Once atoms are condensed to form a molecule or a solid,
rich physical properties that are far beyond our imagination can emerge.
Suppose building up a condensed material by collecting atoms and bonding them one by one. New electronic properties will immediately appear after two atoms bond each other. Increasing the number of atoms further. for example. from a few to millions. will result in far more different exotic electronic properties.
Our group aims to explore novel physical properties of condensed materials by addressing their atomic and electronic structures. This includes the interaction induced by a network of condensed materials or the interface phenomena between different materials. In addition to their basic physics, we further focus on their technological applications that are beneficial for our everyday life.
For this purpose. we carefully design and fabricate atomically-controlled nanostructures or thin films. and study the electronic properties of these atomically-engineered structures with high energy and spatial resolution, using scanning tunneling microscopy. transmission electron microscopy. photoemission spectroscopy. and etc.
By combining these techniques and bulk sensitive probes such as transport and magnetization measurements. we open up new frontiers for condensed matter science from both microscopic and macroscopic point of views.
- Mini-workshop on oxides and related materials is held.
- Dr. Taro Hitosugi has been appointed as a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and jointly appointed as a part-time lecturer (visiting professor) of Tohoku Univ., AIMR.
- A paper of "Unconventional Charge-Density-Wave Transition in Monolayer 1T-TiSe2" accepted for ACS Nano .
- A paper of "Self-Assembly Strategy for Fabricating Connected Graphene Nanoribbons" accepted for ACS Nano .
- A paper of "Low-temperature deposition of meta-stable beta-MoO3(011) epitaxial thin films using step-and-terrace substrates" accepted for Thin Solid Films .
- JST-CREST Project
"Novel electronic devices based on nanospaces near interfaces”
Our goal is to develop novel electronic devices utilizing nanospaces near the interface of solid electrolytes and electrodes. We inject solid-state physics/chemistry into conventional electrochemistry, to open up a field of “solid-state electrochemisty based on quantum physics.”
- A paper of "Pulsed laser deposition of air-sensitive hydride epitaxial thin films: LiH" accepted for APL Materials.
- An article of "A Single-Atom-Thick TiO2 Nanomesh on an Insulating Oxide" appeared in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.
- The results on "A Single-Atom-Thick TiO2 Nanomesh on an Insulating Oxide" has been press released.
- A paper of "A Single-Atom-Thick TiO2 Nanomesh on an Insulating Oxide" accepted for ACS Nano.
- A paper of "Li-ion diffusion in Li4Ti5O12 and LiTi2O4 battery materials detected by muon-spin spectroscopy" accepted for Phys. Rev. B.
- The results on "Charge-density wave in Ca-intercalated bilayer graphene induced by commensurate lattice matching"has been press released.
- Dr. Kawasoko and Dr. Sugiyama joined !
- A paper of "Charge-density wave in Ca-intercalated bilayer graphene induced by commensurate lattice matching" accepted for Phys. Rev. Lett.
- The results on "Negligible “negative space-charge layer effects” at oxide-electrolyte/electrode interfaces of thin-film batteries"has been press released.
- A paper of "Negligible “negative space-charge layer effects” at oxide-electrolyte/electrode interfaces of thin-film batteries" accepted for Nano Lett.
- Dr. Bednorz (IBM Zurich) visited our lab
- Research results about electronic structure elucidation of silicene appeared in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
- Research results about imaging the evolution of d-states at a strontium titanate surface appeared in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.
- Latest research results about All-solid-state battery appeared in Nikkei Shimbun.
- "Imaging the evolution of d-states at a strontium titanate surface" has been a press release.
- "Epitaxial Thin Film Growth of LiH using a Liquid-Li Atomic Template" accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters.
- "Imaging the evolution of d-states at a strontium titanate surface" accepted for publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
- "Direct observation of Dirac cone in multilayer silicene intercalation compound CaSi2" accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.
- "Bottom-Up Graphene Nanoribbon Fabrication Reveals Chiral Edges and Enantioselectivity" accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
- "Fabrication of all-solid-state battery using epitaxial LiCoO2 thin films" accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources.
- A paper of "Atomic-scale investigations of perovskite oxide heteroepitaxy" accepted for publication in Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan.
- A paper of "Visualizing Atomistic Formation Process of SrOx Thin Films on SrTiO3" accepted for publication in ACS Nano.
- A paper of "Impact of Lithium-Ion Ordering on Surface Electronic States of LixCoO2" accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett.
- Results about Lithium Manganese Oxide appeared in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
- A paper of "Effects of atomic collisions on the stoichiometry of thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition" Accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett.
- Associate Professor Taro Hitosugi receives the 3rd Prize of Gottfried Wagener Prize 2013.(Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun)
- Dr. Okada and Dr. Haruta joined !
- Dr. Iwaya transferred to RIKEN
- Dr. Ohsawa transferred to NIMS
- A paper about vibration isolation published in Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A
- Hitosugi Lab's office moved