Assessment of technical strengths and information flow of energy conservation research in Japan. Volume 2. Background document

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Purpose of this study is to explore the status of R and D in Japan and the ability of US researchers to keep abreast of Japanese technical advances. US researchers familiar with R and D activities in Japan were interviewed in ten fields that are relevant to the more efficient use of energy: amorphous metals, biotechnology, ceramics, combustion, electrochemical energy storage, heat engines, heat transfer, high-temperature sensors, thermal and chemical energy storage, and tribology. The researchers were questioned about their perceptions of the strengths of R and D in Japan, comparative aspects of US work, and the quality of available ... continued below

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Hane, G.J.; Lewis, P.M.; Hutchinson, R.A.; Rubinger, B. & Willis, A. June 1, 1985.

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Purpose of this study is to explore the status of R and D in Japan and the ability of US researchers to keep abreast of Japanese technical advances. US researchers familiar with R and D activities in Japan were interviewed in ten fields that are relevant to the more efficient use of energy: amorphous metals, biotechnology, ceramics, combustion, electrochemical energy storage, heat engines, heat transfer, high-temperature sensors, thermal and chemical energy storage, and tribology. The researchers were questioned about their perceptions of the strengths of R and D in Japan, comparative aspects of US work, and the quality of available information sources describing R and D in Japan. Of the ten related fields, the researchers expressed a strong perception that significant R and D is under way in amorphous metals, biotechnology, and ceramics, and that the US competitive position in these technologies will be significantly challenged. Researchers also identified alternative emphases in Japanese R and D programs in these areas that provide Japan with stronger technical capabilities. For example, in biotechnology, researchers noted the significant Japanese emphasis on industrial-scale bioprocess engineering, which contrasts with a more meager effort in the US. In tribology, researchers also noted the strength of the chemical tribology research in Japan and commented on the effective mix of chemical and mechanical tribology research. This approach contrasts with the emphasis on mechanical tribology in the US.

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  • Other: DE85013759
  • Report No.: PNL-5244-Vol.2
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5744100 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5744100
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093467

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Hane, G.J.; Lewis, P.M.; Hutchinson, R.A.; Rubinger, B. & Willis, A. Assessment of technical strengths and information flow of energy conservation research in Japan. Volume 2. Background document, report, June 1, 1985; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093467/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.