Knowledge Exploratory Project for Nanocrystal Device Development

“Nanoinformatics” is one of the emerging research fields in developing a computational framework to support nanoscale research. A wide variety of research studies are conducted in nanoinformatics\cite{NanoInformatics2007}. Especially in the field of nanomedicine development, some integrated computational frameworks have already been proposed.

However, the nanodevice development process is not well systematized, and it requires both engineering knowledge and craftsmanship skills. For example, nanodevice design based
on knowledge of first principles, such as atomic physics, does not mean the end of the development process. Because the manufacturing process may affect the quality of the nanodevice, much trial and error is required before the final product can be realized. Skilled engineers can conduct this experiment planning more effectively than novices.

Based on a collaboration between top-level nanodevice engineers and computer science researchers, we propose a computer support framework for knowledge transfer and transformation processes for nanocrystal device development. We introduce an experiment record management system for extracting useful information from these records. We also discuss our future plan to extract useful information from this management system.