Symposium D-4: Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Energy and Sustainable Society

The symposium lasted for three days.  On the first day, we had session on thin film and nano sheets fabricated by various methods.  After the poster session (about 32 posters) for 2 hours, there was hydrothermal synthesis session.  On the second day, we first concentrated on low-thermal-conductive and thermoelectric materials, materials design, YBCO and Perovskite related materials.  Last session was on battery material.  On the third day, photoelectrochemical and magnetic properties of various materials were discussed.  One of the talks that attracted audience attention was on spinodal decomposition induced by magnetic field.  We find that there are areas related to advanced ceramics and composites where we should work hard to maintain sustainable society.