Monday, November 16, 2015
Associate Professor Yukio Kawano awarded the 14th DOCOMO Mobile Science Award
Associate Professor Yukio Kawano of the Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center was awarded the 14th DOCOMO Mobile Science Award in Fundamental Science. The DOCOMO Mobile Science Awards are given to researchers with outstanding achievements, with the aim of developing mobile telecommunications within Japan and nurturing young researchers under the age of 50. The award ceremony was held on October 16th at the ANA Intercontinental Tokyo.
The development and application of terahertz electromagnetic wave imaging technology using nanostructures
Terahertz technology is anticipated to have wide applications in the fields of medicine, industry and science. However, as fundamental measurement capabilities (detection sensitivity, spatial resolution, spectral bandwidth, etc.) are unsatisfactory, the imaging and spectral measurement in the nano region in particular has yet to be developed. Associate Professor Kawano and his team used semiconductor quantum structure, carbon nanotube and graphene to develop highly sensitive terahertz detection, high resolution imaging and broad band spectral technology which have significantly better capabilities than conventional methods. In addition, he applied this to research on electronic materials, molecules and devices and verified its usefulness to materials and bio nano-analysis. In addition to the academic contribution, we can look forward to the systemization and practical application of measurements in the future.