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The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) was launched in 2007 with the vision of “pioneering a new paradigm in materials development on the basis of ‘nanoarchitectonics’”.

“During the 10-year World Premier Institute Program, we implemented wide ranging plans such as creating an international environment for research and establishing a global network of nanotechnology research centers to achieve our goals,” says Yoshio Bando, MANA’s Executive Advisor. [...]


[ Vol. 38 ]
Quantifying smell with nanoparticles-functionalized Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor and “data-driven” analysis

Chromatography is widely used for the quantitative identification of specific components in mixtures of compounds. For example, quantifying smell requires analysis of a complex mixture composed of thousands of chemical compounds. [...]

[ Vol. 39 ]
Pair distribution function analysis offers new insights into the structure and identity of nanomaterials

Satoshi Tominaka is a scientist at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and internationally acknowledged for research on the applications of pair distribution functions (PDF) for the analysis of nanomaterials. [...]

[ Vol. 40 ]
Breakthrough in printed electronics enables device formation at room temperature

Printing electronic devices and circuits on flexible substrates offers the possibility of low cost, mass production of high performance organic thin film devices using technology such as “roll-to-roll”. [...]