Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2003
"Research for the Future Program"

1.Research Institution Nagoya University
2.University-Industry Cooperative Research Committee 69th Committee on Materials Processing and Applications,131st Committee on Thin Films, 153rd Committee on Plasma Materials Science
3.Term of Project FY 1999 - FY 2003
4.Project Number 99R13101
5.Title of Project Biomimetic Materials Processing

6.Project Leader
Name InstitutionCDepartment Title of Position
Osamu,Takai Nagoya University, Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering Professor

7.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Nobuyuki, Nakagiri National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology ,
Nanotechnology Research Institute
Group Manager
Masazumi , Okido Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering Professor
Yasunori , Taga Toyota Central R&D Labs. Director

8.Summary of Research Results

 We are successful to develop "biomimetic materials processing (BMMP)" which is defined as the design and synthesis of new functional materials by refining knowledge and understanding of related biological products, structures functions and processes. By using the BMMP we can make a new nanotechnology. This is based on lessons from nature.
 The achievements in our BMMP project are as follows.,
(1) Basic research on biomimetic processing

(1-a) Biomimetic nucleation of inorganic crystals

(1-b) Preparation of organic interfaces with controlled chemical functionalities,

(1-c) Micro~nano scale geometries based on self-assembled organosilane monolayers

(1-d) Thin film growth of mesoporous materials, e. g., mesoporous silica, as an analogy of

(1-e) Control of its microstructures, i. e., pore orientation and shapes Area-selective growth on predefined templates

(1-f) Cluster deposition in glow discharge plasma Super water-repellant films with self-organized microstructures was developed based on analogy of lotus leafs.
(2) Development of novel analytical methods for biomimetic processing

(2-a) Scanning probe microscopy for organized molecular systems formed at
solid/liquid interfaces

(2-b) Discrimination of molecular species and quantitaivive analysis of intermolecular interaction.

(2-c) Force curve mapping microscopy

9.Key Words
(1)biomimetics   (2)environment conscious processing   (3)sustainability
(4)self-assembly   (5)organic-inorganic hybrid materials   (6)ambient temperatures process
(7)artificial bone   (8)ultra water repellency   (9)drug delivery