December 7 (Tue) - 10 (Fri), 2004

Advanced Materials Laboratory
Tsukuba, Japan

( Official Language : English )


@@@Unlimited possibilities are there in creating materials from molecules. During the past decades we have witnessed enormous progress in the chemistry of self-assembly, and various molecular architectures including polymers,
biomolecules, and inorganic components have emerged. This field of chemistry is now evolving from
gself-assemblyh togself-organizationh, which is today considered as potential approach for the creation of novel and sophisticated materials with tailored structures and functions.
@@@The concept of self-assembly has emerged by various disciplines including organic and inorganic chemistry,
polymer science, as well as colloid and surface chemistry. Although the term of
gself-assemblyh has been employed
arbitrarily, each discipline has developed its own unique strategies in the progression from molecules to materials. In
this symposium, we will focus on nano-organized films and supermolecules, and discuss the potential of
h for the design of functional materials. Furthermore, we will emphasize the science of interdisciplinary
chemical approaches to engineer the surfaces of polymer chains, supermolecules, proteins, etc. This symposium intends to explore the value adding functions of these large molecules and molecular assemblies, by discussing their potential
as functional modules, their interaction with biomolecules, and their self-organization at surfaces and interfaces.
@@@Another feature of this symposium is to bring together some of the world-renowned, leading researchers of
supramolecular chemistry and nano-organized films at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a top
research center for materials science in Japan. The symposium aims at fostering new trends in materials science and
seeking scientific seeds for 21st century technologies, through active scientific exchanges among the researchers of
advanced materials, supermolecules, and nano-organized films.


@Session A@

@Progress of Molecular and Supramolecular Architectures@

@Session B

@New Trends in Interfacial Self-Assembly

@Session C @From Self-Assembly to Self-Organization
@Session D @Surface Chemistry of Single Macromolecule
@Session E @Science of Membrane Assemblies
Invited Speakers
[ Invited Speakers from Abroad ]
Helmuth Möhwald (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany)
Jürgen P. Rabe (Humboldt University, Germany)
Gero Decher (Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS, France)
Haiwon Lee (Hanyang University, Korea)
Zhongfan Liu (Peking University, China)
Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University, USA)
Paula T. Hammond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Wolfgang Knoll (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
Joseph B. Schlenoff (Florida State University, USA)
David N. Reinhoudt (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Fraser Stoddart (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
[ Domestic Invited Speakers ]
Seiji Shinkai (Kyushu University)
Itaru Hamachi (Kyushu University)
Kohzo Ito (University of Tokyo)
Yoshiaki Kobuke (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Toyoki Kunitake (Riken)
Nobuo Kimizuka (Kyushu University)
Takashi Kato (University of Tokyo)
Makoto Fujita (University of Tokyo)
Yoshio Okahata (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yasuhiro Aoyama (Kyoto University)
Olaf Karthaus (Chitose Institute of Science and Technology)
Takahiro Seki (Nagoya University)
Toshimi Shimizu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Eiji Yashima (Nagoya University)
Seimei Shiratori (Keio University)

Tentative Science Program

Tuesday, December 7 (16:00-20:00)@@
16:00-20:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Reception for Invited Speakers and Poster Contributors
Wednesday, December 8 (8:50-21:00)
8:50 Opening Remarks (T. Kishi, President, NIMS)
@ Session A : Progress of Molecular and Supramolecular Architectures
D. G. Kurth and T. Kato, Presiding)
9:00 gSurface Science and Supramolecular Chemistryh (MPI and NIMS) D. G. Kurth (including the keynote of this symposium)
9:30 gSelf-Assembled Coordination Cages as Molecular Flasksh (The University of Tokyo, Japan) M. Fujita
10:00 gWriting with Molecules on Molecular Printboardsh(University of Twente, Netherlands)
D. N. Reinhoudt
10:30 Break
10:45 gConstruction of Artificial Photosynthetic System by use of Porphyrin Supramoleculesh
(Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) Y. Kobuke
11:15 gSlide-Ring Gel: Supramolecular Gel with Topological Characteristicsh (The University of Tokyo, Japan) K. Ito
11:45 gFunctional Supramolecular Liquid-Crystalline Materialsh (The University of Tokyo, Japan) T. Kato
12:15 Lunch

Session B: New Trend in Interfacial Self-Assembly
J. B. Schlenoff and Z. Liu, Presiding)

