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Coordination Engineering Laboratory

Hachioji

Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Regents professor

  • Mitsunobu SATO: Professor
  • Nanoscience & nanotechnology
  • Thin film
  • Solar cell & storage battery
  • Biomaterials

Topics of research

1. Fabrication of photovoltaic and conductive thin films
2. Fabrication of thin-film lithium-ion-battery
3. Apatite formation through calcium complexes for tissue engineeing

Research content

Chemical fabrication of thin film materials is a very attractive field of Nano science and technology. The molecular precursor method which has been developed in our laboratory is useful to fabricate thin films of various metal oxides and metal phosphates. Many useful thin films such as Titania and hydroxyapatite etc. can be facilely fabricated by our chemical method. Photocatalytic property of the Titania thin film is applicable in the field of environmental technology to keep clean the air and water using lights including solar light. By applying our unique method, fabrication of new-generation solar cells which are consisted of transparent metal-oxide semiconductive films, as well as thin-film lithium ion batteries, is being challenged. Photovoltaic windows economically fabricated come true! Excellent biocompatibility of apatites coated on metallic substrates or confined in biodegradable polymers can promote the fixation of implant materials in vivo, as well as regenerate the injured parts of teeth or bones. Further investigation of apatites fabrication using the method has the possibility to provide diverse materials in order to develop the tissue engineering. Our thin film technology which is based on the molecular design of metal complexes would contribute to improve the quality of human life, with harmonizing to the environment. Various spectroscopic techniques are employed in our research.