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Sato Yukio Last modified date:2017.05.26

Associate Professor / Material process engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. (Science)
Field of Specialization
Material Science
Outline Activities
Study on microscopic origin of material properties via electron microscopy. Educational and social activities on materials science and engineering and natural science
Research Interests
  • Interface structure and electrical property of semiconductor ceramics
    Micro-/Nano-scale structure of ferroelectrics
    Microstructure analysis of solid state materials
    keyword : Grain Boundary/Interface, Ferroelectrics, Semiconducting ceramics, Electron microscopy
Current and Past Project
  • In the present research, we use transmission electron microscopy to understand the response of domain structure and atomic arrangement in ferroelectric material by applying external electric field.
  • Microstructure of various ceramic materials are analyzed.
  • In this research project, we use first-principles calculation to explore the future transparent electrodes.
    This project is carried out as a part of Global Science Campus project of Kyushu University.
  • Current-voltage characteristic and microstructure, in particular, grain-boundary structure, which is used for varistor, is investigated.
Academic Activities
1. Y. Sato, T. Hirayama, and Y. Ikuhara,, Monoclinic nanodomains in morphotropic phase boundary Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 - PbTiO3, Applied Physics Letters, 104.0, 082905-1-4, 2014.02.
2. Y. Sato, Y. Yamamura, K. Saito, and Y. Ikuhara,, Real-Space Distribution of Local WO4 Ordering in Negative Thermal Expansive ZrW2O8, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134.0, 13942-13945, 2012.07.
3. Y. Sato, T. Hirayama, and Y. Ikuhara,, Real-Time Direct Observations of Polarization Reversal in a Piezoelectric Crystal: Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 - PbTiO3 Studied via In Situ Electrical Biasing Transmission Electron Microscopy, Physical Review Letters, 107.0, 187601-1-5, 2011.07.
4. H. Ohta, Y. Sato, T. Kato, S.-W. Kim, K. Nomura, Y. Ikuhara, and H. Hosono,, Field-induced water electrolysis switches an oxide semiconductor from an insulator to a metal, Nature Communications, 1.0, 118-1-6, 2010.07.
5. Y. Sato, T. Yamamoto, and Y. Ikuhara,, Atomic structures and electrical properties of ZnO grain boundaries, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 90.0, 337-357, 2007.06.
6. Y. Sato, J. P. Buban, T. Mizoguchi, N. Shibata, M. Yodogawa, T. Yamamoto, and Y. Ikuhara,, Role of Pr segregation on acceptor state formation at ZnO grain boundaries, Physical Review Letters, 97.0, 106802-1-4, 2006.06.
1. Yukio Sato, Atomic scale and in-situ electron microscopic analysis of ferroelectrics, 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology including Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting (Pacrim12), 2017.05.
2. Yukio Sato, Nanoscopic study on domain structure in morphotropic phase boundary Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 – PbTiO3, International Conference on Technologically Advanced Materials & Asian Meeting of Ferroelectricity (ICTAM-AMF10), 2016.11.
3. Yukio Sato, Electron microscopic study on origin of function in electroceramics, International Conference on Electron Microscopy and XXXVI Annual Meeting of the Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI), 2015.07.
4. Yukio Sato, Nano-scale and atomic-scale characterization of electroceramics, IUMRS-ICAM (International Union of Materials Research Societies, International Conference of Advanced Materials) 2015, 2015.10.
5. Yukio Sato, Transmission electron microscopic study on functional ceramics, International Symposium in Korean Microscopy Society Meeting, 2015.11.
6. Yukio Sato, Electron microscopic study on dynamics of nanoscale ferroelectric domains in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 – PbTiO3, The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) 2015, 2015.12.
7. Yukio Sato, Ferroelectric nanodomain dynamics in morphotropic phase boundary piezoelectrics studied via in-situ transmission electron microscopy, EMN ceramic meeting, 2015.01.28.
8. Y. Sato,, Transmission electron microscopy study on nanodomain and its dynamics in morphotropic phase boundary Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3–PbTiO3, The 15th IUMRS-ICA (International Union of Materials Research Societies, International Conference in Asia), 2014.08.25.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The American Ceramic Society
  • The Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • The Japanse Society of Microscopy
  • The Physical Society of Japan
  • Japan Institute of Metal
  • The Ceramic Society of Japan