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Molecule Car Race JAPAN Team team photo

Molecule Car Race

The design, synthesis, and running of a molecule nano-vehicle on a gold surface in a controlled manner at the atomic scale now constitute an active field of research.

Dr. Christian Joachim at the CNRS MANA satellite in France announced to organize a molecule car race. Each team from France, Germany, Austria, United States and Japan will try this world smallest, most difficult and scientific car race. The first competition will be held on the 14th and 15th of October, 2016 in Toulouse.

About JAPAN Team

Vehicle model

Five researchers from International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS in Tsukuba, Japan accepted the challenge to participate in the Molecule Car Race and have designed their molecule vehicle as shown at right.

Team Crew


Body Constructor
 

yonamine
Yusuke Yonamine
(MANA, NIMS)


Engine Constructor
 

shirai
Yasuhiro Shirai
(NIMS)

Team Leader
Machine Design

nakanishi
Waka Nakanishi
(MANA, NIMS)


Technical Director
 

ariga
Katsuhiko Ariga
(MANA, NIMS)


Team Driver
 

minami
Kosuke Minami
(MANA, NIMS)

Movie


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