R&D

Advanced Materials R&D

As a result of continuing to conduct research and development to become the leader of our industry, we have successfully developed many popular Advanced materials. Our TIBREX® brand of potassium titanate is used in brake pads and other applications. Our nickel ultra fine powder is used in internal electrodes of multilayer ceramic capacitors. Our lithium nickelate is used as cathode material in lithium-ion secondary batteries. Finally, our piezoelectric single crystals are used in medical-use ultrasonic probes. We will continue to develop and provide original, high-value-added materials, processes, and applications that meet market needs.

Ultra-fine Metal Powders

Nickel Ultra Fine Powder

Nickel Ultra Fine Powder

We use the chemical vapor deposition technique to manufacture nickel ultra fine powder that has a high level of purity, high level of crystallinity, and a consistent particle size distribution. This material is extensively used in multilayer ceramic capacitors in efforts to reduce size while increasing capacity.

Composite Oxides

ZnO Nanoparticles

ZnO Nanoparticles

As illustrated in the photo, zinc oxide is used to produce polymorphisms such as acicular, hexagonal plate, and spherical nanoparticles that demonstrate powder characteristics. Spherical nanoparticles can be added homogeneously by molecular size of minor components at high packing densities. Some potential applications include sensors and varistors.

Single Crystals

Second-generation Piezoelectric Single Crystals PIN-PMN-PT

Second-generation Piezoelectric Single Crystals PIN-PMN-PT

We have improved the coercive field and phase transition temperature over the first-generation PMN-PT piezoelectric single crystals. This enables a stronger electric field and usage at higher temperatures so that these products can be used in applications such as high-frequency ultrasonic probes as well as sonar and other high-performance transducers.

R&D