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Noritaka Saito Last modified date:2021.10.25

Associate Professor / Physical Chemistry for Metallurgy
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Engineering
Field of Specialization
Physical Chemistry of High Temperature Melts and Related Pyro-processing for Advanced Glasses and Ceramics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Steel, glass, ceramics. Most of the inorganic materials we can usually see are produced in a hot molten state. In our laboratory, we are promoting a wide range of research and development on the material creation process using this high temperature melt. For example, the physicochemical properties (viscosity, surface tension, etc.) of high-temperature metals and oxide melts that we measure and evaluate with high accuracy are not only the operations of the above-mentioned high-temperature processes, but also the characteristics of the finished products. It can be said that it is a factor that also controls the material industry and is the infrastructure of the material industry. In addition, based on the basic data obtained, research to further improve the efficiency of the ironmaking and steelmaking processes, which have been said to have no room for research, and mobile phones that are indispensable to our lives. Outputs that enrich human life, such as high-performance ceramic capacitors that are often used in electronic products such as PCs and PCs, and functionally graded materials aimed at high-power discharge lamps that allow you to enjoy movies even in bright rooms. I am always studying with this in mind.
Research Interests
  • Property Evaluations of Oxide Melts characterized by AC Field
    keyword : oxide melt, structure, suspension, foam, emulsion
  • Partial liquid phase bonding of advanced ceramics and diffusion phenomena at the bonding interface
    keyword : PTLP bonding, refractory metal, UHTCs, Borides, Carbides
  • Fabrication of translucent alumina and yttria ceramics
    keyword : translucent, pressure-less sintering
  • Evaluation of viscosity and crystallization behavior of oxide melts at high temperature
    keyword : silicate, multi-phases, viscosity, non-newtonian fluid, electric capacity
Current and Past Project
  • n the metal materials industry, the by-product of the oxide melt melted at high temperature does not form a uniform liquid phase, but forms a complex fluid in which oxide solids and the like are dispersed. Therefore, the applicants have constructed a prediction model for the rheological properties of these high-temperature oxide suspensions by combining high-temperature experiments and machine learning. However, at present, the effect of the repulsive force due to the "charge" at the interface between the oxide solid and the oxide melt having a huge relative permittivity on the macro-rheological properties cannot be considered. Therefore, in this application, the interfacial charge between the high-temperature oxide melt and the solid is quantitatively measured using the AC impedance method, and the change in rheological characteristics due to the charge is measured with high accuracy. Furthermore, the rheological characteristic prediction model that has been constructed will be improved in accuracy and robustness from the viewpoint of interfacial charge.
  • Transient-Liquid-Phase Bonding of UHTCs using Refractory-metal-based Interlayer for High-efficiency Energy-generation Applications
Academic Activities
1. Noritaka SAITO, Daigo HARA, Seiyu TERUYA, and Kunihiko NAKASHIMA
, “Viscosity of Slag Suspensions with a Polar Liquid Matrix”
, ISIJ International, 60 [12] pp.2807-2818 (2020), 2020.12.
2. Noritaka SAITO
, “Estimation of Rheological Characteristics of Dual Phase Fluid at High Temperature utilizing Transfer Learning”
, Impact, 2020 [1] pp. 82-84 (2020), 2020.02.
3. Sohei SUKENAGA, Pierre FLORIAN, Koji KANEHASHI, Hiroyuki SHIBATA, Noritaka SAITO, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Dominique MASSIOT, Oxygen Speciation in Multicomponent Silicate Glasses Using Through Bond Double Resonance NMR Spectroscopy, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters , 8, 2274-2279, 2017.01.
4. Yusuke HARADA, Kakeru KUSADA, Sohei SUKENAGA, Hideaki YAMAMURA, Yoshiyuki UESHIMA, Toshiaki MIZOGUCHI, Noritaka SAITO, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Effects of Agitation and Morphology of Primary Crystalline Phase on Crystallization Behavior of CaO–SiO2–CaF2 Supercooled Melts, ISIJ International, 54, [9], 2071-2076, 2014.09.
