National Institute for Materials Science

National Institute for Materials Science (物質・材料研究機構, Busshitsu-zairyō kenkyū kikō) is an Independent Administrative Institution and one of the largest scientific research centers in Japan. The growth and development of today's scientific research center has passed through several phases in a number of locations: 1956 National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM) was established in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan. In 1979, NRIM opened an office in Tsukuba and by 1995, the institute had moved most of its functions to that location. The Meguro campus continues to exist; and it remains a part of the NRIM successor, the National Institute for Materials Science. 1966 National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) was established in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. NIRIM was moved to Tsukuba in 1972, in the very early stages of the Tsukuba Science City. This event was considered as the first transfer of a national research institute in Japan. 2001 An independent administrative institute NIMS was established in Tsukuba by merging NRIM and NIRIM.

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Gradation-tint smart window

NIMS, Waseda University and Tama Art University developed together smart glass capable of producing various shades on its surface. Unlike the conventional types, the newly developed tinting smart glass allows users to easily ...

dateOct 30, 2017 in Engineering
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Technique to synthesize monolayer films

A NIMS research group has developed a novel technique to synthesize monolayer films composed of neatly tiled two-dimensional materials, such as oxide nanosheets and graphene, on substrate surfaces in as quickly as one minute.

dateAug 03, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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