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Exploration of physical phenomena in various scales
About us

The aim of physics is to investigate nature's fundamental laws and to apply the knowledge and results to science, engineering, and devices. Our department consists of four research groups: 1) astrophysics and particle physics theory; 2) condensed matter physics theory; 3) astrophysics and particle physics experiments; and 4) condensed matter physics experiments. The groups thus cover a broad spectrum of research fields including microscopic elementary particles, condensed matter of conventional size and the macroscopic universe, and conduct intensive research on various novel physics subjects. Each group is further divided into subgroups depending on the research subject to achieve highly effective research and education. The groups and subgroups maintain close cooperation with each other, with other departments, and with other domestic and foreign universities and research institutes.

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  • Prof. R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Drastic enhancement of crystal  nucleation in a molecular liquid by its liquid-liquid transition” in PNAS. See the press release (Japanese). They have been introduced in EurekAlear! . (26 Nov. 2019)

  • Mr. Naoki Wada & Ms. Kana Kojima (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the Young research award in the 57th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium.See the web page.(13 Nov. 2019)

  • Mr. Aoto Fukushima (Supervisor : Prof. Y. Ezoe) won Young Scientist Presentation Award in the Japan Society of Applied Physics Autumn Meeting 2019 (13 Nov. 2019).

  • Mr. Takayuki Ishitobi in Strongly Correlated Electron Theory Lab. (Supervisor: Prof. Hattori) received the poster award in the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2019. (28 Sep. 2019)

  • R. Jha, Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials lab.), and coworkers (TMU and Yamanashi Univ.) have published a paper entitled “Bulk superconductivity in a four-layer-type Bi-based compound La2O2Bi3Ag0. 6Sn0.4S5.7Se0.3” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese) . (20 Sep. 2019)

  • Mr. Yuhei Takaguchi (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the Young research award in the 56th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium.See the web page. (13 Sep. 2019)

  • Dr. H. Kawai (Supervisor: Prof. K. Yanagi) was awarded the JSAP Young Scientist Award. See the press release.

  • Dr. Y. Kobayashi and Prof. Y. Miyata (Nano-science Research lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Continuous Heteroepitaxy of Two-Dimensional Heterostructures Based on Layered Chalcogenides” in ACS Nano. See the press release (Japanese). They have been introduced in EurekAlert!. See the article “Atomic ‘patchwork’ using heteroepitaxy for next generation semiconductor devices”. (1 Jul. 2019)

  • Dr. Y. Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Lab.) have been introduced in EurekAlert!. See the article “From 2D to 1D: Atomically quasi ‘1D’ wires using a carbon nanotube template”. (23 Apr. 2019)

  • Dr. Miyata was awarded the Young Scientists’ Prize of the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2019. See the press release (Japanese). (10 Apr. 2019)

  • N. Yanagisawa and R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) have published a paper  entitled “In-situ observation of collective bubble collapse dynamics in a  quasi-two-dimensional foam” in Scientific Reports. See the press release  (Japanese). (27 Mar. 2019)

  • Y. Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Group) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “ Isolation of Single-Wired Transition-Metal Monochalcogenides by Carbon Nanotubes ” in Nano Letters. See the press release (Japanese). (11 Mar. 2019)

  • K. Hoshi, Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials lab.) and coworkers  have published a paper entitled “Two-Fold-Symmetric Magnetoresistance in Single Crystals of Tetragonal BiCh2-Based Superconductor LaO0.5F0.5BiSSe ” in J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. See the press release (Japanese). (1 Mar. 2019)

  • Dr. Y. Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Group) received the out-standing presentation award in the 12th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Molecular Science. See the press release (Japanese). (19 Dec. 2018).

  • Mr. Masaki Numasawa (Experimental Astrophysics Group) is selected as an outstanding student presenter in the 144th annual conference of Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. See below for more details (Japanese).

  • Mr. Kazuhisa Hoshi in Superconducting Materials Lab. (Supervisor: Prof. Mizuguchi) received the poster award in the 12th Joint Research Meeting of MEXT National Projects on Condensed-Matter Science. (30, Nov. 2018)

  • Dr. Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials Lab.) received the 13th Condensed Matter award.
    See the news page of TMU (Japanese). (30 Nov. 2018)

  • Dr. Y. Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Group) received  the Best Award at the Basic Research Division of the 13th Wakashachi incentive award.
    See the press release (Japanese). (10 Dec. 2018).

  • Mr. Yu Kobayashi in Nano-science Research lab. received the out-standing presentation award in nanocarbon workshop 2018 (31 Aug. 2018).

  • Dr. Y. Goto (Superconducting Material lab.) received the presentation award in the 15th Annual Meeting of the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan (15 Sep. 2018).

  • Mr. Yota Ichinose in Surface and Interface Lab. (Superviser: Prof. Yanagi) received the poster award in the 15th Annual Meeting of the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan (15 Sep. 2018).

  • Mr. Yota Ichinose in Surface and Interface Lab. (Superviser: Prof. Yanagi) received the Young research award and the Journal of Materials Chemistry A award in the 54th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium. The award ceremony was held at the 12th of Sept. See the web page.

  • Mr. Yota Ichinose in Surface and Interface Lab. (Superviser: Prof. Yanagi) received the out-standing presentation award in nanocarbon workshop 2018 (31 Aug. 2018).

  • R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Emergence of different crystal morphologies using the coffee ring effect” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese). (22 Aug. 2018)

  • Y. Maniwa (Nano-science Research lab.) and coworkers have published a paper
    entitled “Ratchet-free solid-state inertial rotation of a guest ball in a tight tubular host”
    in Nature Communications. See the press release(Japanese). (17 May 2018)

  • R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Active
    hole generation in a liquid droplet dissolving into a binary solvent” in
    Soft Matter. See the press release (Japanese). (11 May 2018)

  • Prof. R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) have been introduced in Atlas of Science.
    See the article “Variety of phase separation patterns induced by a propagating trigger”. (3 May 2018)

  • A paper by K. Takeuchi, Prof. Y. Ezoe, and coauthors has been selected as Editor’s Picks in Applied Optics of the Optical Society of America. Please visit this page (24 Apr. 2018)

  • Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting material lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Superconductivity in REO0.5F0.5BiS2 with high-entropy-alloy-type blocking layers” in Appl. Phys. Express. See the press release (Japanese). (19 Apr. 2018)

  • Prof. Y. Mizuguchi has received The Young Scientists’ Prize (The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) (10, Apr. 2018)

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