5. Noritaka SAITO, Kakeru KUSADA, Sohei SUKENAGA, Yoshio OHTA, and Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Effect of Agitation on Crystallization Behavior of CaO–SiO2–R2O (R = Li, Na, or K) System Characterized by Electrical Capacitance Measurement, ISIJ International, 52, [12], pp.2123-2129, 2012.12.
6. Noritaka SAITO, Hiroyuki IKEDA, Andreas M. GLAESER, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Wettability and transient liquid phase bonding of hafnium diboride composite with Ni-Nb alloys, Journal of Materials Science, 10.1007/s10853-012-6778-3, 47, [24], pp.8454-8463, 2012.10.
7. Sung M. HONG, Christopher C. BARTLOW, Thomas B. REYNOLDS, Noritaka SAITO and Andreas M. GLAESER, Ultrarapid Transient-Liquid-Phase Bonding of Advanced Ceramics, Advances in Science and Technology vol.64 Proceedings of CIMTEC 2010 12th International Ceramics Congress, 64, pp.88-97, 2010.10.
8. Noritaka SAITO, Shin-ichi NISHIMURA, Michio KAWANO, Shin-ichi ARAKI, Sohei SUKENAGA and Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Fabrication of Nitrogen Containing Cordierite Ceramics, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 2010.08.
9. Noritaka SAITO, Kentaro KAI, Shingo FURUSHO, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Fumiyuki SHIMIZU and Katsumi MORI, Properties of Nitrogen-Containing Yttria-Alumina-Silica Melts and Glasses, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 86, 4, 711-716, 86 [4] pp.711-716, 2003.04.
1. Noritaka SAITO, “Recent Activities of High Temperature Melt Group at Kyushu University”
, Austro-Japanese Ironmaking Summit 2018, 2018.09.
2. Noritaka SAITO, “Behavior of Silicate Melts under an Alternating Current Field”
, Yonsei Emerging Steel Innovation Forum 2017, 2017.02.
3. Noritaka SAITO, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, “Wetting Behavior and Joining of UHTC Boride Composite”, ATPC2016, The 11th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference, 2016.10.
4. Noritaka SAITO, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Laura ESPOSITO, “Joining of UHTC Borides utilizing Interfacial Reaction against Metallic Interlayer”, ICC6, The 6th International Congress on Ceramics, 2016.08.
5. Noritaka SAITO, Yusuke HARADA, Sohei SUKENAGA, Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, “Electrical Capacitance Measurement of Calcium Silicate based Slags for Detection and Evaluation of Crystallization Behavior”, MOLTEN2016, 10th International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts, 2017.05.
6. Noritaka SAITO, Kakeru KUSADA, Sohei SUKENAGA, and Kunihiko NAKASHIMA, Effect of Shear Stress on Crystallization Behavior of Calcium Silicate based Melts, ICS2012 5th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Steelmaking 2012, 2012.10.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • The American Ceramic Society
  • Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties
  • The Japan Institute of Metals
  • The Ceramic Society of Japan
  • The Mining and Materials Proceessing Institute of Japan
Educational Activities
Universities always keep in mind that they are "educational institutions" before they are research institutes. This is the reason why we are studying the area that has both basic and applied aspects of "high temperature melt physical properties and material creation". In other words, through weekly meetings and meetings with companies (students are also present), (idea / idea) → (experiment / observation) → (discussion / analysis) → (presentation / publication) → (idea ... The goal is to build an educational environment that can absorb the knowledge and wisdom of a wide range of fields of steel, glass, and ceramics related to high-temperature processes from the research of both myself and my colleagues. In a company where most of the work is completely different from the field in which I was involved in the master's thesis, I hope that the series of research flow, way of thinking, and way of proceeding acquired in the laboratory will be a great force for confidence.