HARANO Koji


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HARANO Koji

HARANO Koji
Title Project Associate Professor
Affiliation Department of Chemistry (UG), Department of Chemistry (GR), Graduate School of Science
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Room Room 701, Molecular and Life Innovation Building
TEL +81-3-5841-4369 | 24369(ext.)


Research Field

Organic Chemistry, Molecular Assembly, Electron Microscopy

Research Subject

Structural Analysis and Function Design of Self-Assembled Organic Materials Based on Electron Microscopy

Current Research

It still remains as a challenge to design functions of self-assembled materials in a predictable manner because of the lack of understanding on self-assembly processes at a molecular level. Here we demonstrate new electron microscopic techniques for high-resolution imaging of organic materials based on the chemical design of supporting substrates for specimen molecules. The new analytical approach allowed us to study the time evolution
of the structures of individual molecules in the self-assembled structures without significant decomposition under irradiation of an electron beam. Based on the knowledge obtained by the microscopic imaging, we achieved structure control of a variety of functional self-assembled structures ranging from organic particles to bilayer membranes, which were utilized for device and medicinal applications.

Keywords

Molecular Assembly, Molecular Recognition, Nanoscience, Organic Crystals, Fullerene, Carbon Nanotube, Electron Microscopy

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