides
  • nitrides
  • oxides
  • diamond
  • and 2D materials: graphene
  • BN
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Kenji SHIOJIMA, University of Fukui
  • Fumimasa HORIKIRI, SCIOCS Co. Ltd.
  • Hiroshi KAWARADA, Waseda University
  • Akihiro HASHIMOTO, University of Fukui
  • Patrick Chin, Intelligent Epitaxy Technology Inc.
  • Matteo Meneghini, Padova Univ.

Magnet and Spintronics

New Aspects of Understanding Magnetic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics

Scope

High-performance permanent magnets and high-anisotropy magnetic materials are indispensable for realizing high efficiency in electric–mechanical energy conversion devices (motors and generators) and magnetic recordings. In terms of the materials science, material design of compounds having high-anisotropy and high-Curie-temperature is one important issue. Real materials are typical multi-phase, multi-component composite materials; their properties are determined not only by the intrinsic properties of the main phase but also by the interfaces between phases, microstructures etc., hence, multi-scale characterization and theories from an atomic scale to a microscale are required in order to fully understand the macroscopic magnetic behavior. Recent advancement in computational power and methods in electronic theory of magnetism and phase stability, new insights are emerging in understandings of magnetic materials including, in the realm of coercivity theory, magnetization reversal process at finite temperatures, and methodologies in bridging the atomistic and continuum micromagnetic theories, and in the realm of phase stability of novel materials, computation of formation energy for computational screening of candidate compounds for new permanent magnets, and computation-aided thermodynamic assessments. Another emerging area of science is the use of machine learning combined with computational techniques for predicting new compositions and new structures. This symposium will solicit invited talks on the recent important achievements in these fields.

Topics
  • Permanent magnets
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Computational science
  • Critical materials
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Takashi MIYAKE, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Chiharu MITSUMATA, National Institute for Materiasls Science (NIMS)

Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spin Orbit Materials

Magnet and Spintronics

Scope

Since the discovery of giant magnetoresistance, spintronics research has been evolving and has reached a new phase in which the concept of spin currents, i.e., the flow of spin angular momenta, helps us understand various spintronics phenomena. These include all the recently discovered conversion phenomena, such as the direct and inverse spin Hall effects, spin Seebeck and Peltier effects, spin pumping, and the inverse Faraday effect. More recently, Rashba interfaces and the surface states of topological insulators were found to exhibit the so-called Edelstein effect, in which spin-momentum locking behavior brings about non-equilibrium spin accumulation. These interface and surface effects thus provide an effective means of interconversion among spin, charge, and heat currents. Most of the above-mentioned spin conversion phenomena take place at simple nanoscale interfaces between two different types of materials (e.g., magnets, non-magnets, semiconductors, and insulators). These structures may enable us to advance spin-mediated interconversion among physical entities such as electricity, light, sound, vibration, and heat.
The symposium on Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spin-Orbit Materials deals with all the interconversion phenomena among electrons, phonons, magnons, and photons mediated by spins.
The aim of the workshop is to provide an international/global forum for discussions of interdisciplinary issues on “spin torque induced dynamics of spin structures such as domain walls and skyrmions”, “spin to charge conversion phenomena due to spin Hall effects in topological materials and spin momentum locking at the surface and interface states”, “optically induced collective and also coherent quantum spin dynamics” and “thermally and mechanically created spin currents”.

Topics
  • spin orbit interaction
  • spin currents
  • spin Hall effects
  • Edelstein effect
  • spin conversion
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • YoshiChika OTANI, ISSP University of Tokyo
  • Akira OIWA, ISIR Osaka University

Quantum State in Low Symmetry Environment Probed by Advanced Spin Polarized Quantum Beam

Magnet and Spintronics

Scope

Quantum state in low symmetry environment plays a key role in function of materials and life sciences. Aiming to reveal new aspects of such states in local spaces at near surface, interface and large molecules, novel muon imaging methods, ultra slow muon microscope, transmission muon microscope and scanning negative muon microscope, are under development in the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) at J-PARC. This symposium will provide for academic and industrial leaders both current and tomorrow in diverse fields to discuss and exchange their findings and ideas in developping and utilizing the cutting-edge quantum beams.

