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Research paper : Development of material testing equipment in high pressure gaseous hydrogen and international collaborative work of a testing method for a hydrogen society (T. IIJIMA et al.)−67−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.8 No.2 (2015) standardization of the testing method for materials to be used in high-pressure gas equipment, through collaboration with related research institutes including the Sandia National Laboratories.AcknowledgementThis work was partially conducted as the “Japan-US cooperation project for research and standardization of clean energy technologies” of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. I express my gratitude to Dr. Bai An, Dr. Zheng Ming Sun, and Shuhei Nakamichi of the Hydrogen Industrial Use and Storage Group, Energy Technology Research Institute, AIST, for their support of this work. 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