|Budget Amount *help
¥397,540,000 (Direct Cost : ¥305,800,000、Indirect Cost : ¥91,740,000)
Fiscal Year 2008 : ¥58,630,000 (Direct Cost : ¥45,100,000、Indirect Cost : ¥13,530,000)
Fiscal Year 2007 : ¥81,770,000 (Direct Cost : ¥62,900,000、Indirect Cost : ¥18,870,000)
Fiscal Year 2006 : ¥83,720,000 (Direct Cost : ¥64,400,000、Indirect Cost : ¥19,320,000)
Fiscal Year 2005 : ¥81,120,000 (Direct Cost : ¥62,400,000、Indirect Cost : ¥18,720,000)
Fiscal Year 2004 : ¥92,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥71,000,000、Indirect Cost : ¥21,300,000)
One of the most characteristic features of soft matter (e.g., polymers, liquid crystals, and colloids) is its hierarchical structure. Recent studies indicate that even a simple liquid has a similar level structure. It is expected that complex couplings among the different levels of such a hierarchic structure play a crucial role in the cooperativity of functions of soft and bio matter. However, there have so far been few studies on the role of hydrodynamic interactions on inter-level couplings and how the level structure of a liquid itself affects functions of soft matter. Focusing on these problems, we elucidated a few basic physical principles behind the cooperation among multiple functions, which is unique to soft and bio matter.