[Nano-Material Semiconductors] Fundamental Technology for Semiconductor-Device Structures Using Nanomaterials

Strategic Objective

Fundamental technologies for utilizing low-dimensional materials in new semiconductor device structures

Research Supervisor


Riichiro Saito´╝łEmeritus Professor, Tohoku University´╝ë


Based on the 2023 strategic objective Fundamental technology for utilizing low-dimensional materials towards new semiconductor device structures, this research area will establish fundamental technologies for semiconductor devices by using two-dimensional materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenide or one-dimensional materials such as nanotubes and nanowires (hereafter nanomaterials).
Fundamental technologies here refer to technologies and principles that have a significant ripple effect in improving the productivity. More specifically, it refers to the creation of semiconductor wafers and devices using nanomaterials and the construction of operating circuits, as well as the operating principles of nanomaterial-specific devices. The subject areas should include nanomaterial-based semiconductors. The scope includes field-effect transistor (FET) logic circuits, flexible devices, pn/heterojunction devices, thermoelectric devices, solar cells, light-emitting diode (LED) and light-receiving devices, THz far-infrared devices, chemical/biological sensors, artificial muscles, MEMS/NEMS and various other devices. The aim is to comprehensively construct not only individual elements but also circuits and systems, and to build a bridge over the valley of death (a term that symbolizes the difficulties between basic research and industrialization) towards practical use.
In order to build a system, a cross-disciplinary fusion team is formed between researchers with proven research experience to provide nanomaterial samples, device production and circuit configuration in the first half of the research period, as well as process technology and basic science to create innovative semiconductor platform technology directly linked to practical applications over the period.

Research Area Advisors

Mari Ohfuchi Senior Research Manager, Quantun Laboratory, Fujitsu Limited
Atsushi Oshiyama Designated Professor, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University
Taiichi Otsuji Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
Hiromichi Kataura Prime Senior Researcher, Nanomaterials Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Michiko Kusunoki Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University
Ken Kokubo Principal Research Manager, Nanocarbon Device Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Junji Tominaga Emeritus resaercher, In Electronics & Manufacturing field, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Naoto Nagaosa Group Director, Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN
Shigeo Maruyama Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2023

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