The Advanced Sciences & Technologies Division is responsible for promoting strategies to expand its business with an eye on the future. In this division, we are commercializing cutting-edge technologies and working to foster new ventures in such areas as healthcare, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information electronics and environmental business.
Mitsui has established two research institutes to date, one concentrating on R&D targeted at the mass production of carbon-based nanotechnology materials and the other focusing on application of nano-porous materials.
Nano Control is supplying the Ultra-Precise Positioning System used with piezoelectric element for the fields of mask alignment, LCD inspection, optical pickup test, microscope observation and other fields from inspection to manufacturing process.
Nikon has developed a technology to form a coating with very low refractive index even in the vacuum UV region, and greatly improved the angular performance of antireflection coating. This ultra-low refractive index coating is called Nanoparticle Coating because the size of the particles that compose this coating ranges from a few nanometers to just more than 10 nanometers.
The foundation of Nissan Chemical Industries inorganic materials operations is its nanoparticle control technology. Beyond its core businesses and technological areas of organic materials, inorganic materials and electronics materials, the company also manufactures electroconductive nano-sized special polymers.
Develops micro-/nano-fabrication and thin film technology. The 'Leading Edge Key Technology Business' transfers technology, offers consulting services, and sells products primarily relating to materials and devices-acting as a bridge between the technology of NTT Laboratories and the world.