About us

Kajihara Lab. is a new laboratory, launched on April of 2018. We are studying photo-electrofunctional inorganic solids and related materials including ceramics and glasses, which are key materials serving as sustainable urban environment and low-carbon economy. Research interests include development of environment-friendly processes, search and structural-compositional modifications of materials, and their application to functional devices such as phosphors, lasers, and batteries.

Research area

  • Inorganic materials chemistry
  • Functionalization of ceramics, glasses, and silicon-based organic-inorganic hybrids
  • Silica and their applications to optical materials
  • Environmental-friendly synthesis of inorganic materials
  • Efficient energy conversion with inorganic materials
  • Photoinduced phenomena in inorganic solids
  • Interaction of inorganic solids with chemical species

Chronicle

2018.11.24
A paper on the defects in electron- and neutron-irradiated α-quartz, authored by Dr. Linards Skuja (University of Latvia), Dr. Nadège Ollier (University of Paris-Saclay), and colleagues has been published.
2018.11.23
A paper on the properties and nanostructures of polysilsesquioxane (PSQ) liquids and glasses, authored by Ryosuke Seto (MC1 student), Dr. Yohei Onodera (Kyoto University), Dr. Shinji Kohara (NIMS), and colleagues has been published.
2018.09.12
A paper on efficient narrow-band UVB phosphor glasses, authored by Mayu Suda (Master's graduate in FY2017) and colleagues has been highlighted as Inside Front Cover in Dalton Trans. vol. 47, no. 35.
2018.08.11
A paper on efficient narrow-band UVB phosphor glasses, authored by Mayu Suda (Master's graduate in FY2017) and colleagues has been published.
2018.04.01
A paper (PDF) on silica zeolite DDR, authored by Ryo Takahashi (Master's graduate in FY2017), Hirohiko Kato (Master's graduate in FY2015), and colleagues has been published. This paper has been highlighted as Front Cover (cover PDF) & Editor's Choice in J. Ceram. Soc. Jpn. vol. 126, no. 4.
2018.04.01
Kajihara Laboratory launched.