New functionalities in abundant element oxides: Ubiquitous element strategy

Hideo Hosono, Katsuro Hayashi, Toshio Kamiya, Toshiyuki Atou, Tomofumi Susaki

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Abstract

While most ceramics are composed of ubiquitous elements (the ten most abundant elements within the Earth's crust), many advanced materials are based on rare elements. A 'rare-element crisis' is approaching owing to the imbalance between the limited supply of rare elements and the increasing demand. Therefore, we propose a 'ubiquitous element strategy' for materials research, which aims to apply abundant elements in a variety of innovative applications. Creation of innovative oxide materials and devices based on conventional ceramics is one specific challenge. This review describes the concept of ubiquitous element strategy and gives some highlights of our recent research on the synthesis of electronic, thermionic and structural materials using ubiquitous elements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034303
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)

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