The advanced characterization and measurement technologies responding to the material needs are indispensable for the innovation. The group is aiming at is state-of-the-art analytical technologies to clarify the comprehensive characteristics of materials.
The Quantum Dot Research Center is promoting research on these semiconductor nano structures and aiming at further development of basic nano technologies by advancing and fusing nano fabrication technologies which NIMS has been cultivating.
This research unit studies the structural, magnetic, electronic, chemical properties and applications of size selected monometallic, bimetallic and core–shell nanoclusters/nanoparticles prepared by magnetron sputter gas aggregation source.
Ultra high spatial-resolution and sensitivity for sensing biomolecules and DNA can be achieved by the use of nanotechnology such as scanning probe techniques and non-linear photonics using ultra short pulsed lasers. The Group is evolving these techniques to create new biological applications, particularly, real-time measurement of the chemical reactions occurring in living cells and tissue.
The Protonic NanoMachine Group aims at the ultimate understanding of the mechanisms of self-assembly and its regulation, conformational switching, force generation, and energy transduction by biological macromolecular complexes.
Research in the group focuses mainly on molecular signaling systems that transmit and convert cell and gene information, in which dynamic organization into the bio-system is deeply related to the function. Techniques including imaging technique of single molecules in 3D and real time aer being developed to visualize and manipulate single molecules in bio-systems and the behavior, structural changes and physical and chemical properties of individual bio-molecules acting in bio-molecular systems will be monitored in real time and space.
The protonic NanoMachine Project focuses on the roles of protons as energy and signal carriers in the complex network formed by a vast number of macromolecular nanomachines that support various activities of life.
The lab is researching inorganic optical material with its robust frame structure, and are conducting research on the expression of optical functions through formation of nanostructures on the surface.
The lab carries out experimental research into the realization and the application of the novel states of light, by generating individual single photons and controlling the quantum correlation between these photons. Toward the perfect control of single photons, they investigate nano-scale photonic structures for optical quantum devices and single photon sources.
RIKEN carries out high level experimental and research work in a wide range of fields, including physics, chemistry, medical science, biology, and engineering, covering the entire range from basic research to practical application.