Team Leader: Masato KAKIHANA (Tohoku University)
The A01 team will exploit the fundamental principles of molecular control by mimicking manufacturing processes in nature. These principles will be used to develop functional organic-inorganic hybrid materials, such as environmentally friendly and dynamic functional materials. Various materials including inorganic clusters, metal complexes, organic molecules, polymers, liquid crystals, gels, and functional peptides will be used in this process. The team will also employ analytical techniques from physical chemistry, interface science and computational science to understand interactions between organic molecules and inorganic constituents. The molecular control techniques established by this team will be provided to the A02 team for structure construction and the A03 team for function exploration.