The cluster will enable internationally competitive technological innovation by relevant research organization and R&D-based corporation, around the core of universities and public research organizations which serve as the base of knowledge creation.
The Nanoarchitectonics Research Center, in close collaboration with the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, aims to establish 'bottom-up' nanoscale technologies based on molecular self-assembly, hierarchical atomic nanostructure construction and atomic level measurement techniques.
Utilizing the AIST NanoProcessing Facility and the AIST Technical Service Center, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) conducts the NanoProcessing Partnership Platform as a part of Nanotechnology Network Japan of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
The Nano-Carbon Materials team at the Center develops original synthetic approaches to fabricate rational nanoscale materials as basic building blocks and the hierarchical assembly of these nanomaterials to fundamental elements for nanodevices that would serve as functional components for applications in nanotechnology.
The Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Group is devoted to researching exotic functional materials and systems, which can be created by obtaining control of both static and dynamic orders of atomic and molecular aggregations.
ANNA is a nonprofit association registered in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, a Government Organization under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. ANNA is put together in association with a group of researchers in Japan to keep pace with the growing needs for cooperative interactions among researchers in Asian countries.
XNRI is focused on developing unique technologies that have been enabled by the fusion of a diverse range of disciplines centering around nanotechnology, technologies that will allow them to direct their efforts into research areas related to the environment, energy and medicine.
Hokkaido Innovation through NanoTechnology Support (HINTS) is a nanotechnology support project centered at Hokkaido University (Research Institute for Electronic Science, Catalysis Research Center, Center for Advanced Research of Energy Conversion Materials, and Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics) with close cooperation of Chitose Institute of Science and Technology.
Research activity of the MBE Electronics Group is based on the advanced semiconductor nanotechnology utilizing molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth and a unique UHV (ultra-high vacuum)-based multi-chamber system.
The main objective of this Research Group is to carry out intensive research on formation of compound semiconductor nanostructures and their high-density arrays by utilizing metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxial (MOVPE) growth.