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About us

Kajihara Lab. is a new laboratory, launched on April of 2018. In FY2020 Prof. Takashi Takei and Prof. Takashi Yanagishita have joined. 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, diffusion, and chemical reactions in/on inorganic solids

Chronicle

2024.05.14
A paper on methylsilsesquioxane-based organic–inorganic hybrid (DT-type methyl silicone) liquids and thermosetting resins, co-authored with Mr. Takuma Yoshida (MC graduate in FY2023), Dr. Satoshi Yoshida (AGC Inc), and colleagues has been highlighted as Front Cover in Polym. Chem. Vol. 15, No. 19.
2024.05.07
A paper on silsesquioxane-based fast proton conductors, co-authored with Mr. Hirotaka Itakura (DC1 student) and colleagues has been published.
2024.04.16
A paper on methylsilsesquioxane-based organic–inorganic hybrid (DT-type methyl silicone) liquids and thermosetting resins, co-authored with Mr. Takuma Yoshida (MC graduate in FY2023), Dr. Satoshi Yoshida (AGC Inc), and colleagues has been published.
2024.03.14
A paper on glass-ceramics of a new lithium-ion-conducting sodalite
Li8B6Si6O24Cl2, co-authored with Mr. Hidechika Arima (MC graduate in FY2022), Mr. Naoto Tezuka (MC graduate in FY2016), and colleagues received the Award of the Best Student Papers JCS-Japan, 2023, the Ceramic Society of Japan.
2024.02.29
A paper on the mechanical and electrochemial properties of PBI-incorporated 3DOM PI separators, co-authored with Mr. Yuma Shimbori (DC3 student), Mr. Shinnosuke Ooga (MC graduate of Kanamura Lab. in FY2021), and Prof. Kiyoshi Kanamura (Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences), has been published.
2024.01.27
A paper on the single-crystal X-ray structure analysis of alkali boracite Li4B4Al3O12Cl and Na4B4Al3O12Cl, co-authored with Mr. Sho Yoshino (MC2 student), Mr. Hidechika Arima (MC graduate in FY2022), and colleagues has been published.
2023.12.28
A paper on the rechargeable lithium metal batteries utilizing 3DOM PI separators and highly concentrated ionic liquid electrolytes, co-authored with Mr. Yuma Shimbori (DC3 student), Dr. Kei Nishikawa (NIMS), and Prof. Kiyoshi Kanamura (Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences), has been published.
2023.11.13
Prof. Kajihara gave an ivited talk entitled "Synthesis and characterization of lithium-ion-conducting boracite and sodalite glass-ceramics" on ICG2023 (Hangzhou, China).
2023.11.06
A paper on temperature dependence and fabrication of a prototype lamp of an efficient narrow-band UVB silica–(Gd,Pr)PO4 transparent glass-ceramic phosphors, co-authored with Mr. Shingo Nakagawa (MC graduate in FY2022), Mr. Ryosui Nakagawa (MC graduate in FY2019), Ms. Mayu Suda (MC graduate in FY2017), ORC Manufacturing Co. Ltd, and colleagues has been published.
2023.07.01
A paper on glass-ceramics of a new lithium-ion-conducting sodalite
Li8B6Si6O24Cl2, co-authored with Mr. Hidechika Arima (MC graduate in FY2022), Mr. Naoto Tezuka (MC graduate in FY2016), and colleagues has been published.