Research Results

Nanotechnology and Materials

FY2020 update

FY2019 update

  • Heat resistance and high power conversion efficiencyOrganic solar cells that can be washed and ironed

    Kenjiro Fukuda(RIKEN Thin-Film Device Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist)
    PRESTO
  • Development of medical devices with highly workable super-elastic alloysCorrection of hallux valgus with copper-based super-elastic alloys

    Kouji Ishikawa(Executive Director, Special Metals Division, Furukawa Techno Material Co., Ltd.)
    Ryosuke Kainuma(Professor, Department of Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
    Masahito Hatori(Vice-President, MD, Tohoku Kosai Hospital)
    A-STEP
  • Semiconductor with nanostructureDeveloping terahertz light sources

    Masahiro Asada(Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Institute of Innovative Research, Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology)
    Industry-Academia Collaborative R&D Programs / ACCEL

FY2018 update

  • Template for Carbon Nanotube ManufactureWorld First! Success in Synthesis of Carbon Nanobelts

    Kenichiro Itami(Professor, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science / Director, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules)
    ERATO
  • A once-in-a-century technological innovationNew developments in ammonia synthesis

    Hideo Hosono(Professor, Laboratory for Materials & Structures , Institute of Innovative Research, Director, Materials Research Center for Element Strategy Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    ERATO / SORST / ACCEL

FY2017 update

  • New media that can project informationDeveloping transparent film for screens

    Masatoshi Tokita(Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    S-Innovation
  • Pipelining innovation developed around quantum dotsPutting quantum dot lasers to practical use

    Yasuhiko Arakawa(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
    Creation of Innovation Centers for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Areas Program
  • Technology that improves functionality and designNew welding method for spectacle frames

    Affiliation of project leader: CHARMANT Inc. / Researcher: Seiji Katayama(Osaka University)
    A-STEP
  • Meeting the challenge of "impossible" technologySucceeded in the practical implementation of blue light-emitting diode!

    Isamu Akasaki(Professor at Meijo University, Professor Emeritus andDistinguished Professor at Nagoya University) / Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd
    Development of Creative Technology Seeds, Contract Development
    Hiroshi Amano(Professor at Nagoya University) /EL-Seed Corp.
    Development of Creative Technology Seeds, Contract Development
    Shuji Nakamura(Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara)
    ERATO
  • Triggered by the transparent oxide semiconductors IGZO-TFTA Revolution in Flat Panel Displays

    Hideo Hosono(Professor, Materials and Structures Laboratory / Director, Materials Research Center for Element Strategy, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    ERATO / SORST / ACCEL
  • Control magnets by electricity!Multiferroics Research

    Yoshinori Tokura(Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
    ERATO
  • Verification of the theory of relativity to the estimation of underground resourcesOptical lattice clock changes our concept of time

    Hidetoshi Katori(Professor, The University of Tokyo/Senior Research Engineer, RIKEN)
    PRESTO / CREST / ERATO
  • Molecular structure analysis without crystallization on the microgram scaleCrystalline sponge can solve the 100-year-old problem!

    Makoto Fujita(Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
    CREST / ACCEL
  • Heat-release design crucial to SmartphonesHigh-quality graphite sheet

    Susumu Yoshimura(Visiting Professor, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science)
    Risk-Taking Fund for Technology Development / ERATO
  • Versatile and economic polymerization methodPractical application of innovative, advanced color materials

    Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Atsushi Goto(Associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    A-STEP Seeds development type

FY2016 update