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The Comprehensive Research and Survey Project on
Conjugate Materials

Innovative new glasses to be called as "Conjugate Materials" are expected to be realized in the near future, which should have excellent functions such as crack-proof structure, applicability to high-density light memory devices, etc. to help evolve information technology. These functions have not been realized only by single phase structural materials such as ordinary-type glass. Therefore, it is indispensable to develop new materials composed of multi-phase structures inside glass. In order to achieve the above objectives, technological research and development activities are now vigorously conducted all over the world to construct a certain orderly micro structure of inorganic or organic clusters inside glass.
In this research and survey project, it is aimed to investigate and study the present conditions and anticipated progress all over the world, and to propose future directions under which technological R&D efforts should be strengthened.