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Precise synthesis of nano-particulate materials in micro-space

Hideaki Maeda
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kyushu
Group Leader

Nanoparticle technology holds great promise as a bottom-up nanotechnology in the 21st-century. In this research, various nano-particulate materials including metal, inorganic and organic nanoparticles are formed via liquid phase synthesis by using a micro-reaction technique. The goal of this study is to establish the most appropriate route for nanoparticles with desirable characteristics, and to develop the process that can satisfy the various outside demands for nanoparticle applications.

Development of bio/nano hybrid platform technology towards regenerative medicine

Hidetoshi Kotera
Kyoto University
URL : http://www.ksys.me.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

In this project, a novel platform technology for the scientific research of regenerative medicine in cellular and organ levels are developed, based on MEMS/NEMS technology such as bio-manipulation in micro/nano fabricated structures. By merging the two fields of bio and MEMS, creation of new manufacturing methodology for the next generation biotech, as well as a new application area of MEMS, is expected.

Research and Development of Self-organizing Molecular Semiconductors for Device Applications

  Jun-ichi Hanna
Tokyo Institute of Technology
URL : http://www.isl.titech.ac.jp/~hanna

The fast electronic conduction takes place in nano-scaled molecular aggregates of liquid crystalline molecules such as smectics and discotics. This discovery lead to the recognition that liquid crystals are a new type of organic semiconductors that self-organize into closely packed and oriented molecular aggregates. In this study, we aim to establish the scientific and technological basis of liquid crystals for device applications such as organic TFTs and organic LEDs.

Development of high-perfomance organic transistor

Kazuhito Tsukagoshi
National Institute for Materials Science
Principal Investigator

Performance of organic transistor strongly depends on the interface properties in the transistor. Especially in current short channel transistors, the contact interface dominates the transistor properties. The interfaces must be fully understood to control the organic transistor operation. This allows us to realize short channel organic transistor with stable operation, and eventually increase operation performance. We will unveil and develop basic transport properties of the organic transistor for a future plastic electronics.

Development of Manufacturing Processes of Supramolecular Nanodevices for Practical Gene Therapy

Kazunori Kataoka
The University of Tokyo
URL : http://www.bmw.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

To realize safe and effective gene therapy, we are going to develop supramolecular nanodevices with multiple smart functions integrated into a nanometric-scale through the self-assembly of nanomaterials elaborated by advanced polymer synthesis. Intensive study will be done to confirm the functions and safety of nanodevices justified for their practical clinical applications. Also, we will establish efficient manufacturing processes for such smart nanodevices. The goal of this project is to establish new basis for the practical use of nanodevices in the treatment of three major diseases of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and movement disorders in aged society.

Autonomous Reaction Control in Solution Plasma for Application to Nanosynthesis and Nanoprocessing

Osamu Takai
Nagoya University
URL : http://eco-t.esi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~takai

“Solution plasma” stands for discharge in liquid. The features of the plasma are quite different from discharge in gas phase. Recently, “solution plasma" is expected to be a novel reaction field. In this study, we develop new generation methods of “solution plasma" in nanobubbles in order to explore the possibility of the application to material processing. We also aim to establish the fundamentals of “solution plasma” by developing qualitative-quantitative analysis method for excited states and chemically active species in the solution. Finally, we design and create a new reactor for “solution plasma" with an autonomous reaction control device.
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