University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

This committee’s goal is progress in electronics-related science and technology based on superconductivity phenomena.

The use of the quantization of the magnetic flux peculiar to superconductivity, the Josephson effect, and other macro quantum effects makes it possible to develop electronic devices and related technologies that demonstrate more sophisticated and idiosyncratic performance compared to semiconductors and other electronic materials.

Research Themes

1. Elucidation of basic physical and chemical phenomena related to superconductivity
2. Development of deposition technologies and methods for producing metal superconductors, high temperature oxide superconductors, and other types of superconductor materials, as well as the establishment of methods to evaluate their physical properties
3. Research into the basic physics of various kinds of superconductive electronics devices, device properties, and production technologies
4. Development of superconductive electronic devices based on new operating principles
5. Development of SQUID magnetometers and research into applications in medical care, biology, analysis, inspection, and precision measurement
6. Use of superconductivity to develop radio wave technologies and systems that employ extremely high frequency radiation and terahertz waves
7. Development of photon and particle detection technologies that use superconductivity and the application of these technologies to analytical apparatuses
8. Application of superconductors to the communications sector, etc., with a focus on the properties of low-loss, high-frequency waves
9. Signal processing circuit and device research, with a focus on magnetic flux quantization and low energy consumption
10. Development of quantum computers, quantum cryptographic communications devices, and other next-generation data communications devices
11. Development of cooling and room temperature interface technologies for systems development
12. Surveys of technological trends related to systems that employ superconductivity

Committee Chairperson

Akira Fujimaki
Nagoya University


October 2012 to September 2017 (Seventh term, Five years)

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 37
Industry: 10
Total membership: 47