Grant-in-Aid Scientific Research on Priority Areas, from The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan (2007-2011 fiscal years)

New Materials Science Using Regulated Nano Spaces −Strategy in Ubiquitous Elements

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[Opening Address]
Representative: Katsumi Tanigaki(Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

[Content of the Project]
Great progresses have been made in nano materials science in these two decades and such related researches have become one of the most important scientific directions to date. This project focuses on fabrication of novel materials that cannot be produced by the conventional lithographic techniques, from which we can expect very intriguing physical properties and apply them to observe new scientific phenomena. Materials with having regulated nano spaces would create the unconventional interactions of electrons as well as the confinements of elements and molecules inside the inner spaces. Since such materials can be designed using ubiquitous elements existing widely on the earth, this project with the ubiquitous element strategy could provide an original and important research area to be spreading as the world-wide research in the future.。

Date:September 1, 2007


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