Topics
  • muon imaging
  • functional materials
  • thin films and multilayers
  • semiconductor
  • spintronics
  • battery
  • catalysis
  • soft matter
  • biomaterials
  • strongly correlated systems
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Koichiro SHIMOMMURA, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSL)
  • Wataru HIGEMOTO, Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA-ASRC)

Energy

Battery Materials for Sustainability

Energy

Scope

There is a pressing need to use renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) as well as to provide efficient storage and supply of mobile energy to enable the battery application of consumer electronics to longer-range commuter electric vehicles. Also, there is a pressing need to use renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal), where “abundance” is an important keyword in materials development, because materials themselves function as a storage host and the amount of materials is directly linked to the amount of energy stored in the device. Materials development is in worldwide competition together with rapid development of advanced spectroscopy, theoretical calculations, and optionally informatics or machine learning. The purpose on this session is to accelerate the synergetic studies by multidisciplinary concept, and to provide active environment to share and discuss the present status and future perspectives of lithium-, sodium-, potassium- batteries, as well as on new battery concepts. Contributions by combined approaches of theory and experiment are particularly welcome. The session will consist of invited lectures, oral contributions, and poster presentations. The topics in the session include but not limited to (1) new electrode materials, (2) new electrolyte materials, (3) electrode-electrolyte interface, (4) advanced spectroscopy, (5) theory and modeling, and (6) new battery concepts.

Topics
  • elements strategy
  • lithium batteries
  • sodium or potassium batteries
  • new battery concepts
  • new electrode materials
  • new electrolyte materials
  • electrode-electrolyte interface
  • advanced spectroscopy
  • theory and modeling
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Atsuo YAMADA, The University of Tokyo
  • Koji OHTA, Kyoto University

Catalysis and Catalyst Materials for Energy and Environment

Energy

Scope

Catalysis is essential in realizing a sustainable society. Various heterogeneous catalysts have been developed to contribute to the environment cleanup such as the purification of exhaust gases from automobiles and industrial plants, to produce important chemicals, and to convert energy efficiently. Recently, new and wide range of catalyst materials affords better designs of active sites that fine-tune the selectivity and activity of specific catalytic processes. “Operando spectroscopy” and “theoretical calculations” have also made remarkable progress in the past few years. Progress in these fields has opened new avenues for the design and development of next-generation catalysts based on new materials. For the future of catalyst and material chemistry, to organize emerging and closer cooperation among these fields seems indispensable. This session, therefore, hopes to lead such a discussion on the present and the future of research at the interface of catalysis, new materials, surface science, and theory by bringing together cutting-edge researchers in wide varieties of expertise. The session will consist of invited lectures, oral contributions, and poster presentations. The topics in the session are (1) new catalytic materials, (2) environmental catalysts, (3) energy conversion, (4) elements strategy, (5) operand spectroscopy, (6) theory and modeling of catalysts, and (7) green & sustainable catalytic processes.

Topics
  • heterogeneous catalysts
  • new catalyst materials
  • environmental catalysts
  • energy conversion
  • elements strategy
  • operando spectroscopy
  • theory and modeling of catalysts
  • green chemistry
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Tetsuya SHISHIDO, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Koji OHTA, Kyoto University

Advancements in Thermoelectric Materials and Applications

Energy

Scope

More than half of the primary energy that we consume is lost as waste heat. In the 20th century, humankind learned to achieve unprecedented control over charge carriers (electrons), spins, and photons, however, advanced control over phonons and thermal energy is still not satisfactory and remains one of the important scientific challenges for the 21st century. Thermoelectrics, which can reliably and compactly convert heat to electricity through solid-state devices using the Seebeck effect without scaling is a promising technology in this regard. (1) Recent advancements in classical and novel materials and (2) theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena, (3) discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat, (4) processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites), (5) development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation, (6) advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration, all indicate the approach of the breakthrough to the first wide scale application of thermoelectric power generation and further utilization of thermoelectric refrigeration. In this symposium, we call for papers which deal with these different aspects of thermoelectrics.

Topics
  • Recent advancements in classical and novel materials
  • Theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena
  • Discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat
  • Processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites)
  • Development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation
  • Advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Takao MORI, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
  • Michihiro OHTA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Synchrotron X-ray Probes for Mesoscale Materials Science

Energy

Scope

The emergent property of materials originates in mesoscale complexity and the feature of structures and dynamics in the range from nanometer to micrometer is a common interest in materials research. For examples, the coercivity of permanent magnets depends on defects and grain boundaries in mesoscales, the ion conduction in battery electrode is dominated by the mesoscale mixture of constituent materials, and the progress of steel fractures is influenced by their mesoscale origin. Recent developments in synchrotron x-ray optics and methods allow for observing the mesoscale structures and dynamics in materials under in-situ and operando conditions.
This symposium aims to bring together researchers from materials science and synchrotron x-ray science and to promote synergistic collaborations between the two fields. The scope of symposium encompasses the breadth of current synchrotron x-ray probes for mesoscale materials science, including scanning x-ray nanoprobes, x-ray microscopes, coherent diffractive imaging, ptychography, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, and others.

