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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 the surface assisted by proper nano-communication channels for feeding and guiding the vehicle now constitute an active field of research and are no longer a nano-joke.
Dr. Joachim at the CNRS MANA satellite in France announced to organize a molecule concept nano-car race. Each team from France, German, Austria, US and Japan will try this world smallest, most difficult and scientific car race.

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)

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