Discovery of photocatalytic reaction by Kenichi Honda and Akira Fujishima

In 1967, Kenichi Honda, an associate professor of Tokyo University, and Akira Fujishima, a postgraduate student, discovered photocatalytic reaction, the result when UV light is irradiated to titanium dioxide, causing water to split into hydrogen and oxygen. Read More »

Seiji Shinkai: Discovery of nanoscale machinery and microelectronics that are capable of obeying orders.

At the beginning of the 1980’s, Seiji Shinkai succeeded in creating a “supermolecule” (molecular nano-machine) that can be manipulated in the same way that meter sized or centimeter sized machines can. He developed methods of making atoms and molecules assemble, form a structure and function cooperatively. Read More »