March, 7 (Sun) - 10 (Wed), 2004

Toshi Center Hotel
Tokyo, Japan


Materials science has made remarkable advances lately by paving the way for the design of internal nano-structures. Metal oxides with nano-scale periodicities could become high-temperature superconductors. The giant magneto-resistance (GMR) effects and properties of thermoelectric materials have been improved sharply by controlling their supper-lattice structures. The optical properties of photonic crystals can also be designed widely through forming submicron-scale periodic structures. These studies are now heavily dependent on Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and other thin-film fabrication processes. Recently, however, many bottom-up technologies applicable for metals and metal oxides are rapidly developing. Organization of inorganic materials in the nano- to submicron-scale is becoming a major trend in materials science.

Another trend is an increasing interest in environmental and energy issues. The typical examples are water purification system and fuel cell. For studying these issues, we need to systematize the absorption and selective permeation of molecules, catalytic reaction, and other phenomena in the submicron-scale. Nanotubes and nanosheets seem to be key elements for such system. However, surface characteristics and the functions of these new materials in micro-environment are not deeply understood. Colloid science has treated the subjects of diffusion, water repellency, and other molecular properties, and revealed that these behaviors often change discontinuously in the nano- to submicron-scale. Nanomaterials with peculiar structures may show new functions beyond what can now be predicted.

This symposium is aimed at discussing unknown functions of inorganic materials that appear in the nano- to submicron-scale. In the symposium, distinguished researchers will be requested to deliver the latest results of their nanomaterials research and to encourage participants to argue the novel phenomena peculiar to the nano-structures. New trends in materials science including aesthetic oxide-clusters and supermolecules, and their self-organization will also be discussed. Another purpose of this symposium is to invite leading researchers in the field of colloid and surface chemistry to thoroughly discuss the molecular properties in micro-environments. Profound discussions about surface phenomena, assembly of nanomaterials, and interaction with molecules and bio-molecules will help us discover the key technologies in the 21st century.


Session A

New Trends in Nano-Materials and Colloid Science

Session B

From Infinite Lattice to Molecule

Session C Characterization of Molecular Information in Nanostructures
Session D Organized Nano-Materials
Invited Speakers
A. lüller (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
A. Yamagishi (University of Tokyo , Japan)
C. Colliex (Paris-Sud University, France)
D. G. Kurth (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany)
F. Papadimitrakopoulos (University of Connecticut, Institute of Materials Science, USA)
G. D. Stucky (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
J. Choy (Seoul National University, Korea)
K. Ariga (Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Japan)
K. Kaneko (Chiba University, Japan)
K. Koumoto (Nagoya University, Japan)
K. Kurihara (Tohoku University, Japan)
K. Kuroda (Waseda University, Japan)
K. Takayanagi, Y. Ohshima, K. Mohri, K. Sahara (Tokyo Institute of Tachnology, Japan)
K. Tsujii (Hokkaido University, Japan)
M. Haga (Chuo University, Japan)
M. Yoshimura, Y. G. Gogotsi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
N. Kotov (University of Michigan, USA)
P. M. Ajayan (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, USA)
S. Iijima, K. Suenaga (Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, AIST, Japan)
S. Yamanaka (Hiroshima University, Japan)
T. Kijima (Miyazaki University, Japan)
T. Kunitake (RIKEN, Japan)
Y. Nakayama (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Z. L. Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Tentative Science Program

Sunday, March 7 (16:00-20:00)

16:00-20:00 Registration
18:00-20:00 Reception for Invited Speakers and Poster Contributors
Monday, March 8 (8:50-21:00)
8:50 Opening Remarks (Prof. T. Kishi, President, NIMS)
@ Session A : New Trends in Nano-Materials and Colloid Science
(G. D. Stucky and K. Kaneko, Presiding)
9:00 gNew scientific challenges from nanostructured colloidsh (Chiba University, Japan)
K. Kaneko
9:30 gThe use of colloids and molecules for the organization of 3-d domains and function in composite materialsh (University of California Santa Barbara, USA) G. D. Stucky
10:00 gNanostructuring of liquids on the solid surfaces and in the confined spaceh (Tohoku
University, Japan) K. Kurihara
10:30 Break
10:45 gTemplate synthesis of platinum and polymer nanotubesh (Miyazaki University, Japan)
T. Kijima
11:15 gPeptide chemistry in nanospace -- property and function of peptides confined in mesoporous silica--h@(JST, Japan) K. Ariga
11:45 gNanocopy as a tool of fabrication of nano-architecturesh (RIKEN, Japan) T. Kunitake
12:15 Lunch

