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nanotimes

News in Brief

• Category Awards – Biotechnology Kobe Medical Industry City Project

The City of Kobe has gathered a total of 163 orga-

nizations, including corporations and universities in an effort to nurture a cutting-edge medical industry. As part of this effort, it has been decided to install a next-generation super computer in a new establis- hed research facility for computational science that will be useful for medical applications. This initiative aims not only to revive the local economy in Kobe, but also to represent Japan in nurturing a world-class, cutting-edge medical industry.

• Category Awards – Nano-fabrication Technology

Through the realization of a 125kV high acceleration voltage, Elionix Co., Ltd., has been able to create

a ground-breaking ultra-high precision electron

beam lithography system, which has reduced the minimum diameter of the smallest electron beam from 5nm to 1.7nm, and brought down minimum line width from 10nm to 5nm.

• Category Awards –

Evaluation and Measurement

Nikkiso Co., Ltd. The laser diffraction and light

scattering particle analyzer BlueRaytrac responds

to R&D and quality control needs in the nanotechno- logy sector. It features three BlueRay lasers and has greatly improved resolution capabilities in the nano and sub-micron fields.

• Category Awards – Green Nanotechnology

Toray Industries Inc. has been instrumental in

establishing truly innovative technologies that con- tribute to the field of green nanotechnology. These achievements include development of high perfor-

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mance reverse osmosis membranes for desalina- tion and effluent processing, weight reduction and

improvement of fuel efficiency through the develop- ment of carbon fiber composite materials, and ener- gy conservation through the development of unique heat insulation sheets (wall materials).

• Category Awards – Application

Chakyu Dyeing Co., Ltd. / Kurarayliving Co., Ltd. / Matsubun Textile Co., Ltd.

These three companies have developed a heating

element using carbon nanotubes, and used this

technology to test a snow-melting mat for use in cold regions. The product exhibited by this trio of com- panies is a ready-for-market product that uses large quantities of nanotubes and as such, the exhibit of the sample product provided an inspiration for the development of other applied products.

NOF Corporation

NOF Corporation has developed a groundbreaking

nano-particle dispersion fluid, which by reducing bleed-out thanks to the inclusion of a functional po- lymer, enables dispersion stabilization without chan- ging the properties of metallic oxide nano-particles.

• Special Award –

Flanders Investment & Trade, Belgium

Flanders Investment and Trade played a coordina-

ting role in bringing together four organizations that are engaged in research into advanced nanotech- nologies. The four organizations together covered a broad range of fields, including MEMS, bio and ma- terials. Moreover, the grouping is engaging actively in exchange with Japan as well as advancing research that will lead to the creation of new industries. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69