Materials Property Division

Exploratory Research Laboratory

Hidemi KATO

Prof.Hidemi KATO

  • Prof.(Cooperation Research Group)Kenichi UCHIDA
  • Prof.(Cooperation Research Group) Sachiko HIROMOTO
  • Assist. Prof.(Independent Research Group) Hisashi INOUE
  • Assist. Prof.(Independent Research Group) Kohei SHIMOKAWA

Research frontiers by integration of cutting edge and exploratory researches

 In April 2019, this exploratory research laboratory was newly designed for the purpose of the flexible and prompt action to the cutting edge and exploratory researches in materials science. This laboratory consists three research groups which are operated in each characteristic organization and system.
 Independent research group: Young PI conducts exploratory research independently from existing research laboratories and centers in IMR. They try to create new research frontiers.
 Cooperation research group: Outstanding researchers from outside join IMR as cross appointed professors. They study cutting edge researches in cooperation with researchers in IMR actively.
 Guest professors group: This group invites researchers, especially younger ones, as guest professors widely from domestic universities and research institutes for utilizing IMR research resources in an effective manner.

integrated research, cutting edge research, exploratory research
Thermal imaging of spin-transport phenomena

Thermal imaging of spin-transport phenomena (Prof. Kenich Uchida in Cooperation Research Group)
By means of cutting-edge spin detection techniques, unconventional energy-conversion principles and applications based on the interplay among electrons, magnons, and phonons are investigated.

Development of quantum information technology

Development of quantum information technology based on topological thin film materials (Assist Prof. Hisashi Inoue in Independent Research Group)
(top left) Functional topological thin film materials. (top right) Thin film fabrication by molecular beam epitaxy. (bottom left) High precision measurements, (bottom right) Development of topological materials electronic devices.

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