|Affiliation||Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Fields of Research||Physical Metallurgy|
|Degree||Dr. Eng. (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology)|
|Academic Societies||The Japan Institute of Metals / The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan / The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society / The Japan Institute of Light Metals / The Thermoelectrics Society of Japan / The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers / The Society of Mate|
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|Laboratory website URL||http://martens.me.tut.ac.jp/|
|Researcher information URL||Researcher information|
In order to high-functionalization (of mechanical property) in metals beyond conventional knowledge, we perform multi-scale control of microstructure by severe plastic deformation.
Theme1：High-functionalization of metals by severe plastic deformation
In recent years, with the appearance of nano / submicro - crystalline (NC/SC) materials prepared by severe plastic deformation, new ways to improve mechanical properties of materials have been developed. We prepare “BULK” NC/SC materials by high-pressure torsion and “SURFACE” NC/SC materials by surface - nanocrystallized wearing. We create materials with new characteristics including mechanical properties beyond conventional knowledge by severe plastic deformation.
Selected publications and works
 Y. Todaka et al.; Tensile property of submicrocrystalline pure Fe produced by HPT-straining; Mater. Sci. Forum, Vol. 584-586 (2008) P.596.
 Y. Todaka et al.; Bulk submicrocrystalline ω-Ti produced by high-pressure torsion straining; Scripta Mater., Vol.59 (2008) P.615.
 Y. Todaka et al.; Formation of ultrafine-grained structure at drill-hole surface of martensitic steels by high-speed drilling and their mechanical properties ; Tetsu-to-Hagane, Vol.96 (2010) P.21.
 N. Adachi, Y. Todaka et al.: Improving the mechanical properties of Zr-based bulk metallic glass by controlling the activation energy for β-relaxation through plastic; Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.105 (2014) P.131910.
Theme2：Development of Low Environmentally Hazardous Thermoelectric Materials
Thermoelectric effect, discovered in 1823 by Seebeck, is finding more applications than ubiquitous thermocouples. Electric power can be extract from waste heat by the thermoelectric effect. We have been focusing on the development of metallic silicide thermoelectric materials which consist of non-toxic and abundant materials. By controlling of microstructure with appropriate doping, it is possible to maximize the efficiency of power generation.
Selected publications and works
 Y. Niwa, Y. Todaka et al.; Thermoelectric properties of Ca-Mg-Si alloys; Mater. Trans., Vol.50 (2009) P.1725.
 Y. Niwa, Y. Todaka et al.; Thermoelectric Property of Na-doped Mg2Si; J. Japan Inst. Metals, Vol.72 (2008) P.693.
Title of class
Introduction to Materials Engineering (B11530190) / Research Project (B11510050) /
Statistical Analysis (B11610160) / Materials and Processing in Mechanical Engineering (B11630070) / Experimental Practice for Mechanical Engineering (B11610021, B11610023) / Structural Materials (B11622060) / Materials Function Control Engineering (M21622050) / Advanced Materials Science (D31030040, D51030040)