Topics
  • Mesoscale Structures and Dynamics
  • Functional Materials
  • Synchrotron X-rays
  • In-situ and operando observations
  • Scanning X-ray Nanoprobes
  • X-ray Microscopes
  • Coherent X-ray Imaging
  • Ptychography
  • X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Time-resolved (or Real-time) observeation
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Yoshiharu SAKURAI, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Rserach Institute
  • Toyohiko KINOSHITA, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Reserach Institute
  • Di-Jing Huang, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center(TPS)
  • Veijo Honkimäki, Europian Synchrotron Radiation Facility(ESRF)
  • Chiu Tang, Diamond Light Source

Materials for Smart Systems

In-field Molecules for Next-generations Flexible Electronics

Materials for Smart Systems

Scope

The purpose of this symposium is to determine the features required for next-generation flexible devices by discussing the expressions of functions of artificial molecular materials placed under different external fields considering their future application to practical electronic devices.
Organic molecular materials have not only various functions, such as electric conductivity, magnetism, and dielectric and optical properties, but also flexibility, malleability, and adiabaticity. The molecular systems in living organisms incorporate these features in a sophisticated way. For example, photosystem II (PSII) functions as a composite electronic device that can smoothly perform optical energy collection, unidirectional energy transfer, charge separation, charge accumulation, electrochemical redox, and electron transfer depending on the external conditions such as the solar light intensity and temperature.
Beyond material synthesis, understanding the behavior of elastic materials at various length scales under both internal and external stresses may enable broader discussion, leading to new processes and applications of these materials.
Cross-disciplinary discussions bridging chemistry, physics, materials science, medical science, electronics, and engineering will be performed for next-generations flexible electronics.

Topics
  • Molecular Electronics
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Field-effect Devices
  • Superconductors
  • Spintronics
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Bioelectronics
  • Soft Robotics
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Tsuyoshi SEKITANI, Osaka University
  • Hiroshi YAMAMOTO, Institute for Molecular Science

Materials Frontier for Transparent Advanced Electronics, 5th Bilateral Symposium between E-MRS and MRS-J

Materials for Smart Systems

Scope

Research and development for wide bandgap oxide materials and their applications have been increasingly pervasive in many fields such as high-performance thin film transistors (TFTs/TTFTs) or storage devices, renewable energy technologies, various kinds of display devices, and many other optoelectronic applications. In particular, transparent oxide semiconductors (TOSs) and amorphous oxide semiconductors (AOSs) have attracted much attention as high-performance channel materials for thin film transistors. Moreover, transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) have also been the key enabling materials for the emerging technologies driving the sophisticated applications needed to realize a “Ubiquitous Information Society” and a “Universal Design”. These topics will be discussed in a framework of traditional and emerging fields of oxide materials and their device applications including but not limited to: TOSs, AOSs and TCOs for high-performance TFTs/TTFTs, solar cells, displays, lighting, storage, flexible electronics and other transparent electronics.

Topics
  • Materials for transparent oxide electronics
  • Materials for metal nano-network or carbon based transparent electronics
  • Indium-based or Indium-free high performance transparent conducting oxides
  • Theory-based guidance for new materials development and optimization
  • Solution processing and printing of transparent electrodes, transistors and sensors
  • Applications of transparent materials for renewable energy technologies including photocatalysts and smart window systems
  • Applications of transparent materials to new and emerging electronics
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Yuzo SHIGESATO, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Nobuto OKA, Kindai University

Perovskite and Metal Halide Materials Based Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics

Materials for Smart Systems

Scope

Solution-processable halide perovskite materials and organic inorganic hybrid perovskite materials exhibit unique optical properties and high performance in excited state charge transfers for applications to photovoltaic cells (perovskite solar cells) and optoelectronic devices. Scope of this symposium includes fundamental studies on the theoretical design, chemical and physical evaluation of perovskite-related photoconductive materials, investigation of their crystallization processes, methods of thin film preparation, fabrication of devices, and their applications to energy conversion, optical sensing, light-emitting, and other optoelectronic functions. Environmental assessment and material recovery/recycling of these devices also provide a topic of this symposium. As the highly interdisciplinary field bridging chemistry and physics, science of perovskite-based photovoltaics and optoelectronics focused in this symposium will promote discussion of people working in the wide range of discipline, triggering international collaboration between young researchers.

