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Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (the longest span bridge in the world)


AST2019  Nanoscale  Nanoscale Advances


The best five posters given by students and young scientists were awarded prizes by AST2019.
The first and second ones were awarded Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances prizes by RSC, respectively.

Nanoscale AST2019
Growth of Anodic Nanotubular Films on Sputter-Deposited Fe-W Alloy
Laras Fadillah (Hokkaido University, Japan), Damian Kowalski, Chunyu Zhu, Yoshitaka Aoki, Hiroki Habazaki
Nanoscale Advances AST2019
Efficiency of Anodic Alumina Formation in Sulfuric Acid with Ethanol Addition
Mikimasa Matsumoto (Kogakuin University, Japan), Hideki Hashimoto, Hidetaka Asoh
Low-powered Switching Characteristics of SWCNTs Transistor integrated with Al-HfZrO2 Dielectric for a Nonvolatile Memory
Seyoung Oh (Chungbuk National University, Korea), Byungjin Cho
Effect of the bulk concentration of aqueous solution on ion enrichment within nanopores of porous silicon
Shota Inoguchi (Kyoto University, Japan), Kazuhiro Fukami, Atsushi Kitada, Kuniaki Murase
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using anodized substrates
Yusuke Shimazu (University of Hyogo, Japan), Sakiko Yoshizumi, Ayumu Matsumoto, Shinji Yae

Symposium Photo Gallery

WelcomeReception Presentation Banquet Excursion

Photo Gallery will be closed on September 30, 2019.
Acknowledgments: Dr. K. Ebihara, Dr. A. Matsumoto, Ms. T. Saito, Mr. K. Iwamoto, Mr. Y. Shimazu, Mr. K. Furukawa, Ms. H. Nakano

Organized by

Anodizing Research Society Surface Finishing Society of Japan

Anodizing Research Society (ARS) of the Surface Finishing Society of Japan (SFJ)

Sponsored by

The Murata Science Foundation

The Murata Science Foundation

International Society of Electrochemistry

International Society of Electrochemistry

公益財団法人 日立金属・材料科学財団
Hitachi Metals · Materials Science Foundation



The Light Metal Educational Foundation, Inc.

The Light Metal Educational Foundation, Inc.

Hyougo Mekki Kumiai


Nanoscale  Nanoscale Advances

Nanoscale | Nanoscale Advances

Suga Weathering Technology Foundation

Suga Weathering Technology Foundation

Tokyo Ohka Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology

Tokyo Ohka Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology

Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation

Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation

Hyogo International Association

Hyogo International Association

First Circular (PDF)



 Time Table    Program 


You are cordially invited to the 3rd International Symposium on Anodizing Science and Technology AST2019, which will be held in Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan from 2nd (Sun.) to 5th (Wed.) June 2019. The 1st and 2nd symposia were successfully held in Rusutsu (AST2008) and Sapporo (AST2014), Hokkaido, Japan. AST2019 will provide a good opportunity for scientists and engineers who are interested in the anodizing science and technology to present research results, to visit the beautiful island of Awaji, and to access the historic culture in Kansai area including Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe.

Important dates

June 1, 2018
Opening of abstract submission
August 1, 2018
Opening of registration and hotel reservation
December 15, 2018
Abstract submission due
December 28, 2018
Abstract submission due
January 31, 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance
April 30, 2019
Standard registration due
June 2, 2019
Opening of on-site registration, Get together
June 3, 2019
Opening ceremony, Presentations, Welcome reception
June 4, 2019
Presentations, Banquet
June 5, 2019
Presentations, Poster Award presentation, Closing remarks, Excursion

Time Table