Tohoku UniversityWPI-AIMR Hitosugi Lab

About us


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.

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2014.2.24
Accepted for publication in ACS Nano
2013.11.14
Dr. Ohsawa received the highest award at The 33rd Electro Ceramics Researches Debates.
2013.09.30
Results on LiCoO2 research appeared in Nikkei and Nikkei Sangyo newspapers.
2013.09.05
A paper of "Impact of Lithium-Ion Ordering on Surface Electronic States of LixCoO2" Accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett.
2013.06.21
A paper of "Effects of atomic collisions on the stoichiometry of thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition" Accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett.
2013.06.18
Associate Professor Taro Hitosugi receives the 3rd Prize of Gottfried Wagener Prize 2013.
2013.04.01
Dr. Okada and Dr. Haruta joined !
2013.03.31
Dr. Iwaya transferred to RIKEN
2013.03.31
Dr. Ohsawa transferred to NIMS
2013.01.18
Dr. Shimizu won the NF Foundation R&D Encouragement Award
2012.12.04
A paper about β-Ga2O3 published in Applied Physics Letters
2012.11.19
A paper about Nb12O29 published in Thin Solid Films
2012.11.08
A paper about CaC6 published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012.11.06
Our result about CaC6 reviewed in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
2012.09.25
A paper about vibration isolation published in Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A
2012.09.24
Our result about LiTi2O4 reviewed in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun
2012.09.21
Our result about LiTi2O4 reviewed in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
2012.09.17
A paper about LiTi2O4 published in Applied Physics Letters
2012.06.26
A paper about SrTiO3 published in Applied Physics Letters
2012.03.09
Hitosugi Lab's office moved
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