Topics
  • perovskite
  • lead halide
  • organic inorganic hybrid
  • photovoltaics
  • optoelectronics
  • solution process
  • crystallization
  • conversion efficiency
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Tsutomu MIYASAKA, Toin University of Yokohama
  • Yoshihiko KANEMITSU, Kyoto University
  • Udo Bach, Monash University
  • Hyun Suk Jung, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Hao-Wu Lin, National Tsing Hua University
  • Tetsuhiko MIYADERA, AIST
  • Hideo OKITA, Kyoto University
  • Taiho Park, POSTECH
  • Atsushi WAKAMIYA, Kyoto University

Plasmonic Materials: from Fundamentals to Applications

Materials for Smart Systems

Scope

In recent years, a variety of plasmonic materials and devices have been developed, because we can control light on the micro- and nanoscale while exploring the fundamental limits of light manipulation. The session will cover major topics of plasmonic materials including synthesis and fundamental plasmonic properties in both metallic and heavily doped semiconductor structures and their applications. An emphasis will be placed on how materials can be designed, formed, and engineered to achieve high functionality. One of the goals of the session will be to get together experts in the field of physics, chemistry, and biology to have a fruitful discussion on relative merits for future collaborations and applications.

Topics
  • SERS
  • plasmon-exciton coupling
  • plasmon propagation
  • metamaterials
  • hot carriers
  • sensing
  • bio-plasmonics
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Toshiharu TERANISHI, Kyoto University
  • Tatsuya TSUKUDA, The University of Tokyo
  • Jwa-Min Nam, Seoul National University
  • Jill E. Millstone, University of Pittsburgh
  • Keiko TAWA, Kansei Gakuin University

Synchrotron X-ray Characterization of Function Material Thin Films and Fine Particles

Materials for Smart Systems

Scope

Many electronic devices, such as integrated circuits, liquid crystal displays, light emitting diodes and so on, are fabricated by thin film forming processes of various materials. Controlling thin film forming process is one of essential technologies to create new function devices for IoT. Precise and quantitative characterizations of thin films are fundamental techniques to control thin film formation. X-ray diffraction and scattering with synchrotron radiation are powerful tools for thin film characterization. Fine particles, such as catalysts, are also important materials as well as thin films, and intensively studied by X-ray spectroscopies with synchrotron radiation.
Recent progress in every aspect of science and technology related with characterization of organic and inorganic thin films, fine particles, solid-solid, liquid-solid, gas-solid interfaces with using X-ray of synchrotron radiation, will be discussed together in symposium. Topics of instruments for X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopies (XAFS and XPS), data analysis, equipment to control circumstance of sample, combination of X-ray scattering and other characterization techniques (measuring electric, magnetic, thermal properties etc.). Studies on surface, interface, thin films and fine particles of function materials by X-ray of synchrotron radiation are also included.

Topics
  • Thin films
  • Interface
  • Fine particles
  • Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (scattering)
  • Crystal truncation rod
  • X-ray spectroscopies (XAFS and XPS)
  • Catalyst
  • Coating
  • Erosion/Etching
  • Passivation (Adsorption/Desorption)
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Ichiro HIROSAWA, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
  • Toyohiko KINOSHITA, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Reserach Institute
  • Jong Hyun Kim, Industrial Technology Convergence Center, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (POSTECH)
  • Anna Stenstam, CR Competence

Green Technology and Processing

Advanced Water Science and Technology

Green Technology and Processing

Scope

“Water” is the closest substance to humankind. Over recent years, “Water Science” has at long last entered a new phase with the advent of advanced analytical devices and simulation methods. In the industrial realm, water continues to play a central role, though even in a supporting role, it is indispensable. Not only in the processing of drinking water, water and sewage supply and environmental water but across a spectrum of engineering and medical fields water has a substantial role. These include nano-processing, nano-control of physical properties, drainage devices, material-surface processing, hydrothermal reaction, electric storage systems, C1 chemistry, high-purity cleaning, bio-materials, medicine development and so on. In this point of view, the “Symposium on Advanced Water Science and Technology” is aimed to be held in MRM 2019. The goals of this symposium are not only to discuss the fundamental of water science related to materials, environment and energy but also to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers to exchange information, view, perspectives, and ideas on the new scientific understanding, novel techniques, and upcoming industrial applications of water-related technology.