14:00 gFunctional Surfaces: Layer-by-Layer Assembly on Planar Surfaces and on Nanoparticlesh
(Institut Charles Sadron, France) G. Decher
14:30 gPolyelectrolyte Multilayers are gIdealhh (Florida State University, USA) J. B. Schlenoff
15:00 gMolecular Transcription Aiming at Creation of New Superstructures and Functionsh
(Kyushu University, Japan) S. Shinkai
15:30 gMaterial Processings Based on Photocontrolled Self-Organization in Two Dimensionsh
(Nagoya University, Japan) T. Seki
16:00 Break
16:15 gSTM-Based Thermochemical Hole Burning on Charge Transfer Complexes for Data Storageh (Peking University, China) Z. Liu
16:45 Presentation by groups in NIMS ( T. Nakayama)
17:15 gAssembly, Manipulation and Properties of Molecular Nanocomposites on Solid Substratesh (Humboldt University, Germany) J. P. Rabe
18:00 Excursion for Invited Speakers
Thursday, December 9 (8:50-21:00)
@ Session C: From Self-Assembly to Self-Organization
( N. Kimizuka and W. Knoll, Presiding)
9:00 gA DNA-Aligned Film and its Application of Electromaterialsh (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) Y. Okahata
9:30 gSelf-Assembling Nanowires and Supramolecular Control on Their Electronic Structuresh
(Kyushu University, Japan) N. Kimizuka
10:00 gNanoscopic Building Blocks for Supramolecular Hybrid Materials and Architecturesh (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany) W. Knoll
10:30 Break
10:45 gControlled Thin Film Nano-assemblies at Surfaces and Interfacesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) P. T. Hammond
11:15 gSupramolecular Nanotube Architectures toward Meso-Scale Host-Guest Scienceh
(Nanoarchitectonics Research Center, AIST, Japan) T. Shimizu
11:45 Selective talks by ICYS fellows (W. Schmitt and M. Higuchi)
12:15 Lunch
@@@@ Session D: Surface Chemistry of Single Macromolecule
I. Hamachi and H. Möhwald, Presiding)
14:00 gNano Meccanoh (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) F. Stoddart
14:30 gSupramolecular Strategy to Recognize and Immobilize Protein Moleculesh (Kyushu
University, Japan) I. Hamachi
15:00 gCombinatorial Nanoscienceh (Northwestern University, USA) C. A. Mirkin
15:30 Break
15:45 gCellular Uptake of Artificial Viruses and Related Nanoparticlesh (Kyoto University, Japan)
Y. Aoyama
16:15 gPolyelectrolyte Multilayer Films and Capsules with Controlled Permeation and Mechanicsh (Max Planck Institute, Germany) H. Möhwald
17:00 Poster Session
19:00 Banquet
Friday, December 10 (8:50-12:30)
@@@@ Session E: Science of Membrane Assemblies
E. Yashima and H. Lee, Presiding)
9:00 gSelf-Supporting Membranes of Metal Oxide and their Permeation Propertiesh (RIKEN,
Japan) T. Kunitake
9:30 gChemical Attachment of Carbon Nanotubes on Templates Fabricated using Atomic Force Microscope Lithography and Nanosphere Lithographyh (Hanyang University, Korea) H. Lee


gSelf-Organization of Organic Dyes into Mesoscopic Assemblies for Photonic Applicationsh
(Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) O. Karthaus
10:30 Break
10:45 gSupramolecular Assemblies of Helical Polymersh (Nagoya University, Japan) E. Yashima
11:15 gRoll to Roll layer-by-layer Sequential Deposition of Supramolecular Materials and their Applicationsh (Keio University, Japan) S. Shiratori
11:45 Short panel discussion: Proposal from young researchers (Kurth, Ariga, Ichinose, etc.)

Closing Remarks (M. Watanabe, Director General , AML, NIMS)



All participants are requested to register in advance. Please complete the Registration Form and send it to the Secretariat of 12th ISAM by November 22, 2004 and also transfer your registration fee to the following bank account.

Registration Form

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Registration Fee: 10,000 yen

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Payment of Registration Fee

@@Bank: The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Shin-Marunouchi Branch
@@Account name: ISAM
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Poster Presentation

Persons wishing to present a poster are requested to register as described above and submit an abstract as early as possible because the number of posters is limited within 40.

Please prepare your abstract and send it to by E-mail.

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The dimensions of the poster board is 175 (H) ~ 118 (W) cm2.


@ [Symposium, Banquet]

Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML),@National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan

How To Access : English / Japanese

Date: December 9 (Thu), 2004
Time: 19:00 -

[Reception for Invited Speakers and Poster Contributors]

2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032, Japan

How To Access : English / Japanese

Date: December 7 (Tue), 2004
Time: 18:00 -


[ Hotel Information ]
Here are some recommended hotels around NIMS. Please contact the hotels directly in making
your reservation.
* For invited speakers, the secretariat will arrange your room at the Okura Frontier Hotel
@Tsukuba Epochal.*
@Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba Epochal / Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
@Tsukuba Daily Inn
@Hotel Grand Shinonome

Organizing Committee

M. Watanabe (Director General, AML)

K. Ariga

(Director, AML)

D. G. Kurth (Director, AML & Group Leader, MPI)
I. Ichinose (A-Director, AML)


[ Conference Secretary of 12th ISAM ]
Dr. Izumi Ichinose
{81-29-851-3354 (Ext. 8326)
Fax: {81-29-852-7449