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Center for Single Nanoscale Innovative Devices (Excellent Core)*

This new center, just founded in October 2015, is composed by the three laboratories, which have been exploring single nano-meter size worlds, with organically coordinating across the wall of the field:

(1) Shimoda Lab (Functional new materials and ultra-fine printing),
(2) Takamura Lab (Technologies for highly functional bio-sensing systems)
(3) Mizuta Lab ( Monolayer devices with super low consumption electricity)
have been collaboratively working to establish a basic technology for innovative single nano-meter sized devices and sensors by sharing individual specialized knowledge and expertise. The ultimate purpose of this activity is to apply the established technology for practical devices and methods which could solve social problems such as environment issues, human health ones. For example, a production method which enables to fabricate state of the art semiconductor devices without betting load on environment, an environmental and medical sensing device which can selectively detect harmful molecules in air to prevent a healthy disorder and a new treatment technique of cancers assisted by molecular-level analyses would be good examples.

Actual activities are follows.

  1. Direct formation of nano-meter sized devices by nano-imprinting method.
  2. Ultra-fine processing of graphene and oxide materials by the GFIS (gas fieldion source system) apparatus.
  3. Basic study for developing an EB-FIB hybrid processing apparatus, which hybridizes an electron beam (EB) and a helium ion one, for the use of a next generation ultra-fine technology.
  4. Holding of the international workshop related to the activities of Center for Single Nanoscale Innovative Devices (Excellent Core).


*Excellent core
“Excellent core” is a facility to develop its own research activity as an international research base with leading edge research equipment and environment for leading researchers from all over the world to conduct high-level research in specific research areas.