The Nano-Carbon Materials Team at the AIST Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials (Japan)
The Nano-Carbon Materials Team at the AIST Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials is a young and motivated team led by Dr. Kenji Hata and established as one of the world leaders in the hot field of carbon nanotube synthesis and applications.
Their general scope of focus is to develop original synthetic approaches to fabricate rational nanoscale materials as basic building blocks and hierarchically assemble these nanomaterials to fundamental elements for nanodevices that would then serve as functional components for applications in nanotechnology. With strong relationships with companies, they are involved in both fundamental and industrial research to create a new-industry for nanomaterials and nanotechnology in Japan and worldwide.
Particularly, a strong emphasis is given to develop rational synthetic approaches based on the “Super Growth CVD” to ultimately grow carbon nanotubes with completely defined structures and explore their unique properties and to develop innovative applications encompassing various fields spanning from electrochemical capacitors, actuators, and field-emission displays to rational nanodevices.
They have an extensive set of dedicated facilities that enables sophisticated research to be done rapidly. Their facilities include six dedicated lab rooms, of which three are clean rooms fully-equipped with micro-processing systems, 11 automated CVD systems, etc. for material syntheses and characterization.
The lab is set within AIST, Tsukuba the largest government-funded research facility (with more than 2500 staff-scientists) in Japan. Tsukuba is located approximately 30 miles outside of Tokyo. They have strong relationships with many experts from various fields in AIST that enable the group to carry out our highly interdisciplinary research projects.
Dr. Kenji Hata
Nano-Carbon Materials Team
AIST Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials (Japan)