Topics
  • Fundamentals in Water Science
  • Water Science for the Environment
  • Water Functionalities
  • Water Applications
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Osamu TAKAI, Kanto Gakuin University
  • Katsuya TESHIMA, Shinshu University

Plasma-Based Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Materials for Energy and Environment

Green Technology and Processing

Scope

Plasma process is a key technology for synthesis of functional nanomaterials, which can evolve into industrial fabrication platforms for energy and environment. In addition to a variety of conventional plasma processes, much attention has been paid to novel plasma technologies including atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasmas, which have been actively studied for applications to surface modifications and ultra-high-rate fabrication of functional nanomaterials. Major objective of this session is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers in research areas including plasma technologies and nanomaterials to enhance discussions on latest achievements and challenges on the frontier of plasma-based synthesis, processing and characterization of materials.

Topics
  • plasma
  • processing
  • characterization
  • energy
  • environment
  • solar cells
  • nanomaterials
  • thin films
  • CO2 reduction
  • surface modification
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Masaharu SHIRATANI, Kyushu University
  • Kunihiro KAMATAKI, Kyushu University
  • Kazuo TERASHIMA, The University of Tokyo
  • Yuichi SETSUHARA, Osaka University
  • Jin-Hyo Boo, Sungkyunkwan University

Advanced Functional Oxides: Processing, Characterization and Devices, 5th E-MRS & MRS-J bilateral symposium

Green Technology and Processing

Scope

This symposium will provide multidisciplinary discussions for diverse oxide materials of bulk, thin films, heterostructures, nano-structures, particles, and composites with a wide range of topics: materials design & fabrication, characterization, processing, application and devices. Topics of the recent progress in gas sensors, spin electronics, transparent semiconducting and/or conductive oxides as well as resistive switching are also included. Not only experimental approaches but also theoretical approaches including ab-initio electronic calculations are welcome to this symposium. A variety of materials properties will be discussed such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, multiferroicity, electrical conductivity, superconductivity, thermoelectricity, optical transparency, and catalytic behavior. Oxides have been attracting attention as next generation electronic materials showing unique and novel functionalities, determined by the crystal structure, composition, defects, the effects of strain, interfaces and doping, which are key parameters allowing the tuning of properties must be fully understood. Interface phenomena between oxides and/or between oxides and other materials such as nitrides, carbides, amorphous-phase materials, and polymers, are also relevant as new properties can emerge. In addition, many applications require the use of low cost deposition methods, while others require the integration of the oxides on suitable platforms, such as semiconducting wafers or flexible polymer substrates. Interaction between fundamental materials science and applied science & engineering will promote and develop our own idea and lead to discovery and innovation based on new concept design. We encourage a variety of scientists and engineers to submit papers for a wide range of topics to this symposium.

Topics
  • Functional oxide materials of bulks
  • Thin films
  • Heterostructures
  • Insulators, superconductors, electric & ferroelectrics
  • Ferromagnetics, multiferroics, magnetoelectrics, optics
  • Transparent conductive related oxides
  • Application of oxide thin films for renewable energy
  • Processing of oxide thin films by physical & chemical methods
  • Theory and computational science on crystal structure
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Tetsuya YAMAMOTO, Kochi University of Technology
  • Nobuyuki IWATA, Nihon University
  • Kohei FUJIWARA, Tohoku University
  • Valentin Craciun, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
  • Hiroaki NISHIKAWA, Kindai University
  • Tetsuo TSUCHIYA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Florencio Sanchez, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
  • Robert L. Z. Hoye , University of Cambridge

A3+ Lead-free Piezoelectric Materials and Applications

Green Technology and Processing

Scope

Lead (Pb)–based piezoelectric materials are well known as their excellent piezoelectric properties, which are widely used in industrial applications. However, considering the toxicity of lead and environmental protection, there is a general awareness for development of lead-free piezoelectric materials as evidenced from the RoHS legislation passed by the EU. The different class of materials is now being considered as potentially attractive alternatives to PZT-based perovskites for various applications. Then, the purpose of this symposium is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, and technologists to discuss and exchange ideas in understanding fundamentals of lead-free ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics; improving processing technologies for high-performance lead-free piezoelectric ceramics including thin/thick films, composites, TGG, and single crystals; characterization techniques and property-structure relationship studies; applications of lead-free piezoelectric materials. This symposium is also intended to bring together scientists, engineers, research staffs and students from Asian 3 countries (A3: China, Korea and Japan) plus some other countries (A3+), active in the field of ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials .

