Materials science education in Japan

Hiroshi Kamimura, Koichi Kakimoto

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An example of materials science education in Japan is given. Then key factors in materials science education are discussed. We emphasize that it is important to give students a dream and pleasure in new discovery, and the ambition to open a new frontier field by artificially synthesizing a new material. In this respect the following two subjects are chosen as those appropriate for materials science education, in particular for a graduate course; the dream of a room temperature superconductor and the ambition to see crystal growth visually.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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