Nanotechnology Supports of Functional Molecular Assembly in IMS
(Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)

Institute for Molecular Science provides nanotechnology-related scientific, technological and industrial supports of novel material synthesis, fabrication and characterization based on molecules that may contribute green and life innovations in near future by using advanced analysis instruments and molecular designs by experts.
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  yokoyama(at)ims.ac.jp
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Institute for Molecular Science provides nanotechnology-related scientific, technological and industrial supports of novel material synthesis, fabrication and characterization based on molecules that may contribute green and life innovations in near future. The important features of our supports are the availability of advanced instrumental assemblies that may satisfy current needs of users and the educational contribution for graduate students and young scientists. We will provide several advanced systems such as ultrahigh field 920 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), ultrahigh field pulsed electron spin resonance (ESR), x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and scanning transmission x-ray microscope (STXM) that are hardly available in other institutes or universities, as well as more general instrument assemblies as angle resolved ultraviolet photoelectron spectrometer (ARUPS),  analytical field-effect scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), focused ion beam processing (FIB), lithography system, microscopic Raman spectrometer, Fourier transform far infrared spectrometer, electron spectroscope for chemical analysis (ESCA), superconducting quantum interface device (SQUID) magnetometer, small angle x-ray scattering etc. that are indispensable for molecular synthesis and fabrication. Moreover, we will extensively support synthesis and fabrication of molecules and materials as organic thin film solar cells, organic field effect transistor, artificial photosynthesis and so forth in order to contribute near future green and life innovations.
 
Microscopic band structure analysis: Angle-resolved ultraviolet photoelectron spectrometer for functional materials. 2-dimensional reciprocal space mapping using electron deflectors 
(Profs. Kosugi & Yamane)
 Small angle solution x-ray scattering: (1) structure analysis of solutions containing proteins, micelles, colloids etc., (2) structural evaluation of biological polymer samples as rotational radius, shapes, molecular weights, distribution functions etc., (3) analysis and interpretations of solution x-ray scattering data, and (4) preliminary characterization and research planning for synchrotron radiation experiments (Prof. Akiyama).
   
 
Laser processing system for organic field effect transistors: Cutting and shaping of organic thin films, organic single crystals or electrodes, by simultaneous measurements of electric conductivity using the electrodes (Prof. Yamamoto). Contact-type thickness meter: For the preparation of organic thin film solar cells by the sublimation of molecules, a precise measurement of film thickness is required within the Å level accuracy. This system allows one to measure the thickness organic thin films (a few 10-100 nm thick) precisely and to control the properties of organic thin film solar cells in detail (Prof. Hiramoto).

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Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Nishigo-naka 38, Myodaiji-cho, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8585, Japan
 +81-(0)564-55-7345
  yokoyama(at)ims.ac.jp
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