Session B: From Infinite Lattice to Molecule
(F. Papadimitrakopoulos and I. Ichinose, Presiding)

14:00 gNew perpectives of nanochemistry |the use of sizable and tunable nanosponges|h
(University of Bielefeld, Germany) A. Müller
14:30 gCadmium oxide nanostrands for trapping and releasing of DNAh (NIMS, Japan) I. Ichinose
15:00 gFunctional oxide nanobelts -- materials, properties, and nanodevices --h (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Z. L. Wang
15:30 gSemiconducting and redoxable oxide nanosheets and their hetero-assemblyh (NIMS, Japan) T. Sasaki
16:00 Break
16:15 gCombinatorial fabrication and its function of multilayer films based on inorganic nanosheetsh (Chuo University, Japan) M. Haga
16:45 gDesign of silica-organic nanomaterialsh (Waseda University, Japan) K. Kuroda
17:15 gModular Materials: From Components to Devicesh (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and
Interfaces, Germany) D. G. Kurth
18:00 Excursion
Tuesday, March 9 (8:50-21:00)
@ Session C: Characterization of Molecular Information in Nanostructures
(P. M. Ajayan and Y. Bando, Presiding)
9:00 gAtomic-level characterization of carbon nano-structuresh (Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, AIST, Japan) S. Iijima, K. Suenaga
9:30 gRecent advances in separating metallic from semiconducting carbon nanotubesh
(University of Connecticut, USA) F. Papadimitrakopoulos
10:00 gIn-situ TEM-STM electron microscopy for the study of gold nanowiresh (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) K. Takayanagi, Y. Ohshima, K. Mohri, K. Sahara
10:30 Break
10:45 gPhysical measurements at nanoscale in a (S)TEMh (Paris-Sud University, France) C. Colliex
11:15 gDiscovery of nano-thermometer using nanotubesh (NIMS, Japan) Y. Bando
11:45 gTernary B-C-N nanotubes -- structure, properties and applications --h (NIMS, Japan)
D. Golberg
, Y. Bando, P. Dorozhkin, Z. Dong
12:15 Lunch
@@@@ Session D: Organized Nano-Materials (1)
(N. Kotov and T. Sasaki, Presiding)
14:00 gOrganized carbon nanotube architectures for applicationsh (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, USA) P. M. Ajayan
14:30 gHigh speed growth of brush-type carbon nanotubesh (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Y. Nakayama
15:00 gSensor application of inorganic-organic hybrid filmsh (University of Tokyo, Japan)
A. Yamagishi
15:30 Break
15:45 gFabrication of various nano-carbons (nano-tubes, nano-cells and films) in aqueous and non-aqueous solventsh (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) M. Yoshimura, Y. G. Gogotsi
16:15 gFractal surface and super-water-repellencyh (Hokkaido University, Japan) K. Tsujii
17:00 Poster Session
19:00 Banquet
Wednesday, March 10 (8:50-12:30)
@@@@ Session D: Organized Nano-Materials (2)
(J. Choy and M. Haga, Presiding)
9:00 gNew exotic superconductors derived from layer-structured nitride halides by electron-dopingh (Hiroshima University, Japan) S. Yamanaka
9:30 gCobalt oxide superconductor via soft-chemical modificationh (NIMS, Japan) K. Takada


gBio-inspired processing of inorganic nano-materials for device applicationh (Nagoya University, Japan) K. Koumoto
10:30 gBiomaterials from nanocolloidsh (University of Michigan, USA) N. Kotov
11:00 gBio-resolvable inorganic nanomaterials for gene and drug deliveryh (Seoul National University, Korea) J. Choy
11:30 Break
11:45 Short panel discussion about future materials science
12:30 Closing Remarks (M. Watanabe, General Director, AML)

* Official Language : English


All participants are requested to register in advance. Please complete the Registration Form and send it to the Secretariat of ISAM 2004 by February 20, 2004 and also transfer your registration fee to the following bank account.

Registration Form

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Registration Fee: 10,000 yen (including Banquet Fee)

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Payment of Registration Fee

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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 ICHINOSE.Izumi@nims.go.jp by E-mail.

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The dimensions of the poster board is 180 (H) ~ 90 (W) cm.


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Organizing Committee

M. Watanabe (Director General, AML)

Y. Bando

(Director, AML)
T. Sasaki (Director, AML)
I. Ichinose (Associate Director, AML)


Secretariat of ISAM 2004
c/o ICS Convention Design, Inc.
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Conference Secretary of ISAM 2004
Dr. Izumi Ichinose
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