Research Centers

Center for Nano Materials and Technology

The Center for Nano Materials and Technology (CNMT) started in 2002 as a renewal of the former Center for New Materials, and is devoted to advanced research and education on nanotechnology. The Center promotes the Nanotechnology Education Program. It also supports joint projects in basic research and development of nanotechnology. Those projects are driven by domestic as well as foreign research groups at the highest level, for which the Center provides its state-of-the-art facilities.

Photo:Toshi-kazu Suzuki
Toshi-kazu Suzuki

Academic Field
Compound semiconductor electronics, Crystal growth

Research Facilities and Instruments

The Center has special facilities and a variety of state-of-the-art instruments dedicated to basic research and development of nanomaterials. The special facilities include clean rooms and a helium gas liquefaction system. Research instruments include an 800 MHz NMR, mass spectrometers, SQUIDs, STMs, TEMs, SEMs, an RBS system and MBE systems.

Nano Material Technology Program

Since 2002, the Center has been promoting a systematic education program, the Nano Material Technology Program, to provide students and company engineers with a wide variety of knowledge and techniques regarding current advanced nanoscience and nanotechnology. This program includes lectures and training programs on nano-device fabrication, nano-biotechnology and nano-molecular analysis.

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800 MHz NMR

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Green Device Research Center

The objective of the center is creation of innovative technologies for the realization of a sustainable society. Newly-developed nano-size printing using unique solution materials will make sustainability possible.

Tatsuya Shimoda

Academic Field
Magnetic Material, Electronics Devices

Outline and Objective

The Green Device Research Center (GD-RC) was established to create new technologies which embody FACTOR 10 by concentrating state-of-the-art technologies and science assets possessed by the laboratories in the School of Materials Science in JAIST. FACTOR 10 is a challenging target, to develop a sustainable society, by enhancing properties and efficiencies of products, processes, etcetera, more than 10 times compared to conventional technologies.

Research and Development Activities

For sustainability, so-called printable electronics technology is very attractive to explore. Creating new printing technology and researching novel solution materials are essential aspects of our activities. As for printing technology, we have just succeeded in creating a new process named "nano-Rheology Printing (n-RP)" method, which uses metal-oxide materials in gel form for printing tiny devices as small as tens of nano-meters. Now, we have already started to develop transistor arrays for an active matrix back-plane of a display. Other n-RP related research programs, such as MEMS devices, optical parts and stacked capacitors, will commence soon.

Photo:Satoshi Inoue
Satoshi Inoue
Research Professor

Photo:Zhongrong Shen
Manish Biyani
Research Associate Professor