The Comprehensive Research and Survey Project on
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
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.