Development and application of spectroscopic and imaging methods based on nonlinear optics. Major focus is on application of terahertz waves and coherent Raman scattering to bioscience, material science, and medical science.
Condensed matter theory. Computational material science. Density functional theory for nonequilibrium systems. Theory of charge, heat, and spin transport in nanoscale systems. Nanostructures, atomic wires, molecular bridges, organic semiconductors.
The aim of our study is to control protein folding and misfolding for the application of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, and nanotechnology.
Experimental and Theoretical studies are conducted mainly using the world's largest tandem mirror device GAMMA 10/PDX in the Plasma Research Center on physics problems in the course of achieving controlled thermo-nuclear fusion.
X－ray spectrometry and imaging. Novel X－ray analytical metrology to see changes of nano－meterscale structures and chemical states in realtime.
We investigate femtosecond spectroscopy of inorganic and organic nanomaterials to develop functional materials for photonic-applications. We also study control of nano-scale structures, surface modification of organic and inorganic materials with advanced ion beam technology and nanoparticle assembly with biomolecules for bio-applications.
Development of magnetic materials and nanostructues by Atomic scale control based on state-of-the-art thin film growth techniques. Searching and understanding new functionalities in spin transport and their application to Spintronic devices.
We are focusing on the physical properties of high-Tc superconductor, diamond supercondutor,Fe-besed superconductor and carbon nanotube. Development of novel devices,including optical and field effect devices,using superconductos and nano-technologies are tergets.
Design and fabrication of functional structures, characterization of properties, and development for industrial applications of one-dimensional nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and rare-earth boride nanowires.
Fabrication and characterization of inorganic- / organic- / bio-nanostructures toward realization of novel functionalities at the nanometer scale, for future nanoelectronics and information technology, by using multiple-scanning-probe microscopy and related techniques.
Fundamental and application researches on next-generation high-speed semiconductor transistors, high-efficiency solar cells, and high-capacity Li-ion battery anodes using functionalized semiconductor nanostructures.
Development of new molecular sensors/systems towards mobile breath diagnostics, global-standard artificial olfaction, and new blood/fluid test. Fusion of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and economics.