Topics
  • lead-free
  • piezoelectrics
  • ferroelectrics
  • ceramics
  • single crystals
  • thin/thick films
  • composites
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Hajime NAGATA, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Ichiro FUJII, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Satoshi WADA, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Yasuhiro YONEDA, Japan Atomic Energy Agency / SPring-8, Japan
  • Jing-Feng Li, Tsinghua University, China
  • Guorong Li, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Jae-Ho Jeon, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
  • Shujun Zhang, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Naratip Vittayakorn, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Intelligent Material Processes with Low Environmental Load and Energy Consumption

Green Technology and Processing

Scope

This symposium will cover a broad range of topics related to the science and technology of advanced processes for materials and device fabrications. Special emphasis will be placed on the emerging process technologies with low environmental load without high energy consumption. Presentations on academic, technical, and industrial research are welcomed.

Topics
  • Solution Processes
  • Hydrothermal
  • Sol Gel
  • Plating
  • Ink-Jet Process
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Nobuhiro MATSUSHITA, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Tomoaki WATANABE, Meiji University
  • Hajime WAGATA, Meiji University

Biopolymers

Bio-based Polymers

Biopolymers

Scope

Bio-based polymers have increasingly become important for development of environmentally benign materials. Both fundamental and applied researches regarding bio-based polymers have been extensively carried out worldwide. Various types of polymers (aliphatic and aromatic polyesters, polyamides including polypeptides, polysaccharide derivatives, etc.) have been produced, and them-based blends, alloys, and composites materials have been also developed so far. Developments of these polymers with the aim of striking a balance between human activities and the natural environment must lead to innovation towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. This symposium focuses on resent progress in bio- and chemo-syntheses of new bio-based polymers, modification and functionalization of bio-based polymers for new applications, high-performance polymers utilizing bio-based aromatics, preparation and structural regulation of biocomposites, investigations on structure-property and structure-function relationships of bio -based polymers, bio-based soft and elastic polymers, and recent industrial applications of them. In order to create new visions of bio-based polymers for the future, this symposium will provide transdisciplinary discussion between scientific and applied researchers in various fields.

Topics
  • Bio- and chemo-syntheses of bio-based polymers
  • Modification and functionalization of bio-based polymers
  • Preparation and structural regulation of biocomposites
  • Efficient utilization of bio-based chemicals for polymeric materials
  • Industrial applications of bio-based polymers
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Hideki ABE, RIKEN CSRS

Environmentally Degradable Polymers

Biopolymers

Scope

Although commonly distributed biodegradable plastics can be naturally degraded in soil microflora, marine microflora are generally much smaller abundance, therefore natural degradation is really slow time scale in the marine environment. Therefore, degradation steps both macroplastics and microplastics in marine environment are critical issues in the 21th century. Microplastics are one of the degradation products of all fragmented plastics and may be small to very small, including just beads, filament and foam, with a range of compositions. The presence of microplastics in the ecosystems has been reported in the scientific literature since the 1970’s, and there are growing concerns about potential effects in biota, but many pressing questions regarding their impacts remain unresolved.
The session highlights the latest progress in two kinds of topics; 1)Polymer degradation from land to marine environment, and new developments of sustainable materials, and 2) The microplastic research in the environmental fate, behavior, abundance, and also their effect for human life style.

Topics
  • Environmental monitoring and analysis
  • Evaluation for environmental degradation
  • Sustainability and ecological effect on polymers
  • Polymer-microbe interaction
  • Materials informatics for polymer design
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Jun KIKUCHI, RIKEN CSRS
  • Sijun Dong, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Biodegradable Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Biopolymers

Scope

-- Coming Soon --

Topics
  • Design and characterization of biodegradable polymers
  • Biodegradable polymers for surgical treatments
  • Biodegradable polymers for drug delivery systems
  • Biodegradable polymers for regenerative medicine
  • Biodegradable polymers for 3D bio-printing
Invited Speakers

-- Coming Soon --

Organizers
  • Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tohoku University

Themed Forum

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Exhibition

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