(PRESS RELEASE) World’s First Development and Demonstration of Efficient Search Method for Unconventional Proton Conductors
The research group consisting of Yuta Shimizu, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Junji Hyodo, and Professor Yoshihiro Yamazaki (Kyushu University’s Platform for Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT), Inamori Frontier Research Center and Master’s Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering) in collaboration with Assistant Professor Susumu Fujii (Department of Materials Production Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University), and Chief Researcher Akihide Kuwahara (Nanostructures Research Laboratory, Japan Fine Ceramics Center), have developed a design guidelines for proton-conductive oxides using computation and data science, and have successfully synthesized several unconventional proton-conductive oxides in just one experiment. This material design guideline is expected to significantly advance the development of proton-conducting oxides and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that utilize them. In addition, applying the established search method to other materials is expected to accelerate the development of innovative materials in various fields.
The full version of the press release is available on the website of Kyushu University and can be found here (in Japanese).
Research paper information
Journal: Advanced Energy Materials, 2301892, 2023
Title: Discovery of Unconventional Proton-Conducting Inorganic Solids via Defect-Chemistry-Trained, Interpretable Machine Learning
Authors: Susumu Fujii, Yuta Shimizu, Junji Hyodo, Akihide Kuwabara*, and Yoshihiro Yamazaki*