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R&D: Materials Analysis & Exploration Center

Our comprehensive R&D organization and relentless research continues to develop revolutionary products.


There have been significant advances in the development of materials in recent years, on the back of evaluation technologies capable of measuring to the nano order microscopic area with an extremely high degree of accuracy. Without advanced evaluation technologies, it simply wouldn’t be possible to produce cutting-edge materials.
In its role as a corporate laboratory specializing in analysis and evaluation technologies, our Materials Analysis & Exploration Center provides support for manufacturing and product development on a companywide scale.
It will continue to refine and improve technologies as we move forwards, seeking to identify new material capabilities and properties, and to provide solid support for the Mitsui Kinzoku Group, both now and in the future.
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XPS(X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy)
Capable of identifying elemental composition by a surface-sensitive quantitative spectroscopic technique.

Analysis and Evaluation Technology
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Analysis and Evaluation Technology(Atomic resolution electron microscope(FE-STEM & EDS,EELS), X-ray diffraction system(XRD), High performance liquid chromatograph(HPLC), Micro cross-sectioning and focused ion beam observer(FIB), Laser Raman spectrometer(Raman), Micro part X-ray photoelectric spectrometer(μ-XPS), Nuclear magnetic resonance equipment(NMR), Scanning Auger electron microscope(SAM), Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry(TOF-SIMS))Analysis and Evaluation Technology(Atomic resolution electron microscope(FE-STEM & EDS,EELS), X-ray diffraction system(XRD), High performance liquid chromatograph(HPLC), Micro cross-sectioning and focused ion beam observer(FIB), Laser Raman spectrometer(Raman), Micro part X-ray photoelectric spectrometer(μ-XPS), Nuclear magnetic resonance equipment(NMR), Scanning Auger electron microscope(SAM), Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry(TOF-SIMS))
Location/Access
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Company name Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co.,Ltd. Materials Analysis & Exploration Center
Address 1333-2 Haraichi, Ageo-shi, Saitama, 362-0021 Japan
TEL +81-48-775-1213
E-mail souken_kikaku@mitsui-kinzoku.co.jp
Organization
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Organization
History
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December 1949 Established in Meguro Ward, Tokyo as Smelting Division Research Section
December 1951 Changed its name to Tokyo Research Center
April 1959 Moved to Mitaka City in Tokyo and renamed to Central Research Center
May 1981 Adopted a line of control under an R&D headquarters and launched Electronic Materials Research Center
June 1982 Moved the Central Research Center, the Electronics Materials Research Center, Ageo Production Development Department, and Minerals and Metallurgical Laboratory Research Department to their current location in Ageo City, Saitama
July 1987 Separated Business Development Division (micro circuits, precision materials and processing) from the R&D headquarters
June 1989 Changed its name to Corporate R&D Center, and under it, launched Fundamental Technical Research Center and Applied Technology Research Center
June 1993 Consolidated the Fundamental Technology Research Center and the Applied Technology Research Center into the Corporate R&D Center
April 2003 Reorganized into a four-center system in order to expedite the creation of new products and new businesses
April 2005 Established CTO Project Team as a parallel organization to the Corporate R&D Center within the Corporate Technology Center, in order to incorporate R&D achievements into business operations more efficiently
April 2009 Changed from a group leadership system to a theme leadership system to better cope with the volatility of the business environment, and in conjunction with this change, reorganized the divisions of research organizations into R&D Center and Analytical Technology Center
July 2011 As Corporate R&D Center, began working on corporate-wide themes after complete organizational change
April 2014 Corporate R&D Center spilt up and the Materials Analysis & Exploration Center established with the aim of specializing in analysis and evaluation technologies
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