A magnetic field is a unique external environment because of the precise controllability in the intensity, time structure, and hysteresis. Novel magnetic states and exotic electronic phases are induced by high magnetic fields. The main subject of our group is to investigate basic principles to control condensed matters including strongly correlated electron systems and molecular based nano-magnets by using strong pulsed and steady magnetic fields.
The original and unique advanced spectroscopic tools such as THz-ESR, high magnetic field X-ray spectrometer, high magnetic field neutron diffraction and ultra-high magnetic field diffraction with X-ray free electron laser have been developed and used. Our terahertz ESR system: TESLA-ESR and the ultra-low temperature magnetization system attract many users from foreign countries.
We keep the world records of the highest field X-ray spectroscopy and the neutron scattering. Moreover, those devices are operational in several major oversea institutes under international collaborations.