A03 The Function Exploration Team

The A03 team will develop hierarchically structured materials by fusing and/or assembling flexible organic molecules, such as liquid crystals, gels, polymers, and supramolecules, and inorganic nanocrystals that exhibit sophisticated characteristics, such as electric and optical properties. The A03 team will also aim to develop novel dynamic functions that cannot be achieved by the simple conjugation of soft and hard materials.

Using the technologies and the materials developed by the A01 and the A02 teams, the A03 team will synthesize dynamic functional materials and environmentally friendly materials that exhibit various properties including energy, biomedical, optical, and sensing functions.