[Hitoshi Asakawa] Development of 3D atomic force microscopy for atomic-scale investigation of interactions between guest molecules and hyper-nano-spaces

Presto Researcher

Hitoshi Asakawa
College of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University
Associate Professor


Nano-porous materials such as zeolites and porous coordination polymers are promising materials for selective storage, transport, chemical separation and conversion. Molecular-scale understanding of the interactions between guest molecules and nano-spaces is absolutely essential for design and control of hyper-nano-spaces. This project aims to develop a novel atomic force microscopy technique for direct measurement of atomic-scale interactions between guest molecules and nano-spaces in real space. The AFM technique will provide novel insights into the selective adsorption mechanism of guest molecules on nano-space materials.

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