Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

45Applied Molecular ChemistryDeveloping cutting-edge polymer particles and pursuing science in the mysterious world of the micro-scaleDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsI am working to develop functional polymer particles, a type of material that is both old and new and that promises applications in paints and inks and in components for cutting-edge materials. In my research, I first design functional particles, propose new synthesis methods, properly evaluate the resulting particles, and, finally, consider the possible applications in which they can be expected to play a useful role.Daisuke SuzukiAssociate ProfessorAfter obtaining his doctorate (in engineering) at Keio University, Associate Professor Suzuki worked as a researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at the University of Tokyo, and as an assistant professor under the Shinshu University Young Researchers Empowerment Project before taking his current position 2013. He specializes in polymer chemistry, colloid chemistry, and material chemistry.I hope to consult with scientists throughout the world to understand the nano-space, which is invisible to the naked eye, and to create materials that will enrich our daily lives.Outlook for researchMy goal is for students to experience the joy of creating things during their school years to give them an interest in science.Outlook for students after graduationThe particles, which are invisible to the naked eye, look like this when viewed through an electron microscope. Each particle has a diameter of 400 nm.While this liquid looks at a glance like milk, here we are dispersing polymer particles in normal water.Tetsuya TanigamiAssociate ProfessorApplied Molecular ChemistryLining up sub-micron minute particles in an orderly manner to create photonic crystalsDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsI synthesize minute particles at the sub-micron scale with identical diameters and line them up properly using electrophoretic deposition (colloid crystals). The particles have a strong electrostatic resistance and normally resist alignment. The members of my lab enjoy the challenge of researching numerous ways to overcome this issue.Associate Professor Tanigami joined the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University in 1982. During his student years, he used X-rays to carry out research on the solid structure and characteristics of polymers. Currently, he is researching colloid crystals using visible light. A phenomenon common to both pursuits is Bragg reection.There is now a need for quantum computers. In order to fulll that need, it is necessary for components to allow only light of a certain wavelength to pass and to bend light at a right angle. One method for pursuing associated research is the use of colloid crystals.Outlook for researchMany graduates are employed by chemical manufacturers involved in polymers and bers.Outlook for students after graduationAn example of a material in which the color of light changes depending on the angle (polystyrene)In this research, from the right, minute particles of inorganic silica, organic polystyrene, and hydrogel are being formed into colloid crystals.2°15°30°50°2°35°50°Colloid crystalCameraLight


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