Research Contents 


What we are carrying out in our research center is to organize the nanometer to micrometer-sized zeolite and the related crystals into 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) entities. For the 2D organization of zeolite crystals we assemble mono- and multilayers of zeolite crystals on glass and the related substrates through well defined various chemical linkages. We are also performing intensive research to assemble zeolite crystals into 3D entities (zeolite supercrystals) by controlled self-assembly of the zeolite crystals. We are at the same time seeking applications of the 2D thin films of zeolite crystals on various substrates into various devices including zeolite-based solar cells, and the resulting zeolite supercrystals as the photonic band gap materials and other optically important materials.