Nagoya University, Department of Chemistry

Nagoya University is a Japanese national university founded in 1871 and chartered in 1939,
and consists of 9 Faculties and 13 Graduate Schools. The number of academic staffs is
about 1,800, and the number of undergraduate and doctoral students is about 16,000.
The research will be performed in School of Science, Department of Chemistry. Annually
over 390 MSc. and 180 D.Sc.’s graduated from the School of Science. This department
conducts research and provides education based on the four fundamental disciplines of
physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. The
department is currently executing the program for leading graduate schools and a Japan
and Germany joint graduate school program.

The research will be carried at Nano-Structured Materials group (http://nano.chem.nagoyau.
ac.jp/). This group consisted of 31 persons conducts research related to nano-structured
materials such as fullerene, carbon nanotubes, graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, diamond
nanowires, and carbon chains. The international research team includes members from
Japan, China, Malaysia, US, and Indonesia. The current staffs include 1 Professor (Prof.
Hisanori Shinohara), 1 Associate Professor (Prof. Ryo Kitaura), 1 Assistant Professor (Dr.
Yasumitsu Miyata), 2 Post-doc, 7 PhD students, 13 MS, and 6 undergraduate students.
This group has produced 17 PhD theses, over 480 peer reviewed papers, about 150 invited
talks at international conferences, and 10 patents. The group is focusing on the synthesis,
purification, separation, thin-film deposition, structure analysis, chemical doping,
spectroscopic analysis, transport measurement, and nanofabrication. Prof. Hisanori
Shinohara, Prof. Ryo Kitaura and Dr. Yasumitsu Miyata manage the development of
synthesis methods for high quality and structure-controlled carbon nanotubes using
chemical vapour deposition (CVD), of separation methods of high-purity, length-sorted
metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes using gel filtration and density gradient
ultracentrifugation, of stable doping method using vapour-phase and solution-phase
encapsulation of atoms and molecules into the inner space of carbon nanotubes.

The laboratory of the group possesses the following equipment:
(1) Synthesis for nano-carbon materials: large-scale arc discharge system, CVD systems (4
thermal CVD, 1 floating catalyst CVD), laser ablation system with a high-power pulse laser.
(2) Purification and separation: ultracentrifuge, high-speed centrifuge, 5 high-performance
liquid chromatography systems (HPLC), grovebox, tip-type and bath-type high-power
ultrasonicators, 3 high-temperature vacuum furnaces, plasma etching system,
thermogravimetric analyser.
(3) Microscopic analysis: high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) with
electron energy loss spectrometer (EELS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), ultrahigh
vacuum scanning tunnelling microscope (UHV-STM), atomic force microscope.
(4) Spectroscopic analysis: near-infrared photoluminescence spectrometer, UV-Vis-NIR
spectrophotometer, confocal micro-Raman / micro-PL system with Ar ion and HeNe lasers
and scanning stage, MALDI TOF mass spectrometer.
(5) Device fabrication and characterization: Electron beam lithography system, 2 vacuum
deposition systems, micro-manipulated cryogenic & vacuum probe station, semiconductor
parameter analyzer, spin coater, UV ozone cleaner.

The additional resources are available as shared facilities of Nagoya University. These
include an Cs-corrected TEM/STEM with EELS, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron
spectrometer.