Almost 40 years have passed since I started materials research carrier. I feel the most exciting research is cultivating new frontier in which fundamentals and applications are not differentiated, and the most attractive point of materials research is its huge impact on our society if research is successful and meets with demands of the society. In this seminar，I talk on several excitements in my materials research. Concretely, the following 3 cases are introduced, from basic idea of transparent amorphous oxide semiconductors as a novel class of amorphous semiconductors and their TFT application (IGZO) to flat panel displays, from creation of stable electride to element strategy and catalyst green ammonia synthesis, and from discovery of iron-based superconductors to finding of potential for wire and bulk magnet.
Materials research is much more exciting than I expected first and uncultivated and fertile frontiers are in front of us.
Hideo Hosono 细野秀雄英国皇家学会外籍院士